Following the success of the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and 650S GT3 race cars, the company has announced plans for their upcoming GT3 track car based on their latest-generation 720S.
The 720S GT3 will make its racing debut for the 2019 season and will be fully compliant with the latest GT3 regulations and will be eligible to compete in all GT3 race series’. Building upon the road-going 720S, McLaren has fitted the car with an extravagant aerodynamic kit made from lightweight carbon fibre composites, giving the car superior downforce on-track without adding significant weight.
A race-prepped M840 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 rests under the hood of the 720S GT3 race car although McLaren did not reveal any key performance figures. Drive is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed sequential gearbox. A set of adjustable dampers and coil-over springs takes over from the independent hydraulic suspension found in the road car.
Moving forward, McLaren Automotive has confirmed that they will be appointing selective McLaren retailers from its existing dealer network to distribute its motorsport products and services; further expanding McLaren’s involvement and support of motorsports with its esteemed clientele.
Further down the line, the company is committed to engaging in talent development through two exclusive programmes – one with its existing McLaren owners and another with young drivers. More details of the talent development programme will be announced next year.