Looks every bit the race car, doesn’t it? But McLaren boss Ron Dennis has ruled out the company fielding a factory team to race its new MP4-12C supercar, according to Autosport.

“We don’t have plans to race it, but we do recognise that some of our customers will want to race this car,” Dennis said. “At the appropriate time we will form a department to service that – but thoughts on a factory team entering any series are premature.”

Wouldn’t it be good to see McLaren’s finest wing-to-wing with the likes of Maserati’s MC12 and the Ford GT in the FIA GT1 championship, or even a try at Le Mans, where the McLaren F1 GTR won in 1995. For now, we’ll have to make do with some amazing renderings from talented digital artist Jon Sibal. Here, Sibal created a “GTR variant” of the MP4-12C in colours that pay homage to the original F1 GTR liveries.

Check them out after the jump!


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