McLaren Automotive already has some very spectacular track-only GT racing automobiles on their books, just like the 720S GT3 and 570S GT4, however the latter will probably be changed by the model new Artura GT4, and now McLaren broadcasts the McLaren Trophy, a brand new one-make supercar championship for aspiring and established skilled and newbie GT pairings to debut in 2023 on a few of Europe’s greatest racing circuits alongside Fanatec GT World Problem Europe powered by AWS occasions.
This McLaren Trophy championship will probably be held with a brand new automobile, the McLaren Artura Trophy race automobile, which occurs to be primarily based on the Artura GT4, however being a single-make championship, the Artura Trophy version doesn’t have to stick to GT4 guidelines, just like the Stability of Energy (BoP) rules as an illustration, so the Trophy model can include extra energy and elevated downforce in comparison with the GT4 variant, this may successfully make the Artura Trophy about as fast as a GT3 race automobile.
The Artura Trophy naturally takes many elements from the McLaren Artura highway automobile, just like the McLaren Carbon Light-weight Structure (MCLA) which makes it extremely inflexible and protected, within the Throphy model, the magnificent 120-degree twin-turbo V6 engine delivers its full 585PS making her sensationally quick in a straight line, add an enhanced aerodynamic bundle with a high-downforce wing, each low and high-speed corners might be tackled with ease, and the Artura Trophy sounds pretty much as good as she appears because of an enhanced exhaust system.
Similar to the Artura GT4, this new Artura Trophy model could have combustion-only energy, there isn’t a hybrid setup in these race automobiles, and this additionally permits house owners to transform the Trophy automobile they’ve come accustomed to, right into a GT4 version, all they should do is change the aero elements and cargo a distinct engine administration program, as soon as you’re feeling assured sufficient as a pilot, you possibly can enter official GT4 racing with out having to purchase a brand new McLaren Artura GT4, these similarities additionally permit newbie drivers to enter the McLaren Trophy championship, because the McLaren Trophy is designed for serviceability from the beginning, with an adjustable Bosch engine administration system, inboard radiators and a rear deck that may be lifted away without having to take away the rear wing.
“I’m actually trying ahead to seeing the brand new Artura Trophy automobile in motion. From my expertise in each motorsport and at McLaren I genuinely consider that this can be a nice race automobile and an enormous step on from something we’ve ever produced earlier than for such a championship. There’s nothing that exists presently to supply the identical prospect to aspiring or skilled and newbie GT drivers and already we’ve had enormous curiosity in each the brand new automobile and the championship.” Ian Morgan, Director of Motorsport, McLaren Automotive.
The McLaren Trophy Championship will probably be open to the brand new Artura Trophy but additionally to current 570S Trophy automobiles, a number of of the impartial groups have been operating the latter within the Pure McLaren GT Collection earlier than, so they’re welcome to hitch the brand new Championship, the 570S Trophy automobile is now not in manufacturing, however McLaren Buyer Racing continues to assist house owners and groups with alternative elements and technical backup, and the 570S Trophy will nonetheless compete for sophistication wins and championships in 2023.
As we already talked about, the McLaren Trophy Championship will be a part of the Fanatec GT World Problem Europe on a few of the most attention-grabbing circuits in Europe, McLaren even presents a concierge service so drivers can think about driving their Artura Trophy and don’t fear about shuttle companies, resort reservations and different boring stuff like that, every race weekend could have two 60-minute apply classes to get to know the observe, after that, every race day begins with a 15-minute pre-qualifying session, a 15-minute qualifying, and subsequently, a 50-minute race with obligatory pit stops for driver modifications
The inaugural McLaren Trophy season will function 5 races at iconic Grand Prix circuits together with Paul Ricard, Hockenheim, and Barcelona, with a spherical on the invoice of the well-known Spa 24-Hour race.
2023 McLaren Trophy, Europe calendar
|June 2-4||Paul Ricard||France|
|June 30 – July 2||Misano||Italy|
|September 29 – October 1||Barcelona||Spain|
“We’re excited to announce the McLaren Trophy, that includes the brand new Artura Trophy race automobile; an elite motorsport championship with a premium paddock expertise that’s the epitome of the McLaren model. Because the world of Professional-Am GT racing continues to develop, we sit up for welcoming each previous associates and the subsequent technology of McLaren drivers to our paddock and lots of thrilling seasons of racing with the spectacular new Artura Trophy race automobile.” Gareth Dunsmore, Chief Advertising and marketing Officer, McLaren Automotive