Just 20 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 racers will be built this year, all of which feature a de-tuned V8
5 May 2011

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.”

Read more about McLaren’s MP4-12C GT3 racer

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.

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