McLaren has released new details and pics of its McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racer.
Following preliminary tests at MIRA and Silverstone, the race car – of which 20 will be built this year - will make its debut at this season’s Blancpain endurance series race in Spain, followed by Magny-Cours in France and Silverstone.
It will also make an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in July.
The racer uses the same 75kg one-piece carbonfibre MonoCell chassis as the road car as well as the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, albeit “tuned to race specification” – this includes the reduction of power from 592bhp to 493bhp in order to provide “optimum power.”
Further details of the racer include the Ricardo-designed six-speed sequential gearbox which is 80kg lighter than the seven-speed ‘box of the road car, the use of a specially developed ECU and a track-tuned suspension set-up.