McLaren Automotive already has some very impressive track-only GT racing cars on their books, like the 720S GT3 and 570S GT4, but the latter will be replaced by the brand new Artura GT4, and now McLaren announces the McLaren Trophy, a new one-make supercar championship for aspiring and established professional and amateur GT pairings to debut in 2023 on some of Europe’s best racing circuits alongside Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS events.
This McLaren Trophy championship will be held with a new car, the McLaren Artura Trophy race car, which happens to be based on the Artura GT4, but being a single-make championship, the Artura Trophy edition does not have to adhere to GT4 rules, like the Balance of Power (BoP) regulations for instance, so the Trophy version can come with more power and increased downforce compared to the GT4 variant, this will effectively make the Artura Trophy about as quick as a GT3 race car.
“We are excited to announce the McLaren Trophy, featuring the new Artura Trophy race car; an elite motorsport championship with a premium paddock experience that is the epitome of the McLaren brand. As the world of Pro-Am GT racing continues to grow, we look forward to welcoming both old friends and the next generation of McLaren drivers to our paddock and many exciting seasons of racing with the spectacular new Artura Trophy race car.” Gareth Dunsmore, Chief Marketing Officer, McLaren Automotive
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