Published on April 18th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez


562bhp McLaren 570S Chosen As Safety Car For British GT Championship

McLaren Automotive has confirmed it will be the official Safety Car partner of the SRO-run British GT Championship for the 2016 season. The partnership will see the McLaren 570S Coupé take a lead role in safety and management of the field of GT cars which will include the 650S GT3 and, completing its development season exclusively within the Championship, the recently announced 570S GT4.

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The 570S Coupé Safety Car will support each of the nine rounds over seven race weekends, tasked with heading one of the most competitive grids the Championship has ever seen, and ensuring maximum safety for all competitors at all times.

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The 570S Coupé was the first model to be launched in the McLaren Sports Series. This third model tier joins the Super Series and Ultimate Series, and brings McLaren technology to the sports car market for the first time.

Power is channelled through the rear wheels from a mid-mounted 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 engine generating 562bhp and 600Nm of torque, and this combination of light weight and performance produce a power-to-weight ratio of 428bhp per tonne. Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h takes just 3.2 seconds, while 200km/h is achieved in 9.5 seconds and on to a top speed on 328 km/h.

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