McLaren MP4-12C GT3: New videos and images released

McLaren MP4-12C GT3
McLaren MP4-12C GT3

About a month ago, the McLaren MP4-12C GT3 successfully completed its debut tests at the e MIRA proving ground facility and Silverstone Circuit in England. Today, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing released a bunch of new videos and images of the model.

McLaren Automotive, McLaren Racing, McLaren Electronic Systems and McLaren Applied Technologies have joined forces with CRS Racing in development and support of new MP4-12C GT3.

McLaren GT said that it plans to offer MP4-12C GT3 owners access to advanced McLaren Simulator programs from 2012. A total of 20 MP4-12C GT3 race cars homologated for GT3 racing in 2012. The model will make a special appearance at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed.

McLaren MP4-12C GT3:

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McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – Racing:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – Tracking:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – Circuit Race:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – Dynamic:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 – Chris Goodwin Driving:

McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Specifications:

Chassis/body
McLaren carbon fiber MonoCell with aluminum front and rear frames and bespoke carbon body panels

Aerodynamics
Front and rear diffuser, front splitter, dive planes and adjustable rear wing.

Transmission
6 speed sequential using actuation via steering wheel mounted paddlesLimited slip differential with a range of ramps and adjustable pre-load.Wet sumpSintered clutch hydraulically operated

Driveshafts with tripod joints

Engine type
V8 twin turbo McLaren M838T
Engine capacity3.8L
Bore x Stroke93 x 69.9
Max. Engine speed Limited to 7500rpm
Cylinder block Cast aluminum , 90 deg V angle, dry sump scavenge, Nikasil coated liners
Crankshaft Forged steel flat plane
Pistons Forged aluminum
Conrods Forged steel
Cylinder head Cast aluminum with plastic composite cam covers, inlet & exhaust variable cam timing
Valvetrain 32V with 40 deg variable cam timing on intake & exhaust. Low mass with sliding contact end pivoted pinger followers, single variable rate springs and hollow cast chilled iron camshafts

Intake system
Two water/air charge air coolers.
Plastic composite plenum.

Exhaust system
Cast stainless steel exhaust manifold with compact MHI fixed geometry turbo chargers.
970 deg C turbine inlet temperature.

Fuel system
Returnless fuel rail with twin fuel tank mounted pumps and twin spray injectors

Engine management
MESL TAG400 ECU & CIU 100Interfacing with Bosch ABS and Shiftec control units

Wiring harness
Modular installation: Engine, chassis, fuel cell

Lubrication
MOBIL1: engine and transmission

Cooling
Air/water heat exchangers for engine water and charge air cooling combined with water/oil heat exchangers for engine, transmission & PAS.

Front axle
SKF integrated axles with handed single wheel retaining nut

Rear axle
SKF integrated axles with handed single wheel retaining nut

Front suspension
Double wishbone adjustable for ride height camber and toe

Rear suspension
Double wishbone adjustable for ride height camber and toe

Dampers
Coil over Multimatic dampers with DSSV technology with independent bump and rebound adjustment

Front brake system
Akebono 6 piston monoblock caliper378Ø x 36mm Iron ventilated disc

Rear brake system
Akebono 4 piston monoblock caliper355Ø x 32mm iron ventilated disc

Steering
Electro-hydraulic PAS

Wheels
Forged Aluminum
Front 12″ x 18″
Rear 13″ x 18″
MESL TPS system compatible

Cockpit electronics
Multifunction steering wheel with integrated driver display
Central switch panel with systems display screen

Steering wheel
Derived from MP4-24 Formula 1 wheel retaining integrated driver display, paddle shift and switches