McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Customer Teams Announced

August 18, 2011 at 9:11 am

Without losing focus on their own two Mp4 GT3 race cars, McLaren has prepared 20 units of this endurance racer for customers teams around the world. Production of the 12C GT3  has been deliberately limited, as McLaren GT plans to develop close relationships and provide ongoing engineering support to its customers racing in 2012 and beyond.  This limited production run of race cars will be distributed among private owners and race teams for racing in Europe next year. The main rivals for this car are Mercedes SLS GT3 and the Ferrari 458 GT3. A full list of clients for the new 12C GT3 will be published in advance of the 2012 season, and will include: ASM Team Andrew Tate Apex [...]

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 At Spa 24 Hours

July 26, 2011 at 6:55 pm

MacLaren’s new GT racer will be competing in its toughest race yet, the 24 hours of Spa-Franchorchamps this weekend. This can wipe the smile off the face of the car which is there as a result of a good racing debut at the British GT championship. 12C GT3 is the first race car converted from a McLaren road car to make a 24 hour race debut since the McLaren F1 GTR at Le Mans in 1995. McLaren will enter three MP4 GT3s, driven by 10 highly experienced drivers, including customer VonRyan Racing customer team in Pro-Am Cup category. The McLaren GT driver line-up for the Total 24 Hours of Spa includes CRS Racing Team Principal Andrew Kirkaldy and McLaren Automotive [...]

McLaren German Showroom Now Open

July 21, 2011 at 9:32 am

In its quest to expand business globally McLaren celebrates launch of a new dealership in Germany. McLaren will open its first showrooms in Germany today with McLaren Düsseldorf and McLaren Hamburg set to open their doors in time for the 2011 Formula 1™ German Grand Prix which will take place at the Nürburgring this coming weekend. German customers are looking forward to the new MP4-2C as it really suits them! A very fast and technical car but with not much emotion! Every showroom will exhibit a piece of history to highlight McLaren’s rich heritage with each McLaren showroom displaying a real McLaren race car, driven by some of the finest racing drivers in the world. In Düsseldorf for example customers [...]

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Revised

July 1, 2011 at 10:38 am

McLaren ha already revised the MP4-12C GT3 race car to make sure it’s in the best shape before getting out there on the track. The car will make its public dynamic world debut at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed. New components designed to optimise the car’s aerodynamic performance include a front radiator, which increases the maximum ambient temperature at which the car can run, along with a new gearbox cooler mounted on the rear Aerodeck.  These features complete an aerodynamics package incorporating a new front splitter, door blade, rear wing, diffuser and louvres in the front fenders, all of which is produced entirely from carbon fibre by McLaren Racing, following design input from McLaren Automotive. Since the 12C GT3 [...]

McLaren MP4-12C 0-60 Time and Top Speed

February 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm

Finally after a long long wait, McLaren confirmed official performance figures for their yet to be launched MP4-12C. This new type of British supercar is set to beat all the rivals from Germany and Italy by offering more of what they offer and at a higher quality. So while it’s insanely fast and handles like a dream, it is also practical, to some extent, and is relatively easy to live with and cheap to run. It is in fact a normal car that just happened to look awesome and goes like a stabbed rat! Among all the technical specs and details, what most people are keen to know is the 0 to 60 mph acceleration time and the top speed. [...]