Shortly after the first notice that McLaren is planning to launch the SUV, the vehicle got the name. It will be called GTX and the first appearance the model is having next year. The situation is becoming crazy in the exotic segment since more and more carmakers are already developing the prototypes. The 2021 McLaren GTX SUV is not the first concept we can hear about. The performance-oriented vehicle will compete against the 2022 Ferrari Purosangue. Like McLaren, the Italian company was quiet about their first SUV, until recently, when the name appeared for the first time.
The COVID-19 pandemic is not going to slow down the development. It blew away the automotive industry. Still, there is a limited number of buyers that can afford such a machine. The 2021 McLaren GTX SUV and 2022 Ferrari Purosangue are the first vehicles that added a year next to the nameplate. Still, we expect even more debuts in upcoming seasons, including Lotus and Bugatti SUVs. Everything started with Porsche and continued with Maserati, but the first true exotic carmaker that entered the SUV segment was Lamborghini. Nevertheless, they will need to upgrade the Urus to keep up with new arrivals.
The McLaren GTX is official. The company launched a teaser image, which is not showing too much. Even when the photo they gave out is lighted, we can’t see details. Still, the profile is aggressive and there are no doubts the 2021 McLaren GTX SUV is taking the coupe layout with the sloped roofline. It is boosting the aggressiveness and aerodynamic, making the design more aesthetic.
Trademark headlights are there on the first prototype. Nevertheless, the British carmaker and its designers will change a lot of things until the new SUV hits dealerships. There is also the spoiler at the back, improving an overall sporty appearance. Of course, this feature will also help handling and driving at high speeds. Adaptive air suspensions will be standard. However, the off-road performance will depend on many other add-ons.
2021 McLaren GTX SUV Specs
This shouldn’t be too hard to guess. The 2021 McLaren GTX SUV will come with the most powerful unit the manufacturer can offer. That is a 4.0-liter turbocharged V8. With 600 horsepower, the GTX will be among the most powerful SUVs in the market.
We can see the same engine under the bonnet of the GT supercar. The SUV is larger and heavier, so don’t expect it to sprint 0-60 mph in just 3.1 seconds. On the other hand, the McLaren GTX could become the fastest model with 200 mph of tops speed. A twin-turbo V8 engine can also create 565 lb-ft of torque and send it to all wheels. A seven-speed automatic gearbox is a power router.
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When Will 2021 McLaren GTX SUV Be Available?
According to rumors, the sales of the 2021 McLaren GTX SUV will start in the second quarter of next year. Price predictions are not precise. The GT supercar costs $210,000 and the SUV is closely related to this model. However, the larger vehicle will definitely cost more. On the other hand, McLaren cannot push the price too much to stay competitive against Ferrari, Aston Martin, and other exotic carmakers. Still, we believe there will be enough buyers willing to splash between $300,000 and $350,000 for this super-luxurious offer.