The McLaren MP4-12C is one of the hottest supercars on the market right now, and McLaren is proving it's not just a great road car, but a great racer, with its MP4-12C GT3. With a total of nine of the high-tech race cars set for next weekend's 24 Hours of Spa, we're likely to get to see just how good it can be.

While the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps isn't as long or tortuous (or as financially troubled) as the Nürburgring, it is equally famous. Some of the greatest races and some of the worst crashes in racing history have taken place there.

The race runs July 27-29 as the headline event in the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series, and you can keep up with all of McLaren's action by following @McLaren_GT on Twitter.