With McLaren’s GT racing cars doing rather well right now, it was only a matter of time before the 570S spawned its own competition variant. And sure enough, it’s now here: the 570S GT4.
As was the case with the launch 650S GT3, however, it’s not actually finished. What McLaren will do is field the car in the British GT championship this year using its own team in what’ll essentially be a very public development period over all nine rounds, meaning the regular punters that receive their GT4s in 2017 will have cars that are “fine-tuned in the heat of real competition.”
The 570S’s carbonfibre Monocell II chassis wears a wider body with a plethora of aero additions including a new high-level rear spoiler, and the whole shebang sits on a set of magnesium wheels shod in sticky Pirelli slick tyres. It’s powered by McLaren’s tried and tested 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, carried over from the 570S road car.
Want one? That’ll be £159,900 please, which, considering the road car is £143,250, doesn’t seem all that bad. Want something like this but aren’t fussed by the racing side of things? McLaren will sell you a 570S ‘Sprint’, a bonkers track-only car that isn’t tied to any racing regulations. We’ll get out first look at that particular beast in the coming weeks.