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At a recent press conference, McLaren announced pricing on the 20 MP4-12C GT3 race cars it will build for privateer teams to race in 2012 at a significant ÂŁ310,000 excluding taxes (roughly $495,000 U.S.).
Andrew Kirkaldy, head of CRS Racing, who was also project manager on the GT3 program said that, “having been a customer of GT car manufacturers for many years I’m delighted we are now able to offer a carbon chassis based GT3 car for ÂŁ310,000. There will be no hidden costs and we will work as hard as we can to support as many races as we can.”
McLaren Group CEO Martin Whitmarsh, added, “we have a unique mix of experience in the McLaren GT team and I expect the 12C GT3 to be the start of our GT racing plans. We have had great success outside of Formula 1, from the US, to France, to Japan and there is no reason why we canâ€™t repeat that success in sports cars after 2012.â€ť
Watch the press conference below: