The British supercar manufacturer has officially introduced the 2016 650S GT3 racer that is set to appear in front of the worldwide audience for the first time early-March during the 2016 Geneva Motor Show.
The model will be available for order from customer teams from around the world and the circuit-exclusive 650S brings to the table a bespoke body package and the biturbo 3.8-liter V8 engine mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox. In related news McLaren has also announced its intention to compete in even more competitions with its factory team that now also includes 24-year-old Frenchman Côme Ledogar, set to join Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente. The latest member of the factory team will prove his worth in the Blancpain Endurance Series and the Blancpain Sprint Series alongside the latest incarnation of the 650S GT3.
“The 2016 season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting – and challenging – so far, with more cars racing in more championships across the world. It is great to have Alvaro and Rob confirmed again for the year as both bring a huge amount of experience in terms of GT racing, but also in terms of the 650S GT3 specifically, having both driven to titles in its first full year of competition. I am also really pleased to announce Côme as an addition to our Factory Driver line-up and Colin as the latest member of the Driver Academy. Côme really impressed us when he raced with one of our customer teams at Spa a few years ago and we have kept a close eye on his progress, while Colin joined us for a test at Paul Ricard in December and is very exciting to watch in a GT car. With the combination that our factory line-up offers, along with the talent in our Driver Academy, we are hoping for another good year,” commented Andrew Kirkaldy, the managing director of McLaren GT.