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Old March 11th, 2011, 08:28 AM   #1
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McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Race Car: First Pictures from Silverstone



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McLaren Automotive has officially revealed its new MP4-12C GT3 race car, putting the car through its paces at the world famous Silverstone circuit in the U.K. The track version of its newly released street car, it certainly looks the part and adds some dramatic appeal to what is a rather sedately styled supercar.

Powered by a modified version of the street carís twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8, in race trim it swaps the dual-clutch setup for a new Ricardo racing transmission.

As is obvious, the GT3 car gets a custom aerodynamic setup including a massive rear spoiler and a body that is roughly 4-inches wider. Other upgrades include a new suspension setup, new electronics and Akebono brakes.

McLaren has announced the creation of McLaren GT, which will handle the companyís road-racing initiatives. The MP4-12C GT3 car will undergo testing through the 2011 season and is expected to contest some races in the FIA GT3 series before a full campaign for 2012.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 10:47 AM   #2
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Old March 11th, 2011, 10:50 AM   #3
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That car is all sorts of badass. Kinda bland looking, but seems ridiculously fast.
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Old March 11th, 2011, 10:59 AM   #4
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Ok, lets link this car to Ford GTs and Vipers.

Neil Hanneman was part of the Viper's original engineering team, and was one of their most successful racers in Europe.

He went on to be a leading part of the Ford GT program.

He is the engineering director for the Mclaren MP4

Great guy. He coaches at Viper Days and lives in North San Diego county.
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I would love to see it in person. Great looking car.
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I'll take that new MP4-12C over any other car out right now. It's a hard core car. I wonder how / if the new Viper will even hang with it.
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