McLaren MP4-12C GT3 first time on Nürburgring

 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 first time on Nürburgring
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 at the Nürburgring - 28.10.2011 / SB-Medien

Ready for actionMcLaren MP4-12C GT3 on the Nürburgring for first time

McLaren is gearing up for the 2012 racing season as our spies have snapped three MP4-12C GT3s at the Nürburgring.

Jointly developed with CRS Racing, the GT3 features an aerodynamic body kit with a new front splitter, revised side skirts and a massive rear wing. Other highlights include a carbon fiber monocoque chassis, Akebono brakes and a limited slip rear differential.

Power comes from a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine which has been detuned to produce 500 PS (368 kW / 493 hp). It is connected to a six-speed sequential transmission which weighs 80 kg (176 lbs) less than the seven-speed gearbox used in the standard model.

McLaren plans to build 20 GT3s for 2012 and pricing starts at £310,000 ($499,475 / €352,285).

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Why was the car detuned? is there a Bhp limit in this field of racing?
Oct 28, 2011 8:33 pm
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Restrictor plates for parity.
Oct 28, 2011 11:46 pm
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I like- hope 2 C it do well this season. Im a bit conservative as saying win, motor racing isnt something U conquer in a season, but I hope they do well.
Oct 28, 2011 4:50 pm
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