McLaren 650S GT3 – the MC 12C GT3 Replacement

The McLaren MC 12C GT3`s replacement – McLaren 650S GT3, looks really attractive and provocative. The British sports cars maker is planning to build 15 units each priced at $560 000 (£330,000). The racer will take part in GT3 circuits in 2015. It will compete in motorsports events together with first-class racers such as Ferrari GT racing cars, Porsche 911 GT3, etc.

McLaren 650S GT3

McLaren 650S GT3 Performance

The new GT racer is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine mated to a six-speed sequential transmission. The powertrain capacity is limited to 493 hp due to FIA regulations. The same engine is capable of 640 horsepower.

McLaren 650S GT3 in motion

McLaren 650S GT3 – What is New?

Compared to current CT racer, the new edition features significant safety improvements and better handling. The state-of-the-art aerodynamic kit changes not only the car`s appearance but its performance.
Compared to the MC 12C GT3 car,  the 650S GT3 features an increased track width, all-new suspension geometry and stronger components.

McLaren GT 650S GT3 at Goodwood Festival of Speed

The latest generation GT3 car is based on McLaren 650S. It uses carbon fibre monocell chassis combined with aluminum sub frames. The prominent front splitter and air intakes with carbon wraps emphasize the exterior. The rear view of the car is dominated by fixed carbon wing and splitter. The McLaren 650S GT3 sits on all-new forged aluminium wheels sizing 12.5″ x 18″ at front and 13″ x 18″at the rear. The cabin of the road-going vehicle offers perfect protection thanks to the FIA approved rollcage. The seat is fixed to the chassis. Both the GT3 steering wheel and pedal box are adjustable.

The 2014 McLaren 650S GT3 debuted at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. It will be the successor of the highly successful 12C GT3 which have won world championships three times and has got victories in 51 races.

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition

The McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition is an extreme vehicle featuring an impressive aerodynamic program with cooling upgrades. In fact, the car is a modification of the road going McLaren 12C.

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition: Design

The high performance GT Sprint is based on a modified chassis. The ultra light carbon fibre MonoCell structure is combined with ProActive Chassis Control, Brake Steer and the McLaren Airbrake. The aerodynamic kit includes an integral air-jacks, centre-lock 19-inch OZ wheels, Pirelli racing slick tyres,  a full roll-cage, lightweight composite race seat, unique GT3-influenced bonnet and front bumper.

The lower ride height is teamed with a recalibrated suspension system. Drivers can select three handling modes.

The front is highlighted by an agressive front bumper,  and front wing louvres. The McLaren 12C GT Sprint uses track-focused braking system with carbon ceramic (CCM) brake discs.

The interior features a rollcage and integrated fire extinguisher system which comply with the FIA regulations. The cabin shines with its innovative carbon fibre dash with  digital display.

McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition: Power

The McLaren 12C GT Sprint track edition is powered by a  3.8-litre twin turbo engine mated to a seven speed twin clutch gearbox. The powertrain boasts 625PS.
The 12C GT Sprint track car is one of the most eagerly anticipated cars during the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 12C lineup also includes a racing McLaren 12C GT3, and McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition.

McLaren Concept by Vorsteiner

The McLaren Concept is the latest masterpiece of the German tuner. The name of the Vorsteiner`s McLaren 12C coupe is V-Concept.

The Vorsteiner engineers has designed a new front end with carbon fiber front bumper and splitter. The McLaren Concept is fitted with an additional air intakes in front of the front wheels. This performance element has been taken from McLaren P1.

McLaren V concept
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The exterior of the Vorsteiner`s McLaren 12C is accentuated by a carbon fiber side skirts and dark 20-inch front and 21-inch rear alloy wheels.

The rear of the McLaren Concept features a carbon fiber tail with an aggressively styled diffuser, and additional carbon fiber air intakes behind the rear wheels. The styling end performance package also includes an extra carbon fiber rear wing on the air brake.

The McLaren-V Concept by Vorsteiner is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine pumping out 625hp and 442lb-ft of torque.

McLaren V concept
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2013 McLaren MP4-12C Technical Specification

Drivetrain layout

Longitudinal mid-engine, RWD
Engine configuration

V8 twin turbo

Engine material

Aluminum block and cylinder heads

Compression ratio 8.7:1


32-valve, DOHC, dual VVT
Redline ( rpm)
Bore x Stroke (mm) 93 x 69.9
Engine displacement (cc) 3799
PS / rpm 625 / 7500
Torque Nm / rpm 600 / 3000-7000


7 Speed SSG with Pre-Cog

Body structure

Carbon fiber MonoCell with aluminum front and rear frames


Wheelbase (mm) 2670
Track, F/R (mm) 1656 / 1583
Length (mm) 4509
Width (mm) 1908
Height (mm) 1199
DIN weight (kg / lbs) 1434 / 3161
Dry weight (kg / lbs) 1336 / 2945
Dry weight with lightweight options (kg / lbs) 1301 / 2868
Weight distribution at DIN F / R % 42.5 / 57.5
Active aerodynamics McLaren Airbrake

ProActive Chassis Control
ProActive Chassis Control modes Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
Powertrain modes
Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
Brakes Cast iron discs with forged aluminum hubs (F 370mm / R 350 mm)
Wheels (F / R) 19” x 8.5”J / 20” x 11” J
Tires (F / R) Pirelli PZero 235/35 R19 / 305/30 R20

McLaren F1 LM prototype

The McLaren F1 LM prototype is a production version of the McLaren F1 Le Mans-winning F1 GTR. The supercar boasts 680 horsepower coming from a 6.1-liter BMW V12 engine. The powertrain is without air restrictors. The car is fitted with an all new aerodynamics and gearbox. Compared to the standard F1, the LM prototype features almost 50 hp extra power. The F1 LM accelerates from 0 to 100 mph in 11.5 seconds.

