McLaren 570S GT4 Front ViewMcLaren 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint are the two new models dedicated for the track. They are part of the recently-launched Sports Series and were developed in conjunction with McLaren GT. The bigger news is that the 570S GT4 will also enter an intensive season-long development program in the British GT championship. In fact, the McLaren GT and CRS GT Limited will work with the team Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse (which will compete with the aforementioned model alongside the entry of the 650S GT3 with Factory Driver Rob Bell and Alaisdair McCaig) in the full nine round calendar.

The 570S Sprint has been only announced and will be revealed very soon. This one is dedicated for private trackdays and this means that it is unrestricted by any racing regulations. Nevertheless, the 570S Sprint can be upgraded eventually to GT4 specification.

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Another announcement made by McLaren Automotive is the confirmation of the new Motorsport Director Ansar Ali, who will be responsible for on-going strategy and management of motorsport activities.

Details About McLAREN 570S GT4

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570S GT4 is track-only and has the carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis architecture just like the other models in the Sports Series. The carbon material will provide not only inherent strength to car's body but will also make it light in weight. Driver's protection is secured by the FIA-approved rollcage and fire extinguisher system. Except for the architecture, carbon (and aluminum) has been used for the reprofiled bodywork. Cast magnesium alloy wheels shod with slick Pirelli racing tires carry this exclusives-looking body. Driving dynamics are ensured by the two-way adjustable motorsport dampers with coil-over springs at the front and the rear. The on-board air jacking system is fitted as standard.

The aerodynamic package is a must when it comes to focusing on the laptimes. Therefore the 570S GT4 is fitted with high level rear wing, mounted on aluminium pylons, a larger front splitter and reprofiled floor assembly. There is an additional front centre high temperature radiator, which sits below a GT3-inspired bonnet with radiator exit ducts, optimizing performance and cooling at the same time.

Carried over from the road-going Sports Series model is the engine, which is the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8. It is connected to a seven-speed seamless shift gearbox that drives the rear wheels.

McLaren 570S GT4 will be revealed at the opening of the British GT Championship at Brands Hatch, UK between 16th and 17th April. It has a starting price of £159,900. We do expect in the upcoming weeks additional details, pictures and pricing for the 570S.

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McLaren 570S GT4 Technical Specifications:

  • Engine capacity & type
3.8-litre (3,799cc) / twin turbo V8 M838TE
  • Transmission
7 Speed SSG
  • Chassis
McLaren carbon fibre Monocell II chassis; aluminium front & rear frames and crash structures
  • Body
Aluminium and carbon fibre panels
  • Aerodynamics
Unique front splitter and floor assembly; GT4-specification adjustable rear wing
  • Cooling
Additional front centre high temp radiator
  • Suspension
Penske two-way adjustable motorsport dampers with coil-over springs, front & rear
  • Axle
SKF centre lock integrated hub / wheel bearing unit, handed side to side, front & rear
  • Wheels
OZ cast magnesium 9"x18" front / 11"x18" rear
  • Tyres
Pirelli racing slicks - 245/645-18" front / 305/680-18" rear
  • Length
  • Width
  • Height
  • Wheelbase
  • Track, f/r
1,644mm / 1,593mm
  • Fuel capacity
110 litres

Source: McLaren