McLaren has announced that it is adding two new track-dedicated models of the recently-launched Sports Series, called the 570S GT4 and the 570S Sprint.
Developed by the motorsport division of McLaren Automotive and GT racing specialists, CRS GT Limited, the 570S GT4 will now enter an intensive season-long development programme in the British GT championship, while the 570S Sprint, which is unrestricted by racing regulations, will be dedicated for private track usage.
The track-only 570S GT4, which shares the carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis architecture with the other models in the Sports Series, will be the first car in the GT4 category to feature this technology.
The 570S GT4 also features a unique aerodynamic package which includes a GT4-specification high level rear wing, mounted on aluminium pylons, a larger front splitter and reprofiled floor assembly. An additional front centre high temperature radiator sits below a GT3-inspired bonnet with radiator exit ducts. These upgrades have been designed to optimise the aerodynamic performance and cooling of the 570S GT4 to ensure it is able to perform in the harshest race conditions globally.
Both models are powered by McLaren’s 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 M838TE engine which is carried over from the road-going Sports Series model. Mated to the engine is a seven-speed gearbox that transfers all 562hp and 600Nm of peak torque to the rear wheels.
It is said that McLaren GT and CRS GT Limited will work with recently confirmed customer team Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse to race the 570S GT4 in the full nine round calendar, including the famous Spa-Francorchamps.
“The launch of the Sports Series has broadened McLaren to a new audience, introducing technologies to the sports car market and to a new group of customers. The 570S GT4 is doing the same in the motorsport world, and will bring the opportunity to own and race a McLaren – previously limited to a very small number of people – to a much wider group,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer of McLaren.
Both models are expected to be launched officially within the next few weeks.
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