UPDATE: McLaren GT Gets Clean Redesign, Looks More Like a Supercar

McLaren GT Gets Clean Redesign (Rendering) 1 photo
Photo: Jack Darton/Facebook
Analyzing McLaren's modus operandi from the carmaker's 2011 road car return to last year reveals a patern that could hardly lead to surprises. Or could it? Well, it's easy to notice that Woking's evolution prioritises going fast over everything else. However, the Brits did come up with an unexpected move, namely the McLaren GT. Introduced last week, the newcomer promises to stay true to its simple name and become the coziest Macca ever.
Of course, the performance figures are the kind that belong on a McLaren, since, for instance, the 0-200km/h (0-124mph) sprint is covered in 9 seconds.

However, there are a few pixel wielders who feel the styling of the GT can be made even better.

One of these render specialists is Jack Darton. I noticed one of his Facebook posts that pointed out the parts of the machine's design that could be improved last week, as you can notice below (zoom in on the pic with the white lines).

And I invited him to compile all those pieces of advice into a render portraying his vision. His answer came swifty and can be observed in the post below, which came accompanied by a brief explanation - this seems to be the most serious (virtual) work anybody has done to the car so far.

"Ten minute adjustment. It's far from perfect, but to me, it's more like a McLaren. Given more time, I'd refine it much further, and the design would evolve and simplify," we are being told.

Now, I enjoy the idea of visually differentiating the GT from the rest of the McLaren lineup and my eyes find confort in the factory lines of the continent blitzer. However, while Jack's idea of how the Grand Tourer should look like seems to bring the newcomer closer to the company's supercars, there are a few ideas I'd love to see on the production car. Examples include the cleaner frunk lid, the sleeker door mirrors, the extra-sense-of-occasion side air intakes, as well as the new wheel design.

With the McLaren tuning market growing slowly, but steadily, perhaps some aftermarket developer will take the time to come up with such a design. And if such a transformation happens, here's to hoping exagerated pieces, which can be a side effect of such a treatment, don't get thrown into the melange.

Update: I've added a new image, which portrays the digitally resculpted GT in a form that's further refined. However, this blue car does come with one aspect that would deny its street-legal status in the US, namely rear-view cameras replacing the door mirrors (these are hidden behind the McLaren logo siting above the front wheels).

As is the case with the production McLaren Speedtail, which does pack such cameras, this would mean American owners would only be able to use the vehicle for up to 2,500 miles per year, as part of the Show and Display rules.

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