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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 car’s 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 company’s 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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What an awesome car. I know they recently tweaked the front and rear ends of the street version of this car.
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