Posted on: Jan 18, 2013
18,084 reads

46 comments




McLaren Revises 12C GT3 for 2013

Updated McLaren 12C GT3 available to race teams and everyman alike for a cool half-million-dollars.
The 12C GT3 had a phenomenally successful debut season, taking 19 wins and a further 19 podium finishes in the 98 races 13 different McLaren GT teams took part in. Having only been made available to European-based GT teams in 2012, the updated 12C GT3 will be rolled out to teams around the world, and for the first time to collectors and those that want a competition McLaren but have no desire to race it. However, for that privilige they will need to have enough spare cash to cover the £325,000 asking price.

Share This Article Google Plus
Is the Alfa Romeo 4C Truly an Affordable Supercar? Orange BMW M4 is the Bomb This 2014 COPO Camaro is For Sale With Zero Miles
The 2013-spec model has received a series of revisions, including an updated aerodynamics package consisting of a front splitter, rear wing and front and rear diffusers, upgraded McLaren Electronics ECU with a revised electrical system, and alternative dampers. Existing owners will be offered these changes as a package. There's also an updated cooling system, evidenced by a new hood and updated ducting, to help the car compete in warmer climes, while the revised aero kit will make the racer better balanced. The 12C GT3 is powered by a race-prepped 3.8-liter twin-turbo capable of over 500 horsepower mated to a six-speed sequential motorsport transmission.
It comes with a new choice of shock absorbers for the double wishbone suspension, stopping power is provided by Akebono monoblock calipers with ventilated discs, and it rides on 18-inch forged aluminum alloys. Inside, there's an F1-developed McLaren GT steering wheel, digital dash display, and roll cage. The 2013 12C GT3 is eligible for all FIA GT3-based race series, and among the teams that will race the car is nine-time World Rally Champion Sebastien Loeb whose team will run two examples.

Google Plus
by Adam Lynton
McLaren Revises 12C GT3 for 2013
46 comments - view full discussion
Related cars:
× CLOSE OPT OUT: I already Like CarBuzz!