The version as tested retails for approximately half a million dollars, making it one of the more expensive cars featured on Drive. As Harris points out, there are quite a few differences between the racing version of the 12C and its road-going cousin, with the biggest being the disparity in output. The race car is limited to 493 horsepower while the road car benefits from a 616-horsepower output.
The 12C GT3 also misses out on the road-going 12C’s brilliant ProActive chassis control system, which negates the need of an anti-roll bar. Instead, the 12C GT3 features a configuration comprising race-specific roll bars and dampers. It also has a regular limited-slip differential and a sequential gearbox instead of the trick seven-speed dual-clutch ‘box of the road car.
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