McLaren Automotive has confirmed that the 650S GT3 will compete at the 2014 Gulf 12 Hour race at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi to complete the vehicle's development program.
The automaker says the race is the ultimate test of endurance and performance for the McLaren 650S GT3. It would also be the toughest test for the vehicle because a real life race environment presents a very different challenge.
“The development program of the 650S GT3 has been extensive already, with the team testing over thousands of kilometers in various conditions. The Gulf 12 Hour will give us the opportunity to fully evaluate the 650S GT3 in a real life race environment, which presents a very different challenge. It will be the toughest test the 650S GT3 has faced so far – a real race situation with a highly competitive grid in high ambient temperatures,” said Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director McLaren GT.
The 2014 Gulf 12 Hour race will be on December 12 to 13. McLaren says further details regarding the driver line-up for the 650S GT3 will be confirmed in the coming weeks.