A McLaren 720S GT3 Evo will assault the sector within the 2024 IMSA SportsCar Championship because of Pfaff Motorsports which on Monday introduced a single-car entry within the sequence’ GTD Professional class.
The information follows final week’s announcement by McLaren that it’s going to associate with United Autosports for an entry in the comparable LMGT3 class of the 2024 FIA World Endurance Championship.
Pfaff, which is the official importer for McLaren in Canada, already has vital expertise within the SportsCar Championship. Racing a Porsche 911 within the sequence, the group has earned championship titles within the GTD (2021) and GTD Professional (2022) courses, plus a complete of 12 class victories.
Considered one of Pfaff’s McLaren sellers, Chris Inexperienced, has additionally piloted a McLaren 570S GT4 within the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Problem and IMSA Michelin Pilot Problem assist sequence.
The 720S GT3 Evo that Pfaff will enter within the GTD Professional class subsequent season made its debut earlier this 12 months. It’s primarily based on the former 720S road car and advantages from improved aerodynamics and suspension over the unique 720S GT3. Powering the automobile is a modified model of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 discovered within the 720S. Right here the engine is paired with a 6-speed sequential transmission as a substitute of the street automobile’s 7-speed dual-clutch computerized.
Rival automobiles within the GTD Professional class embrace GT3-spec variations of the Aston Martin Vantage, Chevrolet Corvette, Lexus RC F, Mercedes-Benz AMG GT, and Porsche 911.
“We’re delighted to have Pfaff Motorsports onboard as one in every of our racing companions,” Ian Morgan, director of motorsports for McLaren’s street automobile arm, stated in an announcement. “The IMSA sequence is likely one of the highest-profile GT championships on the earth, and to be working with a group with whom we now have a powerful and established historical past, each on and off the race monitor, is incredible information.”