McLaren Released New Videos and Images for its MP4-12C GT3

Posted on 13 August 2011 by Tony Santos

McLaren MP4-12C GT3

Previously we report to you the successful debut tests completed by McLaren MP4-12C GT3 at the e MIRA proving ground facility and Silverstone Circuit in England. In relation to this, McLaren Automotive and McLaren Racing released a bunch of new videos and images of the model.

The new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is developed under the collaboration of McLaren Automotive, McLaren Racing, McLaren Electronic Systems, McLaren Applied Technologies and CRS Racing.

The new 2011 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is powered by a 3.8L V8 twin-turbo engine making approximately 600-hp.  Mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift dual-clutch gearbox (SSG) it can sprints from 0-60 mph in 3 second range with a top speed of 200 mph or above.

A total of 20 MP4-12C GT3 race cars will be produced dedicated for the 2012 European FIA GT3 Series. It will make a special appearance at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed and will be sale in the United States beginning summer of 2011 with prices starting at $231,400.

McLaren MP4-12C GT3:

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

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