Setting Track Records Around the World for the Past 50 Years, McLaren Has Been a Pioneer in the Racing World
Born on the track more than 50 years ago, McLaren continues to rack up racing and championship awards worldwide. With the 650S GT3, customer teams took titles on each continent during 2016, while the new 570S GT4 brings McLaren Motorsport to a whole new audience. McLaren continues to push the limit in pursuit of that extra tenth of a second, winning hardware and fans all over the world.
Established in 2011, McLaren GT is the race car manufacturing division of McLaren Group created to develop, build and support the GT racing and track derivatives of the McLaren road cars. Based in Woking, Surrey at the former home of McLaren Racing, the company is responsible for the design, development and production of McLaren’s cutting-edge track vehicles.
McLaren’s CEO, Mike Flewitt, proclaims, ‘Motorsport is part of the lifeblood of the McLaren brand, and this role will be key to our long-term plans as we continue to expand the product range and customer-appeal around the world.’
Pioneers of the Industry
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 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 addition to the GT3 and GT4 racecars, McLaren 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.