McLaren’s Goodwood Surprise

Published Date: 22nd Jun 2014

McLaren will unveil two new cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed


McLaren will unveil two new models at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, one is expected to be a GT3 version of the 650S from McLaren GT, the company's sports car and formula 1 racing arm.

McLaren has released a heavily cloaked image of one of the new cars. A Few details are available, although McLaren said it is "track-focused" and the sponsors' decals and central wheel nuts on the pictured car suggest it is a full competition car, ready for action.

The McLaren GT division is the part of the company that's been responsible for the design, development and production of the 12C GT3 race car, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition and the jaw-dropping 12C GT Sprint. With the 650S road car effectively taking over from the the 12C, it seems logical that McLaren will follow suit with its race cars.

The new vehicles will appear in McLaren's display area, which will also feature a squadron of models from the past, present and future of the McLaren. It will have examples of the newly launched 650S Coupe and Spider, as well as the ridiculously fast McLaren P1. The P1, registered P1 00V, alongside this will be a McLaren M7C Formula 1 car from 1969.

The 2nd of McLaren’s new cars at Goodwood is a new exciting example of the 650S developed in secret by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division which creates exclusive custom designs and daring one-off projects. This car will take part in the world famous Goodwood hill climb.

The 2009 Formula 1 World Champion driver Jenson Button will drive one of the brand’s latest models up the hill.