Covers taken off the 2016 McLaren 650S GT3

Covers taken off the 2016 McLaren 650S GT3

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McLaren GT, the GT race car manufacturing arm of McLaren Automotive has revealed the 2016 spec Mclaren 650S GT3, the successor to the 2015 650S GT3 which amassed a win last weekend at the Bathurst 12 Hour with the #59 Tekno McLaren driven by Shane van Gisbergen, Alvaro Parente, and Jono Webb. The new GT3 will receive a proper welcome at the upcoming 2016 Geneva Motor Show.

The GT3 will be a track-only offering which can be purchased by any customer team in the world. The car comes with the same 3.8-litre turbocharged V8 engine, the output of which is capped at 500 hp to meet the FIA GT3 regulations. Coupling that with the modified bodywork, the car weighs in at a light 1240 kg.

To drive this new racer, McLaren GT have announced an addition to their factory driver lineup. 24-year old Côme Ledogar will accompany Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente to compete at the Blancpain Endurance Series and the Blancpain Sprint Series.

Meanwhile, the 21-year old Colin Thompson has found his place in the McLaren GT Driver Academy and he will be a part of the K-PAX Racing / Flying Lizard Motorsports two-car lineup in the Pirelli World Challenge.

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