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McLaren 650S GT3 to be unveiled at 2014 Goodwod FoS?


2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed will begin on 26th June and vrooom through 29th. Commonly abbreviated as FoS, which ironically means Factor of Safety in engineering, Goodwood house in West Sussex, England will host one of the most spectacular events bringing together motorcycles and cars that have more than 100 years of racing history.

mclaren-650s-gt3-01Major automakers and racing teams from all over the world participate in Festival of Speed to showcase capability of their race machines and also to unveil new cars for the first time. Beyond machines, legendary motor racing champions and current competitors can be seen showcasing their skills.

McLaren will be unveiling a new model for the first time at Goodwood FoS on 27th, Day 2 of FoS. Official teaser image suggests it will be the 650S GT3, not the P1 GTR. The 12C GT3 successor will compete in FIA GT1 and GT3 championships, with rivals from Ferrari, BMW, Mercedes Benz and Aston Martin.

McLaren 650S official tech-specs and price revealed 1In addition, McLaren will bring former F1 World Champion (2009) Jenson Button to drive his 2011 McLaren Mercedes MP4-26 up the Goodwood hill. He will also drive the McLaren MP4/2 which Nikki Lauda took the chequered flag in 1984 F1. Emerson Fittipaldi will also make an appearance in his McLaren M23, the one he drove in 1974 F1 to win McLaren their first world title.

Read more about McLaren 650S.

Find what other cars will feature in Goodwood Festival of Speed.


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Life after college in 2014 has seen Ashwin Ram propel himself wholeheartedly into the auto industry. Information is never enough for this young blogger who enthusiastically ticks his elaborate checklist at each drive. The need to add that one extra detail ensures select articles that are upbeat, and comprehensive.

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