McLaren Reveals the 650S GT3 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
By Ameya Naik
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Published on June 27, 2014
It was just a week ago that McLaren teased a track focused GT styled 650 and now the company has taken the wraps off the 650S GT3 at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The GT3 version is based on the road-going 650S Coupe and is a track-focused car which acts as a follow-up to the 12C GT3.
McLaren has given the 650S GT3 an aggressive body kit which is mostly made from carbon fibre. It also gets larger air intakes which optimize cooling. There is also a large fixed wing to the rear and a splitter which is basically all carbon fibre.
McLaren's engineers have updated the suspension geometry and installed wider tracks along with a FIA-approved rollcage. This makes the 650S GT3 lighter than its predecessor and there is ample head and legroom for the occupant. Also inside the cabin is a bespoke steering wheel while behind it is a specially developed digital dash display.
The 650S GT3 shares the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine as the 12C GT3 but McLaren is giving the existing customers of the latter a chance to upgrade their cars to the newer version. Until the 2015 season, McLaren plans on manufacturing and delivering 15 units of the 650S GT3 together with 15 upgrade packages.
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