/McLaren 650S GT3 Goodwood Unveiling Ceremony

McLaren 650S GT3 Goodwood Unveiling Ceremony

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Yesterday at the Goodwood Festival of Speed McLaren took the wraps off a new racing car that starts a new chapter in McLaren GT’s book of success. They’ve only been in this business for three years, and already they’ve made two competitive race cars, and millions of pounds for the company.

This is the latest creation of McLaren GT, the McLaren 650S GT3 based on the new road car. In this video Managing Director, Andrew Kirkaldy, unveils the car to an eager Goodwood audience and talks you through some of the features of the car:

McLaren 650S GT3 full technical specs:

  • Chassis/Body
    o  McLaren carbon fibre MonoCell with aluminum front and rear sub frames
    o  Bespoke lightweight carbon fibre/composite body panels
    o  Left hand drive
    o  FIA approved safety roll cage
    o  Air-jacking system
    o  Colour – customer choice
  • Aerodynamics
    o  Front splitter and dive planes
    o  Rear wing – fully adjustable with gurney
    o  Front and rear diffusers
  • Engine/Management
    o  Race prepared 3.8L V8 twin turbo McLaren M838T
    o  McLaren Electronics ECU incorporating turbo boost and transmission shift control
  • Transmission
    o  Six-speed sequential motorsport transmission pneumatically actuated via steering wheel mounted paddles
  • Electrical System
    o  Lightweight motorsport specification wiring and connectors
    o  Electronic power management system
    o  Membrane type switch panel
    o  Auxiliary power supplies for fitment of team equipment (radio etc)
  • Data System
    o  McLaren Electronics ‘ATLAS’ data system
    o  Motorsport digital dash display
  • Front/Rear Suspension
    o  Double wishbone adjustable for ride height, camber and toe
    o  4-way adjustable dampers with coil over springs
    o  Motorsport axles with single wheel retaining nut
    o  Adjustable anti-roll bars
    o  Forged aluminium wheels: Front 12.5” x 18”, Rear 13” x 18”
  • Steering
    o  Electro-hydraulic power assisted steering
    o  Unique McLaren GT composite steering wheel incorporating key driver switch controls and map settings
  • Fuel System
    o  Motorsport ‘bag tank’ system with 125L capacity
    o  Motorsport ‘quick-fill’ system
  • Cockpit
    o  McLaren GT bespoke composite seat shell
    o  Six-point racing harness
    o  Motorsport pedal box – adjustable position
    o  Lightweight carbon fibre dash with integrated driver display and switch panel
    o  Motorsport fire extinguisher system


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