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The McLaren 650S GT3 '15 is a race car produced by McLaren. It appears in Gran Turismo Sport and Gran Turismo 7.

Liveries[]

Two liveries are available for this car:

  • Variation (#59 Von Ryan Racing, GT7 only)
  • #58 McLaren GT (unlisted in-game)

In-game description[]

The 650S is a McLaren supercar that was announced at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. This is the successor to the MP4-12C, McLaren's first full entry into the supercar business.

Its basic structure is carried over from the MP4-12C, with a front fascia made similar in image to the flagship P1. The lightweight and high strength carbon mono cell which is the structural skeleton of the car is shared with the P1, with the 3.8L V8 twin turbo tuned to produce 641 BHP / 69.1 kgfm. The weight is similar to the MP4-12C at 1360 kg, but its performance is even higher with a 0-100 km/h acceleration of 3.0 seconds, and a top speed of 333 km/h.

The race spec version of the 650S is this 650S GT3. As its name implies this is a machine developed in line with FIA-GT3 regulations, and was revealed 3 months after the announcement of the 650S road car. The 650S GT3 is meant to replace the MP4-12C GT3, the GT race car McLaren debuted in 2011. The MP4-12C GT3 had been active in GT races around the world including the Blancpain endurance series and SCCA World Challenge.

As it was for the MP4-12C, the basic structure of the 650S GT3 also consists of the carbon mono cell taken from its road car. However the suspension has been completely revised, and the tread is 52 mm wider than the MP4-12C. The 650S GT3 is equipped with carbon aerodynamic parts as was the MP4-12C, but the aerodynamic performance has been further refined with a larger splitter and redesigned door mirrors.

The engine is still the 3.8L V8 twin turbo, but the power has been restricted down to 493 BHP in line with GT3 regulations as was the MP4-12C. It was announced that there were additional improvements made to increase durability of various parts.

The 2015 model 650S GT3 has seen victories in the 2015 GT Asia and the Bathurst 12 Hour race in the beginning of 2016.

Brand Central (GT7)[]

Based on the 650S, this racing variant was developed in accordance with FIA GT3 specifications. It received acclaim after claiming victory at the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour in Australia. Numerous improvements have been made since the days of the MP4-12C, such as the expansion of the front treads. The front canards and large rear wing are a few of the more notable additions made to enhance the car's aerodynamics.

Acquisition[]

Game Purchase location Credits Other methods
Gran Turismo Sport McLaren Brand Central 450,000 Sign a contract with McLaren for the Manufacturers Cup.
Gran Turismo 7 McLaren Brand Central 450,000 Sign a contract with McLaren for the Manufacturers Cup.

Trivia[]

  • In GT7, the car features an alternate livery featuring a #59 number plate, and features inverted colors from the original #58 (white base and orange stripes). The partner sponsors were also removed in the alternate livery. This livery is based on the 2015 British GT and Spa 24 Hours entry run by Von Ryan Racing.
  • The car's configuration appears to be for sprint races, lacking the foglights in the middle. It is not possible to install endurance lights in GT Auto.

Notes[]

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