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Old 7 Nov 2013, 16:04 (Ref:3328491)   #166
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Or maybe building and developing the cars would have cost a lot more than the company could recoup in sales and spares in a three-year period?

Why start any new GTE project now if it won't be online this season, knowing the car will almost certainly be obsolete in 2017?
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Old 7 Nov 2013, 16:35 (Ref:3328500)   #167
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GTE cars usually don't last in top-level competition for more than 3 years anyway, not without significant updates.
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Old 7 Nov 2013, 22:29 (Ref:3328663)   #168
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Seems like an optimistic bet there will be GTE McLaren in a few years out there testing.
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 13:34 (Ref:3423779)   #169
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Could be soon....
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 13:48 (Ref:3423786)   #170
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Could be soon....
This should be the rumored track oriented version of the P1, something like the ferrari fxx.
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 13:52 (Ref:3423787)   #171
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Sorry, it isn't. P1 doesn't have the side vents that the 650S does, or those hips, and they both share similar headlights. It's a 650S something and it'll be shown at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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We have something particularly special in store – for the first time, we will be unveiling a new model at the Festival as McLaren GT uncover their latest competition race car.
http://cars.mclaren.com/featured-art...wood-2014.html

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Old 19 Jun 2014, 15:01 (Ref:3423813)   #172
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Maybe a GT3 version of the 650S?
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 15:46 (Ref:3423820)   #173
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GTE car has been waiting to go for about 6 months now, with convergence talks dropped the car just needs 650S bodywork (as 650S has replaced 12C) and it's good to go. 20 years since McLaren debuted at Le Mans next year also....
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 15:56 (Ref:3423825)   #174
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Was Mclaren in favor of convergence? With the dropped convergence talks are the manufacturers just going to go ahead and build GTE's?

On another note: It's on Pirelli's. That would leave me to believe it might be a GT3 car. Pirelli world challenge?
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 16:02 (Ref:3423829)   #175
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Doesn't mean Pirelli won't do a GTE tyre if a mfger asked, Pirelli does supply McLaren's road car tyres. McLaren was already in the process of building a GTE (after they did the GT3 car), I believe they were in favor of convergence but not sure about the torque limiter.
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Old 19 Jun 2014, 16:57 (Ref:3423854)   #176
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That would be nice. It's about time we see a proper tire war. Falken is down to 1 car and Dunlop foolishly dropped the BMW's despite that RLL program being the best thing to ever happen to them in sportscars. There is no competition in P2. Dunlop doesn't build a better tire than Michelin.

Michelin refused to build a proper P2 tire because P2 regulations say that a P2 tire supplier must share it's tires with the other manufacturers. Michelin knew that to give Dunlop a proper Michelin P2 tire would give away trade secrets in their GTE and LMP1 tires.
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It appears the shadowy car is a track day car:
http://www.autoweek.com/article/2014...NEWS/140619811
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But will it? McLaren hasn't said anything other than what's in their own news releases and haven't actually said what the image is of. Wait and see...
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Im betting updated GT3 car, renamed 650 instead of mp4 12.
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Yeah from what I gather I don't think this is a GTE. I'd be very happy to be wrong but still don't think the rules are where McLaren want them.
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