McLaren is breaking with its usual supercar formula by renaming the GT to GTS for the 2025 model year, signifying a significant change. Despite the new nomenclature, the car’s primary goal remains consistent: providing a touch more luxury compared to the more track-focused 750S while maintaining an impressive performance level. The GTS undergoes a comprehensive transformation, featuring a refreshed appearance, additional interior trim choices, and enhanced power for its twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 engine.
The revamped GTS boasts a 626-horsepower V-8, a notable 14-horsepower increase from its predecessor, alongside the same 465 pound-feet of torque. McLaren asserts that the new model is 22 pounds lighter, promising improved performance. The company claims a 0-60 mph acceleration time of 3.1 seconds, yet real-world testing suggests it may surpass this figure, considering the old GT achieved 60 mph in 2.8 seconds in our trials.
The GTS builds on the already attractive design of the GT with a reshaped front bumper, subtle alterations to the rear fenders, and increased gloss-black trim. It introduces new wheel options, including the striking 10-spoke “turbine” wheels. The color palette expands to include Mantis Green, Tanzanite Blue, Ice White, and Lava Gray. McLaren asserts that these visual changes also serve functional purposes, with enlarged front air intakes and a redefined rear end improving airflow to the radiator and engine.
Maintaining practicality, the GTS retains its surprisingly spacious rear cargo area and a small frunk. McLaren highlights improvements to the front axle-lift system, enhancing the speed at which the car’s nose can be raised. Interior enhancements feature aniline leather and Alcantara, with seats showcasing a new piping pattern.
While McLaren has set a delivery timeline for 2024, pricing details for the GTS are yet to be disclosed. Anticipating a starting point well above $210,000, the model is expected to rise considerably higher with customization options. The numerous enhancements over the GT position the GTS as a compelling choice for enthusiasts seeking a balance of luxury and performance.