Wherever you are in our big world, the whole Motor1.com the family sends our best, happiest and warmest wishes for your holiday adventure. If you’re reading this, you possible like a supercar, let us present you a short video for your viewing and listening pleasure. With help from McLaren of course.
This UK-based brand offers a holiday message that speaks directly to the hearts of automotive enthusiasts, while also offering a beautiful mix of traditional music. In collaboration with production company The Outbound Life, this 60-second short film features violinist Erica Carpenedo playing a Vivaldi classic Four Seasons: Winter. Music producer John Blasucci developed the custom arrangement, featuring other instruments and the McLaren GT blasting through the California countryside.
“Being storytellers at heart, nothing excites us more than re-imagining what is possible and bringing new perspectives,” said Kody and Kyler McCormick, heads of production company The Outbound Life. “We are so excited to partner with McLaren on this project because we knew we could produce work that would portray GT in a new light. We want to create a gripping experience for viewers, one they will remember.”
Fans probably don’t need to introduce the McLaren GT, but here’s a refresher just in case. Debuting in 2019 for the 2020 model year, the GT is a proper grand touring machine that isn’t as loud as the Senna, but no slouch in terms of performance either. Its twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 develops 612 horsepower, and that sounds pretty damn awesome as the video at the top of the article demonstrates. It’s not the most powerful McLaren in the lineup, but the GT’s lightweight design still means a 0-60 mph time of 3.1 seconds. Just keep the skinny pedal planted to the floor, and you’ll top out at 203 mph.
We’d love to give everyone a screaming V8 supercar for the holidays, but hopefully, this video will at least make you smile. You can also view holiday episodes from Rambling About Cars podcast, available below.