The McLaren 12C GT3 shares the same 75 kg carbon composite MonoCell chassis as the 12C road car.
McLaren GT was launched as a new brand within the McLaren Group in early 2011. It has supplied 25 12C GT3s for racing in Europe in 2012. A total of 13 customer teams are now working closely with McLaren GT engineers to develop their new race cars throughout the 2012 season.
Moving from Leicestershire, McLaren GT will now be based in the premises occupied by McLaren Racing between 1987 and 2004.
I am excited that McLaren GT will be establishing our operations so close to the home of McLaren Racing. We have a new race car that comprises a unique package of Formula 1-inspired technology, and we are working with customers to ensure the potential performance of the 12C GT3 is realised this season.
Andrew Kirkaldy, Project Director, McLaren GT
Close proximity to the headquarters of McLaren Racing and McLaren Automotive presents the McLaren GT team with an enhanced opportunity to share resources, technology and exchange ideas with the design and engineering specialists working in the other McLaren Group brands.
To accommodate McLaren GT’s expanding sales, marketing, design and manufacturing operations, the 60 000 ft2 facility will provide office space, a large workshop area and preparation and test bays all under one roof, as well as a state-of-the-art engine development centre.
The site will also be home to a fleet of McLaren 12C sports cars, which are managed by McLaren GT.