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McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Starts Testing At The Nurburgring

 
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McLaren MP4-12C GT3 race car at the Nurburgring

The GT3 racing version of McLaren's new supercar, the MP4-12C, has already received its share of fanfare, including at this year’s Spa 24 Hours endurance face, but new photos show off more details of the racer, and we can't look away.

This time the sultry race car was spotted at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife in Germany, easily one of the most demanding race tracks the MP4-12C GT3 will ever face.

McLaren is still fine-tuning its race car before customer deliveries get underway in the next month or two. Availability is tight as McLaren is only planning to build 20 units initially, and all of these have already been accounted for.

Teaming up with CRS Racing for development and support, the MP4-12C GT3 will be competing in several FIA-sanctioned events next year. The schedule includes an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, another stint at the Spa 24 Hours, and endurance races at the Circuita de Navarra, Magny-Cours, and Silverstone.

Given its latest sighting at the Nurburgring, we suspect there may be a few VLN event appearances including one at the grueling Nurburgring 24 Hours endurance race.

The steering wheel of the MP4-12C GT3 has been designed with a similar layout to the one in Lewis Hamilton's MP4-24 Formula 1 race car, and CRS Racing will be working closely with several F1 suppliers for the GT3 car's racing bits, including Akebono, Ricardo, McLaren Electronic Systems, and Pirelli, among others.

For full details on the McLaren MP4-12C GT3, click here, and to read up on the road-going version, click here.

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