McLaren 570S Looks Stunning as British GT Championship Safety Car

McLaren 570S British GT Championship Safety Car 6 photos
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There's always been a fetish for seeing racecars being unleashed on the road, with the reverse formula delivering equally pleasing results. Well, here we are, talking about how the street McLaren 570S has officially made its way onto the track - the Sports Series machine has now become the safety car of the British GT Championship.
The 570 hp supercar will keep things under control over the nine rounds of the 2016 racing season. Interestingly, the street machine will pace an array of motorsport beasts including its track-confined cousin, the 650S GT3.

Truth be told, the McLarens you can find in a showroom are the supercar world's closest offerings to what a racecar has to offer. Let's not forget that Woking is currently making its first track steps with the 570S GT4 - what separates this from the road car? Not all that much, really: the safety equipment including a roll cage and a fuel cell, the aero changes, as well as the center lock wheels and a few other ingredients.

Oh, and let's not forget about the 570S Sprint (prepared for less rule-burdened races), which will follow shortly.

The opening round of the British GT Championship takes place this weekend at the Brands Hatch track, so it won't take long until we get to see the 570S doing its job.

We'll remind you McLaren has only been back in the road car saddle since 2011, but the Brits are doing an awesome job at it and deserve our undivided attention.

Here's Ansar Ali, Motorsport Director at McLaren Automotive, commenting on the new tie-up: "Motorsport is a key element to the make-up of McLaren – both in terms of our hugely successful history but also the extremely exciting future. This latest partnership with the British GT Championship underlines the common links between McLaren road-going and track-dedicated models."
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