Supercar specialists offer rare McLaren MP4-12C GT3


Supercar specialists offer rare McLaren MP4-12C GT3

If you head down to Knaresborough-based luxury car specialist Lawton Brook with £358,800 burning a hole through the proverbial pocket, you could walk away with one of just 25 McLaren MP4-12C GT3s ever built.

The GT3 is designed specifically for racing so that means the British firm has stripped out much of the luxurious interior in a bid to save weight and added race-spec seats and a steering wheel that was 'designed by Lewis Hamilton'.

The GT3 shares the MP4-12C's 3.8-litre V8 engine, too, though its power output has been de-tuned slightly: now around 500bhp.

Thanks to its lightweight and sharp aerodynamics, however, top speed is said to still be around 200mph.

The race-bred McLaren is also reported to be the only example to have never been abused on track – another thing to help justify its whopping asking price.

Potential punters won't be able to drive this beauty out of the showroom though, as it is not currently road legal. Lawton Brook claims it will cost around £40,000 to convert this car to a road going machine.

A spokesperson from the luxury car specialists said: "'We [are] delighted to offer a unique opportunity to acquire arguably the finest GT3 race car in the world. The new McLaren MP4-12C GT3 is designed to be the highest quality, most reliable and most driveable car on the GT3 grid.

"McLaren is bringing new levels of technology to GT3 racing. The 3.8 litre McLaren V8 twin turbo engine develops 500PS and is combined with a new six speed sequential shift gearbox 80KG lighter than the road car."

Fancy owning this exclusive package? Head over to Lawton Brook and make an enquiry.

Watch the McLaren MP4-12C dance on ice HERE