Perched among the throngs of supercars at the 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed was the luminous McLaren 650S GT3. A vision in orange and sporting all the right racing cues, the 650S GT3 was certainly in the right place to communicate speed and power.
The festival was the official unveiling of the never before seen McLaren 650S GT3 supercar. She pulls up to replace the outgoing McLaren 12C GT3. The new lady was positioned outside of the McLaren House booth at the FOS for the duration of the weekend, where she captured hearts and then headlines with her stance and prowess. No attempt was made to camouflage the fact that the 650S GT3 was inspired by the McLaren P1 hypercar. Notice the telltale front fascia, splitter and oversized thirsty air intakes. The rear diffuser seems to attract most of the physical attention while providing increased downforce.
In the power arena, the McLaren 650S GT3 is packing a lethal 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing approximately 500 horses. This is in line with the FIA’s rules, leaving her free to compete with some of the nastiest, fastest supercars on the market today…and also the famous Hill Climb. She is also lower and wider, enabling her to straddle the road or track and better harness all of that power. It would be a worthwhile day at the track if given the opportunity to drag race a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta and a Lamborghini Aventador with the 650S GT3.