McLaren 570S GT4 race car refreshed for 2020 after most successful season

14 fev 2020

  • Standard specification of the 570S GT4 racer enhanced for 2020, priced from £180,000 ex works
  • Continued development programme sees most successful GT model from McLaren updated to enhance reliability, while reducing servicing and maintenance costs
  • 570S GT4 race car enters the 2020 season for a fourth competitive season with Customer Racing teams
  • Newly-developed optional endurance braking kit offers superior braking consistency over longer-duration running

The McLaren 570S GT4 race car completed the most successful season since launch during 2019, ending the year on a high taking a 1-2 finish at the Gulf 12 Hour at the Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi with four graduates of the Pure McLaren GT Series and Customer Racing team Balfe Motorsport. With three series titles and victories scored in each of the championships contested during the season, the development programme has continued to progress. From here, McLaren Customer Racing has refreshed the 570S GT4 for the 2020 season which includes a new optional brake kit with a greater focus on longer endurance events.

The development of the new endurance braking kit concluded with a final test, being installed on both 570S GT4 entries competing in the Gulf 12 Hour event. The new option is homologated for racing from 1st March 2020 and is available as a factory-fit option or can be ordered as a retro-fitted item. The system includes bespoke suspension uprights and a new 6-piston front caliper design combined with uprated brake discs and pads, offering superior braking consistency and reduced degradation.

The 570S GT4 was launched competitively for Customer Racing teams for the 2017 season, enjoying the strongest year to date in 2019 with race wins and podium finishes on each continent it competed. With 140 podium finishes achieved by Customer Racing teams during the season and championship success in North America, the UK and Scandinavia, the 570S GT4 has become the most successful GT model to wear a McLaren badge. At its heart is the familiar lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis – a first in the GT4 marketplace – and provides a rigid core and optimised occupant safety levels. Power is still generated by the award-winning 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 M838TE powerplant, shared with the 570S Coupe in the McLaren Sports Series, and is delivered via the seven-speed seamless-shift transmission.

Pricing for the 570S GT4 is from £180,000, effective 1st January 2020. This price includes the previously optional removable quick-release steering wheel. The Sprint Power Upgrade increases engine power to 540PS and is available for £600 to fully exploit the capabilities of the 570S GT4 outside of homologated racing restrictions.

The 570S GT4 is available from the 11 official McLaren motorsport retailers across the globe:

  • Asia Pacific: McLaren Auckland, McLaren Melbourne
  • Europe: McLaren Glasgow, McLaren Frankfurt, McLaren Zurich
  • North America: McLaren Beverly Hills, McLaren Houston, McLaren Newport Beach, McLaren Philadelphia, McLaren San Francisco, McLaren Toronto

____________

Ends

Notes to editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in more than 32 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

In 2018, the company launched its new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, OnePlus, Pirelli,  Richard Mille, and Tumi.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.

Further information:

Piers Scott
Global Communications & PR Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone:+44 (0) 1483 241380
Mobile: +44 (0) 7387548837
Email: piers.scott@mclaren.com

Paul Chadderton
Global Product Communications & PR Manager | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone:+44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7990 776749
Email: paul.chadderton@mclaren.com

Dave Eden
Global Communications, Commercial & Brand Manager, Motorsport | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 262867
Mobile: +44 (0) 7500 857089
E-mail: dave.eden@mclaren.com

Media website: cars.mclaren.press
Customer Racing website: cars.mclaren.com/customer-racing
Instagram: instagram.com/mclaren_customerracing
Twitter: twitter.com/CustomerRacing
You Tubewww.youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv