McLaren unveils its newest supercar, but it’s for children

Credit: Original article published by Classic Cars Journal.

McLaren GT Ride-On

You’ve no doubt heard the term “start ‘em early” in regard to growing a child into a car enthusiast. McLaren would suggest one way to do that is with its newest McLaren GT Ride-On, an electric car designed for those ages 3 to 6.

Available in six colors, the new McLaren GT Ride-On is the fourth in the series and has McLaren’s iconic dihedral doors, a functional trunk for carrying cargo and a brake pedal with working tail lamps.

‘’At McLaren Automotive, we aim to inspire the future generation of supercar enthusiasts,” Hayley Robinson, manager of merchandise, licensing and partnerships for McLaren Automotive, is quoted in the company’s news release. “The new GT Ride-On allows even the smallest of fans to discover the magic of our pioneering supercars.

“We’re proud to develop and encourage younger minds and seek to create the next generation of drivers, engineers, and automotive designers.’’

McLaren says the vehicle comes with “an impressive list of standard options including authentic McLaren design detailing. Working dihedral doors make for the ultimate entrance and getaway and a functional storage compartment is ideal for stowing any junior driving essentials.

“Just like the real thing, the GT Ride-On has workable dashboard controls with key start that activates McLaren engine sounds.

“Tiny journeys can also be accompanied by music, played through an infotainment system that can access files from a USB device or SD card with optional MP4 display screen.”

What McLaren calls “the most thrilling toy of 2021,” the McLaren GT Ride-On has an MSRP from £163.00 ($223) to £234 ($320), depending on the options selected.