The new McLaren GT sets the pace for 'Ride with the Team' cycling event in Manama, Bahrain

2 fev 2020

  • The new McLaren GT supports the ‘Ride with the Team’ event as official pace car
  • The appearance celebrates the partnership between McLaren Group and Team Bahrain McLaren

McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury, high-performance supercars, showcased its new McLaren GT model during the ‘Ride with the Team’ cycling event hosted by Team Bahrain McLaren in Manama, Bahrain on Saturday, February 1.

The superlight Grand Tourer sporting a striking Namaka Blue paint theme, set the pace for the convoy of world-renowned athletes and cycling enthusiasts enjoying an exhilarating route featuring some of the key landmarks in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

The cycling parade was organised in conjunction with Bahrain Cycling Festival; a two-day event featuring numerous cycling activities, performances and campaigns hosted together with General Directorate of Traffic, as well as local cycling and community groups.

“We are very excited to support Team Bahrain McLaren with their annual ‘Ride with the Team’ cycling event. The superlight McLaren GT aims at setting a new benchmark in the Grand Tourer category, andbthe Bahrain Cycling Festival was an excellent opportunity to showcase its breath-taking design and high-levels of everyday usability in an informal and inclusive environment.”
Brett Soso, Managing Director of Middle East, Africa & Latin America for McLaren Automotive.

Team Bahrain McLaren has taken the mantle on from the successful three-year tenure of Team Bahrain Merida, founded by His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa and includes McLaren Group as a joint-venture partner.

The new McLaren GT rewrites the rules of modern Grand Touring through a combination of class-leading performance with continent-crossing capability and beautiful design. The car features a carbon fibre chassis providing exceptional strength and rigidity, as well as unparalleled driving dynamics and the lightest-in-class weight of 1,530 kg (DIN). Power comes from a 4.0-litre, twin turbocharged V8 engine generating 620S and 630Nm, which translate to acceleration figures of just 3.2 seconds from 0-100 km/h and a top speed of 326km/h.

As the first McLaren to major on touring and refinement, the level of practicality and luggage capacity has also been enhanced. In addition to 150 litres of storage space at the front, a rear luggage bay offers up to 420 litres of additional storage, which is easily accessible via an electronically-operated rear tailgate. 

The retail price of the new McLaren GT in Bahrain starts from 90,000 BHD, inclusive of the Luxe and Pioneer specification packs. The base price also includes a selection of Special exterior colours to provide the discerning, local customers with additional scope for personalisation. For more information on the award-winning range of McLaren sportscars and supercars, and a list of retail locations, please visit: http://cars.mclaren.com/.

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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series, Ultimate Series and Motorsport which are retailed through over 80 retailers in more than 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series, and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider. It also opened a new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider confirmed as the third car of Track25, with a new GT car announced and the previously-confirmed track-only Senna GTR unveiled.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include Richard Mille, Pirelli, Dell Technologies, Ashurst, AkzoNobel and OnePlus.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

Further information:

Adam Gron
Retail Marketing Manager – Middle East, Africa and Latin America McLaren Automotive Limited
Mobile: +973 (0) 66 398339
Email: adam.gron@mclaren.com

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