McLaren has been a pioneer and setting benchmarks on the tracks around the world for 50 years, and the latest range of GT racing models based on the road-going McLaren Automotive range is no different.
McLaren GT was established in 2011 to develop, build and support all GT race activities. Based in Woking, Surrey at the former home of McLaren Racing, the company is responsible for the design, development and production of the 650S GT3, 570S GT4, and 650S and 570S Sprint models.
The first GT car developed following the launch of the first all-new McLaren – the 12C – was the 12C GT3, which was launched in 2011, and accumulated over 50 wins worldwide before being replaced with its successor, the 650S GT3 in 2015.
The 650S GT3 represents McLaren across the world in the most prestigious international and national GT3 series. Since launch, it has won multiple races and championships across the world in the hands of customer teams including the Bathurst 12 Hour in Australia, Asian Le Mans championship and Blancpain Endurance Cup.
The immediate success of the 650S GT3 has paved the way for the development of a GT4 car; the 570S GT4. Based on the 570S Coupe in the Sports Series, the 570S GT4 is a cost-effective racer which is able to compete in an increasing number of series worldwide which either include or specialise in the up and coming GT4 category.
In 2016 the 570S GT4 completed a developmental season in the British GT Championship, winning two races, scoring multiple pole positions and claiming third place in the championship before reaching customers’ hands in 2017.
In addition to the GT3 and GT4 racecars, McLaren also builds the track-only 570S Sprint and 650S Sprint models. Both Sprint cars are unrestricted, un-homologated examples of the Sports Series and Super Series models, which don’t cut any corners in terms of performance. With no limiting regulations, both examples are perfect for track day enthusiasts.