McLaren F1 LM

The lightweight prototype wears 18 inch magnesium wheels that are lighter than the standard F1. The McLaren F1 LM prototype is finished in Papaya Orange, the same color used on F1and Can Am racing cars

The McLaren F1 LM was on display at the Geneva International Motor Show.

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM

McLaren F1 LM


McLaren MP4-12C FAB Design Terso

FAB Design has developed a special Terso package for the McLaren MP4-12C. The aftermarket experts has achieved an engine upgrade to the 680 HP. The Terso supercar sprints from 0 to 60 mph in 3 seconds with top speed of 213 mph.

McLaren MC 12 by FAB-Design

The FAB Design Terso is produced in a limited run of only five units. The standard McLaren MP4-12C is fitted with new front and rear clips, as well as new side skirts. The side intake features a new cutout. The Terso sits on special FAB wheels.

McLaren MC 12 by FAB-Design

McLaren MC 12 by FAB-Design interior

McLaren MC 12 by FAB-Design

Hamann memoR McLaren MP4-12C: Geneva 2012

Official Press Release

HAMANN – Motorsport, points to the 82. Geneva Motor Show as a world premiere for the first time the “memoR”, based on the McLaren MP4-12 c.

Design added value for a polarizing supercar
At its release, the McLaren MP4-12C in the industry and in the world blogger community learned a contradictory picture – its optical performance is also in the judgement of the local English press so not in line with his razor-sharp handling, superior performance and the class standard for quality.

All too often, its design has been criticized as too arbitrary and too little on its own. “Evoraesque” was his appearance and not in line with his high-tech – carbon chassis. An ideal base for the HAMANN design team: When it comes to recognize the potential nature of a supercar, and precisely to redefine, the style gurus from the swebian Laupheim are a safe Bank: a synthesis of race heritage, brand identity, and avant-garde design features have it transformed the newcomers from Woking in a real EyeCatcher and helped him to the adequate performance, which is a prerequisite in the League of the mid-engine sports car: The presence of uniqueness.

The idea
In-depth analysis lead managers in the fields of marketing, sales, and design development agreed fairly quickly: an automobile of the calibre of F1 1995 must be from the MP4-12 c, who must hide behind the relevant known devices of Italian origin and is able to keep those of other British athletes with due distance at a distance his charisma on the road. With a sharp eye were the reasons for the creative areas of subjects out antomizes and explores the appropriate measures as the somewhat titchy acting flounder could become a serious competitor for adults:

The measures
1. Reduction of the concave surfaces
2. Implantation of the essential features of the F1
3. Aesthetic-functional adaptation of GT3 elements
4. Creating a relief with exciting light shade contrasts

The impact
A crucial source of mix up of the MP4-12 c with other smaller athletes from England is the excessive surface definition with concave elements. What appears initially to offer the advantage of optical lightness, proposes to here quickly the impression of hollowness, instability and rowdy attitude. As soon as the border of the front air intakes, the cross section of the hood, the rear side panel and the sill area were dismissed from the Haman-gym looked the volume of the whole even more after man car.

But to make sure, that the impression of concentrated power always reminded a fully January, the brilliant lines of the LeMans winner 1995 were interpreted now so new, that they just as far as the brand identity remembered that modernity and avant-garde of the “memoR” never for consideration is available – on these perfect swing can you simply not resign.

The irresistible mix of spectacular aerodynamic vents and guiding surfaces together with the closed circular silhouette precisely the tension creates one to burst tensioning the muscle, like in the full volume of extended wheel arches that barely cover the huge forged wheels or the sinewy hoods Tower, at the same time representing a defusing of the dangerous wiper edges in the event of a collision of passers-by.
The large front splitter, the upper and side wheel arch forced vents, the lateral deep drawn down ground effect door sills and the extended rear diffuser give not only the consistent racing look in combination with the large rear wing, but ensure also the necessary aerodynamic balance and the welcome pressure for a plus of G-force and ultimately the functional added value of this aesthetically compelling concept.

The bottom line
HAMANN would not HAMANN but if not still that of refinement would be the luminaries of customizing, they have been the Decade ends to drive the concept of individuation to the extreme:

The subtle C pillar, which falls for is taken not in the eye produces a huge effect: the rear fender is perceived now from the rear window up to the wheel arch as a member of the monster wide and even though also the silhouette is soft closed, a spectacular increase in the perceived width of the stern, which crowns the rear end in conjunction with the Diffusor-page boxes, which consistently continues the lines of the side sills to the rear and the Triple Exhaust arises: Who sees the “memoR” from behind, and that should be a majority of mobile contemporaries, has no doubt what he is really the more: A distinctive member of the League of fastest and breathtaking supercar from the House of Hamann.

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