Front-Engined McLaren GT Rendered, Looks Like a Ferrari GTC4Lusso Rival

From the iconic F1 to the modern-day (think: post-2011 models), McLaren's road cars have always integrated Grand Tourer assets, with Woking being eager to demonstrate these can coexist with phenomenal performance. Of course, the British automaker hasn't properly explored the Grand Tourer area until recently, when it released the dedicated McLaren GT (the three-seater layout of the Speedtail also counts, but this is another story for another time).
McLaren GT Rendered as Front-Engined Shooting Brake 3 photos
Photo: Rain Prisk/Facebook
McLaren GT Rendered as Front-Engined Shooting BrakeMcLaren GT Rendered as Front-Engined Shooting Brake
The rather generous nose of the McLaren GT has determined certain aficioandos, myself included, to wonder whether the carmaker has developed a new front-engined architecture.

Sure, this wouldn't have made sense when used in just one model, but I imagined the carmaker could be preparing a front-engined jportscar (jacked-up sportscar) as a "competitor" for the Lamborghini Huracan Evo, with this becoming another kind of "no" answer to the question revolving around McLaren and building SUVs.

However, the McLaren GT relies on the same carbon tub as the other models in the lineup, which means it keeps its engine ahead of the rear axle.

Well, the Internet just won't have things this way, which is why it has come up with a rendering.

The pixel play, which comes from digital art label Rain Prisk, portrays a front-engined McLaren GT. And while the mix between the two volumes of the car might not be everybody's cup of tea, the shooting brake theme certainly serves a purpose.

You see, enlarging the rear side of the cabin means this virtual McLaren GT could actually provide transportation for four. And it's not like the formula isn't currently on the market, as the Ferrari GTC4Lusso easily demonstrates.

Even without a hefty ride height, such a model would make for a more elegant SUV alternative, while its driving experience would be miles ahead of that offered by any crossover. So it's a shame this is just a virtual dream.
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