The four-year-old McLaren 720S GT3 has received an evolution upgrade package from McLaren Automotive and is slated to be homologated for use this year.
The newest version of the British manufacturer’s flagship GT racing vehicle, which debuted to customers throughout the world in 2019, is the McLaren 720S GT3 EVO.
Current McLaren 720S GT3 teams can upgrade their current cars to the most recent specifications, and the EVO variation can also be bought as a brand-new car.
The front bumper and splitter, which are intended to enhance the downforce and shift the car’s balance forward, are just two examples of the “many major bodywork modifications” that McLaren claims the 720S GT3 EVO has. Additionally, quick-release fasteners are included on certain components.
A gurney flap has been added to the front hood to help with cooling, while the rear wing gurney has been raised in height to increase downforce.
New front and rear upper wishbones and four-way adjustable dampers from Ohlins were added to the suspension to improve it.
The front brake caliper is bolted to the uprights, which are likewise modern and made to be quickly changed. The uprights were created by McLaren to be “more durable” in scenarios involving wheel-to-wheel contact and adaptable in terms of setup and tire management.
Customers who choose to upgrade their current 720S GT3s to the EVO specification can do so by installing the new upright assembly, according to McLaren.
The car’s headlights have also been modified for better visibility at night.
According to Ian Morgan, head of McLaren Automotive, “The McLaren 720S GT3 has been an extraordinary success in GT3 racing since its stunning debut four years ago, winning the  Gulf 12-Hour race for numerous hours.”
Since then, it has won numerous races and championships, including the most recent ones in the Asian Le Mans Series, the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship, and the GT World Challenge Europe last year. It also started the year 2023 with a podium finish in the Daytona 24 Hours.
The McLaren 720S will continue to lead GT3 racing for many more years to come because we’ve maintained a close relationship with our customer racing teams during that time and have incorporated many of their recommendations into the new EVO package, improving consistency of performance and serviceability.
The McLaren Artura GT4 and the 720S GT3 EVO are the two newly homologated GT vehicles that McLaren will have in its racing lineup for the 2023 season.
The Woking-based business is also creating the McLaren Trophy single-make series for Artura GT4s that have been modified in-house and will compete at five European tournaments.
Along with Lamborghini, who unveiled the Huracan GT3 EVO2 in the Rolex 24 at Daytona last month, McLaren is the second GT3 manufacturer to release an EVO update this year.
Additionally, the brand-new Ferrari 296 GT3 and Type-992 Porsche 911 GT3 R will debut during the 2018 season.