The British automaker has announced the McLaren 570S will be adorned with a racing version – the new GT4 variant is almost complete, while another model – the 570S Sprint is also on tow.
Similar to any other Sports Series models, the new circuit-ready 570S GT4 is developed starting from McLaren’s lightweight carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis that has now been fitted to a significantly wider body. This all new aerodynamic package developed to match GT4 specifications also comes with a massive and taller rear wing that will take care of the problematic downforce boost needed by the rear axle. Additionally the lightweighting process also includes using lots of carbon fiber components and there’s also a prominent splitter to also boost downforce on the front wheels. The heart and soul is the known twin-turbo V8 engine that has been modified for track-only usage and will develop more power. The visual changes are rounded off by the new magnesium alloy wheels fitted with Pirelli slick tires.
McLaren GT, the company’s racing division, is already accepting orders for the 570S GT4 with pricing kicking off from £159,900 in United Kingdom. First customers will take delivery of their new racers next year and the model will also be present during the full nine-round calendar of this year’s British GT Championship. The racing debut will take place during the weekend of 16-17 April at the famous Brands Hatch circuit. And McLaren is not stopping here, as the GT unit will also take the wraps off the 570S Sprint in a few weeks – the model being tipped as a “dedicated track day car, unrestricted by any racing regulations.”