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McLaren Unveils the Track-Only 650S GT3

By Brody Patterson


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A few days ago, during the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed, McLaren has unveiled the 650S GT3.

Based on the road-legal 650S Coupe, the GT3 is a track-only supercar designed along the same lines as the 12C GT3, but with a more aggressive body kit made mostly from carbon fiber and featuring larger air intakes for optimized cooling. Lightweight carbon fiber was also used for the large fixed wing and splitter found at the back.

The new McLaren comes with upgraded suspension geometry, as well as wider tracks, in addition to a FIA-approved rollcage. The latter is both lighter and more comfortable that the one in the previous model and provides more legroom and headroom. The cabin also boasts a bespoke steering wheel and a neat new digital dash display.

Those who already own a 12C GT3 can opt to upgrade their cars to the 650S GT3 version, which comes with the same V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine. McLaren has announced plans to manufacture and deliver 15 650 GT3’s and 15 upgrade packages until the 2015 season.



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