With the announcement of the newest 570 series, McLaren has finally fleshed out their lower-tier offerings with a single chassis in multiple trims to do everything you ask, a road car, a grand touring car, and now track focused cars with the 570S Sprint and 570 GT4.
Built to improve the car and its capabilities, McLaren is entering the 570 GT4 in the British GT Championship. We won’t have more info on the 570 Sprint for a few more weeks, but we do know that the car is unrestricted and aimed at private track days, though owners will have an option of upgrading to GT4 competition spec. With the launch of these cars, the average supercar buyer will now be able to buy and race a McLaren as the 570 chassis is the most affordable of the lineup.
Of course the GT4 has a carbon fiber shell, but this time they’ve reworked the aluminum and carbon fiber structure for better aerodynamics in the name of faster lap times. Also helping aid the car to a faster lap is a reworked splitter, larger rear wing, and a redesigned front mounted radiator to keep the car cool in the worst of track conditions. Putting power to the ground is the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V6 in the base 570, and Pirelli racing slicks on centerlock wheels.
The GT4 will debut at the famous Brands Hatch circuit on April 16th. Expect pricing to start around $180,000 with orders opening shortly. Check back to Autotalk.com for the debut of the 570S sprint in a few weeks.