McLaren is returning to the historic Monterey Car Week, starting 15 August, with the U.S. debuts of the McLaren 570GT road car, the 570S GT4 race car and new activations which will showcase McLaren’s strong heritage and current model line-up. This is the seventh year McLaren will have a significant presence at The , bringing enthusiasts and owner’s together year-after-year since 2010, when McLaren used the venue to show the concept form of its first modern-era road car.
Over the course of Monterey week, McLaren will introduce the US to the 2017 570GT with several examples of the car to be found around the peninsula. The car will make an appearance at McCall’s Motorworks Revival on Wednesday. It will then be on display and doing drives at the McLaren Driver Experience, followed by a presence at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
The new McLaren 570S GT4 race car will also be displayed for the first time on U.S. soil. The latest McLaren race car, which already has one race win to its name, is currently completing the final development stages in real-world race environments in Europe and is eligible for all GT4 competition globally with customer teams for the 2017 season. In Monterey, it will be shown alongside a McLaren P1 GTR and M8F Can Am race car on 17 August at McCall’s Motorworks Revival at the Monterey Jet Center. This trio will also appear August 19 at The Quail, A Motorsports Gathering, as a result of a partnership with the Petersen Automotive Museum.
On 18 August 18, at the Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley, McLaren will host the Driver Experience, providing 30-minute 570S and 570GT test drives along Laureles Grade Road for prospective owners and enthusiasts. The Bernardus Lodge will also house an array of iconic heritage race cars, several of which will all have their engines started at various times during The McLaren Brand Experience hosted by Amanda McLaren, daughter of founder Bruce McLaren. The heritage cars include: M2B/1 Formula 1 (1966), the very first McLaren F1, M8D/4 Can-Am sports car (1970), M23A/9 F1 car (1975), and the triple championship winniing MP4-2/2 F1 car (1984).
At the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday, 21 August, McLaren Special Operations will also reveal a unique project; details of which will be revealed shortly.