2020 McLaren GT review: What’s in a name?

As far as I’m concerned, this is McLaren’s prettiest car.

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McLaren has said on more than one occasion that it absolutely, positively will not build an SUV. So how is the brand catering to customers who desire a softer, gentler McLaren? Meet the new GT.


  • Sharp styling that turns heads
  • Powerful, emotive V8 engine
  • Stellar driving dynamics
  • Beautifully crafted interior with high-quality materials

Don’t Like

  • Laggy infotainment lacks smartphone connectivity
  • Missing some key luxury and driver-assistance features

That’s “GT” as in “grand tourer,” a McLaren for folks who want to cover great distances in great comfort, presumably at great speeds. On those criteria, the GT is as perfectly suited for long-haul duty as any of McLaren’s other products — it is most definitely a supercar at its core.

I mean that literally. The GT uses the same layout and construction as McLaren’s other cars: carbon-fiber tub chassis, two seats and a big V8 mounted midship. The tub in question is the company’s MonoCell II-T design — that’s “T” for “Touring,” meaning it includes an upper structure placed above the engine, which forms the underside of the luggage compartment. In order to accommodate this larger cargo area,

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Coronavirus vaccines: Drug trials, chloroquine and treatments for COVID-19

Everything you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines.

For the most up-to-date news and information about the coronavirus pandemic, visit the WHO website.

COVID-19 has spread across the globe with unseen speed and ferocity. It’s forced the cancellation of major events including the Tokyo Olympics and sent the world into self-isolation in an attempt to curb the spread. Health authorities and governments are attempting to flatten the curve and mitigate extensive transmission in the community, while scientists and researchers turn their attention to the coronavirus causing the disease: SARS-CoV-2.

Since it was first discovered as the causative agent of COVID-19, scientists have been racing to get a better understanding of the virus’ genetic makeup and trying to unravel how to effectively treat infections. There’s no cure and medical specialists can only treat the symptoms of the disease. Many different treatment options have been proposed and some older drugs seem to be associated with positive outcomes — but much more work is required. However, the long-term strategy to combat COVID-19, which has spread to every continent on Earth besides Antarctica, is to develop a vaccine.

Developing new vaccines takes time, and they must be rigorously tested and confirmed safe

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