McLaren Motorsport has taken the wraps off its new Artura GT4 car ahead of its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend.
Based on the Artura luxury supercar, the Artura GT4 builds on the multi-championship-winning 570S GT4 and 720S GT3 cars, featuring a new compact twin-turbo V6 engine and weight-optimized setup that’s more than 100 kg lighter than its predecessor.
While the road car utilizes a hybrid powertrain, SRO GT4 rules do not permit such technology, allowing for further weight savings on the race car.
The Artura GT4 features a seven-speed gearbox and offers increased downforce compared to the 570S GT4, particularly at the front end, which features a bespoke splitter.
There are also suspension and handling enhancements, with the front wheel width increased to produce more grip and less tire degradation. A limited slip differential offers increased grip and performance, along with improved serviceability.
“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 factory driver Rob Bell will be at the wheel during the car’s runs at Goodwood, with an “intensive” test and development program planned ahead of a full customer rollout in 2023.