June 27, 2022 | General

McLaren release new model

Unveiled at the traditional Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren Motorsport’s Artura GT4 replaces the long serving 570S and joins the 720S GT3 within the manufacturer’s customer racing line-up.

Based on Mclaren’s newly launched Artura sportscar, the GT4 utilises the same V6 twin-turbocharged engine used in the road-going version sent through a seven-speed gearbox.

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As with every new model, improvements have been made with the Artura GT4 is 100kg lighter than the previous 570S, increased downforce courtesy of a freshly re-designed front splitter, suspension and handling enhancements mainly through an increased front wheel width.

Serviceability and ergonomics are other areas the Artura GT4 has greatly been improved upon compared to the previous model.

“The Artura GT4 is the second race car to be built from the ground-up by McLaren Automotive’s Motorsport division,” said McLaren Automotive director of motorsport Ian Morgan.

“Based on the revolutionary new McLaren Artura, it represents a significant step up from the outgoing 570S GT4, itself a hugely successful competition car which has achieved many race and championship wins with our customer racing teams.

“With lighter weight, extremely precise handling characteristics and enhanced durability – as well as the packaging and efficiency advantages and all-round serviceability for mechanics of the new V6 powertrain – the Artura GT4 will set new class standards, as we are already seeing from our extensive test and development program.”

McLaren’s factory driver Rob Bell demonstrated the Artura GT4 at Goodwood ahead of an intensive test and development program with an anticipated customer release before the 2023 season.

It follows BMW’s recent opening of customer orders for the new M4 GT4.