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The Overview

2012 McLaren MP4-12C GT3

To understand McLaren in a contemporary sense it is easiest to start from the beginning. In a time without so many regulatory hurdles, when the simple thought of wanting to go racing meant you did just that, and a Man from New Zealand who did it better than almost anyone. Bruce McLaren’s career started in 1958, but little did he know that he started something in motorsport that has yet to end. From the very first M1A through the F1 GTR and right up through the Speedtail on the production line today, McLaren has a long rich history spawned by Motorsport with almost no interest in existing unless it can go racing, win, and put that same technology on the open road.

The McLaren GT program was established in 2011 in an effort to pickup where the F1 GTR program left off as McLaren’s first foray into GT motorsport since the F1. It took the then newly released MP4 12C road car and further developed it into a homologated FIA GT3 specification racecar. Eligible for both LMS and other series throughout the world such as the Blancpain Endurance and Sprint Series. McLaren’s newly established GT program provided factory support, parts, service, as well as a trackside presence and an active factory effort to win. The MP4 12C GT3 utilized much of the original cars carbon fiber monocoque and various already well-engineered components. Various upgrades and changes to the M838T Twin Turbo Engine. A bespoke Sequential 6-speed transmission developed with Ricardo that is 176 pounds lighter than the original. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is the amount of F1 technology utilized right down to the MP4-24 F1 steering wheel. In short, a comprehensive redesign with the specific purpose to go racing, win, and be reliable while doing so.