The McLaren 650S GT3 was revealed at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, intended as a replacement for the 12C GT3. The road car packs a 3.8 L twin-turbocharged, race-homologated V8 producing a healthy 493 horsepower, on its way to 60 mph (96.5 km/h) in a stealthy 2.9 seconds, and thrusts its way to its 207 mph (333 km/h) top speed.
The 650S GT3 is placed as a higher-end A-class car, with a base rank of 1465 (shared with the Ferrari Enzo Ferrari), a MAX rank of 1623 (shared with the Pagani Huayra), and a total rank of 1726. It is the only car in the game where its starting rank/top speed and nitro stats and max rank/top speed and nitro stats are shared with pre-existing cars in the game.
The McLaren 650S GT3 shares some traits with the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2014, having fair acceleration and smooth handling. However, during the Munich Update, it has the tendency to have "glitch bumps", causing sudden skids and wrecks. This was fixed as of the Fall Out Boy Update.
This is the official review of the McLaren 650S GT3 on the Asphalt YouTube channel, made by Rev_Tez and published on Nov 13, 2017:
Time to reach end of Tokyo straight: 7.524s
Perfect nitro duration: 8.778s
Triple nitro duration: 6.336s
French Guiana lap time: 59.169s
Final verdict: "The McLaren 650S GT3 falls in the mid-low tier of A class. It's great handling will make it easy for players to maneuver through all the tracks. However, this car has a tendency to skid but can be controlled fairly easily. It is best to upgrade this car suited for Multiplayer!"
The McLaren 650S GT3 doesn't have any use in either TLEs and Multiplayer. In multiplayer, it is not advisable to Multiplayer tune it, because at 1500-1600 rank there are several cars that are much faster than the 650S GT3, such as Aston Martin Vulcan, Apollo Intensa Emozione, Arrinera Hussarya GT, McLaren Mercedes MP4-25 and many more; and in TLEs, it is not used in any bracket, and in A Class Heat it is unable to reach the top 1000, due to the great affluence of cars like Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG SE, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage and Aston Martin One-77. This car main usefulness is in Mastery, giving x2 Champion Boxes. Though, from the 2018 Summer Update, the 2 Champion Boxes have been replaced by x2 Professional Blueprint Boxes, making this car even more useless than it was before. In Collections, it is used in the "Gran Turismo" collection
Initially, the McLaren 650S GT3 was one of three only upgrade cars that were added in the Munich Update; this was subsequently changed to allow for payment of upgrades via or following strong negative feedback from many players over the "conversion" of several existing cars to only upgrades. The 650S currently costs 1,988,950 or 13,930 to MAX out. Pro kits require 1,117,775, as well as 11 of each Class A part, 2 each of Early and Initial Tech, 12 Mid-Tech, 8 Advanced Tech and 8 Forced-Induction V8 Engine cards.
- Main article: Research & Development/McLaren 650S GT3
The 650S GT3's R&D event was released October 30th, 2017, with 3 days to participate and 14 days to complete the event.