McLaren has not forgotten its racing routes while it is busy with its road car success in recent years. McLaren cars have a long and excellent history of being taken from the road to the track; The Super Series with the 650S GT3, the Ultimate Series with the P1 GTR for example. Now the McLaren 570S GT4 for the Sport Series is the newest addition to the racing family.
The Sport Series is the lowest of FIA’s sport racing categories. The 570S for the sport Series is based on the road going model and features a number of upgrades. It is jointly developed by the McLaren GT competition division and independent motorsport firm CRS GT Limited to comply with the regulations of the series.
The McLaren 570S GT4 racing model features the same engine and transmission as the road-going model. The engine is a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 with a 7 Speed SSG transmission. It gets reworked body panels to accommodate the wider track. It gets Pirelli slicks with center-lock magnesium alloys. The suspension gets adjustable dampers and coil-over springs with an on-board air jack. The 570S GT4 has aggressive aerodynamics with a large rear wing, front splitter and underfloor. There is a large radiator up front and air ducts to keep the engine and the parts cool.
The McLaren 570S GT4 will debut at the British GT championship race at Brands Hatch next month. It will be made available to privateer teams later on. Additionally, a 570S Sprint model will also be made available for private track enthusiasts. It will be redesigned accordingly.