McLaren has been making waves in the automotive world lately, challenging Ferrari and Lamborghini with their new editions to their lineup, the 570S and 675LT. A 3.8L twin turbo V8 motor powers this British supercar, pushing the power out to 641hp and 500ft lbs of torque. Enter the 650S GT3, built with motorsport racing in mind. McLaren GT made modifications to a road legal 650S, including an aggressive carbon fiber front splitter, fixed rear wing, and rear air intakes to force even more air into the engine.
Enter K-PAX Racing, who is running two Mclaren 650S GT3 cars in the Pirelli World Challenge. They have been dominating the grid lately, and decided to bring their #9 race car to McLaren of San Francisco before their race in the Sonoma Grand Prix the last weekend of August. Their final race of the season will be taking place on September 11-13 at Mazda Laguna Seca in Monterey California.
No detail was left untouched by McLaren when developing the 650S GT3 car. The engineers increased airflow and venting in the front to cool the brakes and replaced every body panel with carbon fiber ones to lower the weight as much as possible. They also custom designed the roll cage to provide more leg and arm room to the driver. The diffuser has been replaced with a specially designed one that is lower and helps with downforce. The end result is just spectacular to take in. A special thanks to K-PAX racing for bringing out this artful masterpiece, and to McLaren of San Francisco for hosting the event. We wish all the luck to the team in the final race of the Pirelli World Challenge next weekend.