The old McLaren 12C, the British car maker’s first attempt at a mass-produced super car, was flawed, but it was plenty fast. Much to everybody’s amazement though, they made its next variant, the 650S, even faster. Now that car is about to get quicker itself, with the introduction of the 650 GT and 650 GT3 racing cars.
The plan for the 650S is the same as it was for the 12C. The car will get a track-focused version in form of the McLaren 650S GT Sprint for the Gentleman drivers with a penchant for motorsport. These models will benefit from uprated suspension, revised chassis settings, stripped-out interior (apart from the air con), and racing wheels and tires, plus minor aerodynamic tweaks.
Then they make the McLaren 650S GT3, a full-blooded race car to replace the 12C GT3 in the various racing series it competes in around the world. This model will have a full aero kit with large wings and splitters, but the power output will be restricted in accordance with the rules of the championship.
McLaren is also pondering a 650s Can-Am Edition, simply because the 12C had one. But McLaren first needs to make up their mind what they want to do with the 12C before they green light that one.