McLaren has announced their plans to develop the new MP4-12C GT3 Race car, which will compete in several races in 2011. The Race car will be built with the help of CRS Racing.

"Racing is in our blood - it was natural to develop a GT3 car alongside the 12C road car. We have a legendary history in global motorsport, including GT racing, and we aim to maintain that reputation with this GT3 program, and any future sports car projects that may evolve.", commented Martin Whitmarsh, Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Team Principal.

However, McLaren MP4-12C GT3 will officially race in the 2012 European FIA GT3 Series.

The road version of MP4-12C is powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine 608PS (447 kW) and 599Nm (442 lb-ft) of torque. The power plant is mated to a 7-speed "Seamless Shift" double-clutch transmission - 0 to 100 km/h in 3.8 seconds and a top speed over 300 km/h (186 mph). The price starts from £168 500.