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McLaren 720S GT3 for Track Competition

McLaren 720S GT3 for Track Competition

Track Testing of the GT3 is Underway

McLaren 720S GT3 - Front Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Front Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Have you ever dreamed of getting into racing? Consider the McLaren 720S GT3, built for ease of service and reliability. At $565,000, McLaren hopes to make the GT3 a first-class, affordable race car.

McLaren 720S GT3 - Side - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Side – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Earlier this year, McLaren began track testing their first GT race car. It should be ready for the race track in time for the 2019 season.

“It was an incredibly exciting moment for us to see our new 720S GT3 begin the intensive track-based phase of a development program that we are confident will provide our customers with a first-class GT race car,” said Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive CEO.

Aerodynamic Design and Smooth Handling

McLaren 720S GT3 - Rear Corner - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Rear Corner – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Like the 720S, the GT3 gets its aerodynamic design from the carbon-fiber MonoCage II monocoque. The integrated chassis works like an eggshell in that it spreads the load throughout the outer skin of the vehicle.

“Developing a race car is about optimizing every component and the lightweight MonoCage II carbon-fiber chassis is the perfect base for this,” said Dan Walmsley, motorsport director, McLaren Automotive.

McLaren pairs the GT3’s twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission and a six-speed sequential gearbox. Handling on the track is smooth due to the racing-spec traction control and ABS systems.

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Safety for the driver was of primary importance. Each GT3 comes with a six-point harness and FIA approved roll cage. The cars also sport carbon-Kevlar racing seats.

Despite the fact that the GT3 and the 720S have very few common components, the inspiration is evident in the overall look and design of the car.

“The McLaren 720S is such a multi-talented road car that we always knew honing its pure racing talents and making a GT3 car out of it would be an entirely natural process – and so it has been. While largely a bespoke machine, the GT3 car is still a McLaren 720S at its core.” – Dan Walmsley, motorsport director, McLaren Automotive.

McLaren 720S GT3 - Rear - Manufacturer Picture - EuroDrift

McLaren 720S GT3 – Rear – Manufacturer Picture – EuroDrift

Porsche 911 GT3: Dyno Testing at Fabspeed Motorsport

Fabspeed Motorsport 2017 Open House & Exotic Car Meet

At the Fabspeed Motorsport 2017 Open House & Exotic Car Meet, a Porsche 911 GT3 placed on the dyno. The beautiful purple 911 GT3 is a stunning vehicle with amazing performance specs. From its sporty design to its Fabspeed enhancements, this 911 GT3 roared on the dyno. As spectators surrounded the vehicle, ear plugs were handed out to prepare the guests for the scream of this beastly machine. Without the ear plugs, you could honestly expect ear pain and temporary hearing loss… no joke.

Porsche 911 GT3 Specifications

The current Porsche 911 GT3 starts at a MSRP of $143,600.00 (121,648.53 Euros). With 500 horsepower and 339 lb.-ft. of torque, the 911 GT3 can hit 60 mph in only 3.2 seconds with PDK. With a manual transmission, the 911 GT3 hits 60 mph in 3.8 seconds… a 0.6 second difference. The vehicle sports a rear wheel drive system connecting to a 4.0-liter 6-cylinder engine. This engine allows the 911 GT3 to hit an astonishing 197 mph on the track.

The length of the 911 GT3 is 179.6 inches with a width of 77.8 inches. It is 50 inches tall and has a wheelbase of 96.7 inches. This vehicle has a 0.3 drag coefficient and weighs about 3,153 lbs. Surprisingly, the car has a 4.4 cubic foot luggage compartment and a 16.9-gallon fuel tank. These specifications lead to an overall phenomenal performance machine.

The Porsche 911 GT3 is a Powerhouse on Wheels

Overall, the Fabspeed Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 is a powerhouse on wheels. With the additional mods, the GT3 roars louder than a lion on the dyno. In the video, a few dyno run tests are shown without a true perspective of the extreme decibels produced by the sports car. If you look in the background, you can see spectators who didn’t have hear plugs attempting to cover their ears as much as possible. Experiencing this Porsche 911 GT3 screaming in the shop was a once in a lifetime experience.

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