While the car is likely up to the challenge, it will certainly test the mettle of the drivers, who are using the Bathurst 12-hour race to "ease" into the season. It marks a return to racing for the 12C GT3, but its first appearance at Bathurst, and the start of its first full-season run Australia.
Behind the wheel, father-son team Tony and Klark Quinn will join McLaren GT managing director Andrew Kirkaldy for the long run to the finish line.
For a fantastic taste of what Bathurst is like in a very fast car, check out this video of a Porsche RS Spyder lapping the circuit. Then be sure to catch up with Chris Harris' input on the 12C GT3 in his video review, and take a look at what can happen when everything goes wrong behind the wheel of a 12C GT3 at Spa.