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Published on April 2nd, 2012 | by Seán Ward

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McLaren MP4-12C GT3 Video

McLaren has released a video and pictures of the new GT3 race car, the prototype of which was first seen at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last June and has since covered more than 35,000 miles of testing, both on tracks and at Dunsfold, famous for Top Gear.

The GT3 will be competing in various GT championships this year, as well as performing duties as the safety car during the FIA GT1 World Championship race at Nogaro between 8th and 9th of April.

Andrew Kirkaldy, Project Manager for McLaren GT said: “I’m excited that we are so close to seeing the 12C GT3 in its first full race season. The feedback I have received from customers that have already taken delivery of the car is very positive.

“The 2011 development programme was challenging, but had many highlights. We started with a pole position in qualifying at Spa-Francorchamps in the British GT Championship, and ended the race season with a third place finish in Macau.

“In one year, McLaren GT has taken the 12C GT3 from concept to race readiness. We will learn more about the car in the early part of the season – and expectations will naturally be high of a car full of Formula 1 technology – but our objective is to makes the 12C GT3 as much a pleasure to own and run as it is race.”

13 teams have so far purchased the new GT3 for racing in 2012.

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