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

Valvetrain

32-valve, DOHC, dual VVT
Redline ( rpm)
8,500
Bore x Stroke (mm) 93 x 69.9
Engine displacement (cc) 3799
PS / rpm 625 / 7500
Torque Nm / rpm 600 / 3000-7000

Transmission

7 Speed SSG with Pre-Cog

Body structure

Carbon fiber MonoCell with aluminum front and rear frames

Dimensions

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
Suspension

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

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