Setting yet another milestone in the year of its 30th Anniversary, GEMBALLA is proud to announce the debut of GEMBALLA racing. The new team will enter two McLaren MP4-12C GT3 cars in the 2012 motorsport season.
Team owner and GEMBALLA investor, Steffen Korbach, has hired Sascha Bert to manage his new motorsport venture. A well-known racing driver and instructor, Bert is a former German kart champion, Formula 3 and FIA GT driver, and has stood on the winners' podium at the Nürburgring VLN 24-h
McLaren will take place at the Spa-Francorchamps circuit this weekend for Total 24 Hours of Spa. The manufacturers follows the successful race debut there in the British GT Championship early in July.
Totally ten racing drivers will pilot three McLaren MP4-12 Race cars in the first ever 24 hour race for this model.
The McLaren GT driver line-up for the Total 24 Hours of Spa includes CRS Racing Team Principal Andrew Kirkaldy and McLaren Automotive Chief Test driver Chris Goodwin. Both are
McLaren is going to open its first two showrooms in Germany, today. McLaren Dusseldorf and McLaren Hamburg are scheduled to open their doors in time for the 2011 Formula 1™ German Grand Prix which will take place at the Nurburgring this coming weekend.
The new MP4-12C high-performance sports car will be offered as well as a wide range of services. Every showroom will exhibit a piece of history to highlight McLaren’s rich heritage with each McLaren showroom displaying a real McLaren race car,
Tiff Needel and Jason Plato tested the staggering McLaren MP4-12C and the best Ferrari ever made – 458 Italia. In the episode of Fifth Gear, both cars are carefully examined and driven to their limits.
McLaren MP4-12C is powered by a 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft). 0 to 100 km/h takes 3.3 s (3.1 seconds with special Corsa tires) and the top speed is 330 km/h (205 mph). 0 to 200 km/h (124 mph) - 9.1 seconds.
McLaren MP4-12C has MonoCell carbon-fiber chassi
The price of the new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is £310 000. The manufacturer will build just 20 units, which will race for teams in 2012.
At a press conference held at the McLaren Technology Centre, senior McLaren GT executives revealed to the world’s media and a group of prospective 12C GT3 clients the price and development programme details of the first non-Formula 1 race car built by McLaren since the McLaren F1 GTR.
“Having been a customer of GT car manufacturers for many years, I’m delighte
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 will be the first car from the manufacturer built for FIA GT series racing since the famous McLaren F1 GTR. The iconic F1 finished production in1997. 12C GT3 is based on the new MP4-12C, which is one of the best super sports cars in the world.
“McLaren has racing in its blood and it was a natural step to take our MP4-12C road car and turn it into the most reliable, efficient and easy to drive GT3 car. Every car on the grid will have its performance balanced by race rules,
Another interesting video of the astonishing McLaren MP4-12C. It takes place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The sports car has mid-mounted 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft). The acceleration in brutal – 0 to 100 km/h in 3.3 seconds, to 200 km/h in 9.1 seconds and ¼ mile is covered in just 10.9 seconds. The top speed is 330 km/h.
The engine is coupled with a 7-speed SSG gearbox with three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. There is also an adjustable
Another great video with Steve Sutcliffe, who drives McLaren MP4-12C from the Autodroma International in Portugal all the way back to the UK, via Le Mans.
Autocar provides special extended video feature, where you will be able to see long, winding roads, police and a flock of sheep. Almost everything that a person needs and of course, a MP4-12C.
Just in case you forgot about the power of the Beast – 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 delivering 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft). 7-speed SSG gearb
Here is an interesting battle between one of the all time favourite super cars – McLaren F1 and the new MP4-12C, which is considered to become the best road going car in the world.
McLaren F1 is powered by BMW supplied 6.1 litre naturally aspirated V12 with staggering 636PS (468 kW) at 7400RPM and 651Nm (480 lb-ft) at 5600RPM. The engine has a redline rev limiter set at 7500RPM. It is mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox and the compression ratio is 11:1. The curb weight of the car is just 1 140
McLaren MP4-12C is a truly staggering car. Everybody, who had the opportunity to try it has the same opinion. It is just the perfect driving machine.
MP4-12C is powered by mid-mounted 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 with 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft). 3.3 seconds to 100 km/h, 9.1 seconds to 200km/h. ¼ mile is covered in 10.9 seconds and the top speed is “just” 330km/h (205 mph).
The power unit is mated to a a 7-speed SSG gearbox with three driving modes: Normal, Sport and Track. There is al
McLaren MP4-12C GT3 has just completed its debut tests at the MIRA proving ground facility and Silverstone Circuit in England.
The staggering GT3 racer is developed by McLaren GT - a new company that brings together the expertise of the McLaren Group and CRS Racing.
McLaren MP4-12C GT3’s shakedown tests have proven that all components are calibrated and the aerodynamic body structures are appraised for the first time. McLaren GT has scheduled more comprehensive tests for its racecar in Mar
It seems that the McLaren MP4-12C will be as successful as the McLaren F1, which is a true legend and according to many proffesional pilots - "The best handling car in the world".
Once again, the engine is 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 mounted in the middle of the car. It delivers 600PS (441 kW) and 600Nm (443 lb-ft), which means 3.3 seconds to 100 km/h and 9.1 seconds to 200 km/h. The quarter mile is covered in 10.9 seconds, which as fast as a big motorcycle. The top speed is way lower than F1's -