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McLaren Announce MP4-12C GT3 Racer

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McLaren’s return to the supercar forefront is one that is greatly anticipated. Next year will see an all new model from the British firm that will attempt to take on the likes of industry greats such as Ferrari and Lamborghini. The McLaren MP4-12C may not intend to be a record breaker like it’s older brother but that does not mean it hasn’t got the credentials to enter one of the most competitive markets in the automotive industry. 0-124MPH is done in less than 10 seconds thanks to it’s 3.8 litre turbocharged V8, 592BHP is at its disposal not to mention its capability of reaching maximum torque from just 3,000RPM. However, McLaren is a world famous racing outfit so surely it makes sense to offer a racing variant?

The McLaren F1 saw amazing success in motorsport and McLaren hope the MP4-12C will do the same. This GT3 racer is a much more track focused car with the one soul objective, to win. The first cars should reach customer teams in time for the 2012 season ready to take on the worlds best in multiple events around the world. We have been told that the road cars carbon fibre chassis is the perfect basis for the track-only GT3 and so requires very little modification. Specification has yet to be dictated by the FIA but one thing is for sure and that is the 2012 GT3 championship is set to be an explosive one…

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