McLaren has announced that the McLaren 720S GT3 race car is currently being put through the paces across Europe, the US and Middle East in preparation for its race debut in 2019. McLaren says that the 720S GT3 is currently in the track-based phase testing that features a punishing test regime to validate key performance data and long-distance durability.
The McLaren 720S GT3 is powered by a race-prepared version of the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. McLaren’s goal is to not just center on speed and stability, but to also make the 720S GT3 easy to drive by any driver, no matter their expertise.
“The McLaren 720S is such a multi-talented road car that we always knew honing its pure racing talents and making a GT3 car out of it would be an entirely natural process – and so it has been. While largely a bespoke machine, the GT3 car is still a McLaren 720S at its core. Developing a race car is about optimizing every component and the lightweight MonoCage II carbon fibre chassis is the perfect base for this,” said Dan Walmsley, Motorsport Director, McLaren Automotive.
The McLaren 720S costs a mere $564,000.