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Sunday, April 25, 2010

McLaren Announces Customers For MP4-12C GT3

McLaren GT Project Manager Andrew Kirkaldy said: “The new 12C GT3 has gone from its first ever shakedown to a 24 hour endurance race in a matter of a few months. That is a huge achievement for the car and its new componentry, as well as the team responsible for its development.

“Our new customers appreciate that taking a race season to develop the 12C GT3 means we are able to deliver a level of reliability and driveability that exceeds their expectations of new race cars.  Like the 12C road car, the GT3 version is based on a carbon ‘MonoCell’ chassis and has an all-new engine and transmission arrangement, as well as a bespoke aerodynamics package.  In tests and at races this season we have seen these technologies prove to be robust and efficient. Our experiences during this race season are helping us refine the 12C GT3’s technical credentials.” 

The standard car is a tour de force of what is actually possible with today’s expertise in producing a supercar – it is by all accounts better in quite literally every way than the Hugely popular Ferrari 458 Italia.  I’ve no doubt that the credentials for the GT3 car are equally as solid and it will be a sight to behold as it roars around the track.

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