The track testing of the McLaren 720S GT3 racer has begun and is scheduled to be tested in US, Middle East and Europe. Currently, McLaren 720S GT3 is being prepped for competition debut in the year 2019 when it will meet eligibility for all GT3s globally. However, before its track debut 720S GT3 underwent extensive computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations. Now, it will have to undergo a punishing test regime which will validate computer data and assumed long-distance durability. McLaren CEO, Mike Flewitt said during the launch that it is an incredibly exciting moment for them as they will see 720S GT3 begin an intensive track-based phase of a development program.
McLaren is confident to provide customers with first-class GT race car. It will enable their customer to go racing which is an integral part of their business strategy of McLaren Automotive. He further added that they are confident of supplying teams with exceptional GT cars and outstanding support to make the most out of it. Just like the road car, McLaren 720S GT3 also features a light and very stiff carbon fiber MonoCage II chassis structure. Power in the McLaren 720S GT3 comes from twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 unit. It has an improved torque curve and new electronic shift actuator for the six-speed sequential paddle gearbox.
Majority of the standard McLaren 720S has been changed or optimized for the 720 S GT3. It comprises of changes to the bodywork (bespoke splitter, floor assembly, dive-planes, GT3-spec wing etc), aerodynamics and suspension, a revised transmission, new braking system and several others. Jolyon Nash who is McLaren sales and marketing executive said that 720S GT3 is an important car for the McLaren automotive. Not only it has road car abilities but also possess extreme performance accessed by all drivers. The price of the McLaren 720S GT3 has been confirmed and it is set at £440,000.