• Feb 2nd 2010 at 7:30PM
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McLaren MP4-12C GTR - Click above for high-res image gallery

When McLaren first announced its all-new road car, the MP4-12C, no mention was made about a race version. That's not to say one won't be eventually built. After all, the McLaren F1 was intended to be purely a road car, but we all know how that story ends. As of right now, though, the MP4-12C is just for the street.

Enter Jon Sibal. He's a talented digital artist who's also got a thing for cars. Sibal has created "what the McLaren MP4-12C as a GTR variant might look like dressed in the iconic GULF livery." The result is both amazingly realistic and stunningly beautiful, and it makes us desperately hope that McLaren will take the MP4-12C racing. Sibal also went on to create additional paint schemes that pay homage to the original F1 GTR liveries. You can see them all in the gallery below, and be sure to visit Jon Sibal's blog to see more of his work.

[Source: Jonsibal.com]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow those are awesome. I love the Gulf car and the Marlboro car.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Rule Britannia! Just stunning!
      • 5 Years Ago
      HOLY @#!$, i need this more than air
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      • 5 Years Ago
      i soiled my pants when i first saw that pic.... twice with each one then there after..... id hate to say it but "thats hawt"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well done. Those look fantastic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      The guy has some skills, I'll give him that. Here's the original he used for the Photoshop base. It's a lot easier when you have a great picture to begin with. This effort took a ton of time and skill but I'm pretty sure I could come up with something similar in a similar amount of time. Not saying it's easy, just saying I could do it.


      • 5 Years Ago
      this is a sexy ass car! i really mean it
      • 5 Years Ago
      The Marlboro one is schweeet!!!
      Nice work mister Sibal!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree, I also like the yellow/green, they're all pretty nice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Thanks, Jon, for taking the time to do these renderings. In my opinion the McLaren F1 is the greatest automotive creation of my lifetime (1984-present), and obviolsly discounting the SLR, the MP4-12C has some big shoes to fill. Lets hope we see at least one of these graphics kits on the track soon, so I have reason to get decked out in my Gulf gear at Le Mans again!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Agree that F1 is the pinnacle. Arguably still more focused than even the mighty Veyron.

        But this car isn't supposed to fill F1's shoes. This car is supposed to compete with Ferrari and Lamborghini's V8 and V10 models, not even their 12 cylinder models.

        This is supposed to compete with R8 V10. Gallardo V10, and the Ferrari 458 Italia, which it already beats in terms of styling.

        This isn't the no-holds-barred car that F1 was. But for what it is... it is looking to be fantastic.

        And actually, I wonder if 12C would compete well in GT3 or GT2 classes... Against Ferrari 430/458 Scuderias, Audi R8s, and turbocharged Porsches...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Awesome render, new desktop wallpaper.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I liked the FINA skin, perhaps a bit too USA flag (in the tail) though. The Harrods was great too.

      How about a Bruce McLaren orange over blue - reverse Gulf colours, or a black and white West / Hakkinen look?
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