Sector3 Studios – McLaren 650S GT3 Headed For RaceRoom

Sector3 Studios have announced that both the Mclaren 650S GT3 & Silverstone F1 circuit are headed for the Studio’s PC sim racing title, RaceRoom. The Mclaren’s 650S GT3 was introduced to the world at this year’s annual running of the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The British Silverstone circuit is the current home of the FIA WEC, F1 and FIM MotoGP races. The new British flavoured content is rumoured to be scheduled to join the title sometime between now and the end of 2016.

The McLaren 650S GT3 will take its place in the RaceRoom garage, alongside the previously announced Corvette C7R GT3, BMW M6 GT3 and the Mercedes AMG GT3 models.

A little about the McLaren McLaren 650S GT3:

The new car produces approximately 500PS or 493 bhp, with an FIA regulated power output, this is similar to the 12C GT3. The ECU controlling the McLaren’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 has been upgraded and the engine is now mated to an all new six-speed sequential gearbox. The cockpit has been completely redesigned, the 650S GT3 features more refinement and driver comfort, two factors essential to racing in the GT3 class. The new car also has an FIA-approved roll cage designed to increase leg and headroom, a new race seat, and an all new steering wheel inspired by the current trends in F1 has been fitted, as has an all new pedal box.

Silverstone was originally constructed on the site of a World War II Royal Air Force bomber station, RAF Silverstone, which opened in 1943. The circuit was first used as a motorsport venue by a group of friends in September 1947. Silverstone Arena Grand Prix Circuit stats: (2011–present)  Length 5.891 km (3.661 mi) Turns 18 Lap Record 1:33.401 (Mark Webber, Red Bull Racing, 2013, F1). Silverstone also plays host to numerous club racing series and the world’s largest historic race meeting, the Silverstone Classic! One of the UK’s only 24-hour car races, the Britcar 24, is also run at the circuit which straddles the counties of Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire.