Gallery: 2016 McLaren 650S GT3
By Winding Road Staff
February 15, 2016
While McLaren’s new racer is set to debut next month at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, the company decided to take the wraps off the new car a bit early in this lovely collection of images.
The team has announced their lineup of drivers as well, which will include 24-year-old Come Ledogar, who will join up with Alvaro Parente and Rob Bell in McLaren GT’s current lineup of drivers.
"It is great to have Alvaro and Rob confirmed again for the year as both bring a huge amount of experience in terms of GT racing, but also in terms of the 650S GT3 specifically, having both driven to titles in its first full year of competition," McLaren GT boss Andrew Kirkaldy said in a statement. "I am also really pleased to announce Côme as an addition to our factory driver lineup."
The team is keeping quiet about the technical specifications of the new car, but from these shots we can see that the new GT3 car has received a number of aerodynamic enhancements over the car it replaces, including new front side fins, hood, rear fenders, rear diffuser and a few other minor tweaks. Under the hood remains a 3.8-liter V8 motor that’s hooked to a six-speed sequential gearbox, and in accordance with FIA regulations, the motor's output is capped at around 500 horsepower while the car weights in just over 2700 pounds.
Like the 2015-spec car, the 2016 McLaren 650S GT3 will be offered to customer teams globally.