• Feb 14, 2010
McLaren MP4-12C GTR Longtail - Click above for high-res image gallery

Earlier this month we showed you the wishful renderings of a GTR variant of the McLaren MP4-12C. The car doesn't exist and no plans have been announced for a motorsports program, but just seeing the car in McLaren racing livery made us hope that the car does end up on the track. Now the same artist, Jon Sibal, has come up with some additional renderings of the car in longtail form.

For those of you not familiar with the term "longtail," it refers to the second-generation of McLaren F1 GTR race cars that competed in in the 1997 FIA GT championship. The extended bodywork at the front and rear was meant to improve aerodynamics and help the F1 compete with the likes of the Porsche GT1, Nissan R390 GT1 and the Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR. Like the F1 GTR, the MP4-12C Longtail isn't as pretty as its shorter brother, but it's impressive nonetheless. You can check them all out in the high-res gallery below.



[Source: JonSibal.com]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Not as pretty? I think it looks much better like this. The rear is what I didn't like about the original MP4-12C.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Tthe non-racer version is definitely the prettier car of the two. This is like an Aston Martin DB9R, while the original is a DB9; this is more aggressive and focused, while the other is all smooth lines and sultry.

        Both are awesome, though.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It looks amazing, specially the naked carbon fiber one.Hopefully it will be as great as the original one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      How long until those show up in an r-Factor mod?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hawtness.