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The McLaren 650S GT3's Research & Development event was released as part of the Munich Update and held on the following dates: 

There are 4 labs spanning a total of 50 tests with a time limit of 14 days once the event is started. This event features 6 hour Proto Key refills.

The labs will unlock in the following schedule:

  • Lab 002: 3 days later or pay Tokens 1,000
  • Lab 003: 6 days later or pay Tokens 1,000
  • Lab 004: 10 days later or pay Tokens 1,000

Tests

Lab/Test Recom.Rank Track Race Mode Quality Checks Needed Maximum Quality Checks per race Main Goal Requirement #2 (Quality Checks) Requirement #3 (Quality Checks) Quality Checks on track Auto Test price Rewards
Lab 1
1/1 1465 Azure Coast Classic 5 11 Finish Third Perfect Nitro Triggered: 3 (2) Drift Distance: 500 yd / m (2) 6 Tokens 40 650S BP
Credits 1,350
Tokens 5
1/2 1469 London Classic 5 11 Finish Third Flat Spins: 2 (2) Total Air Time: 3 s (2) 6 Tokens 50
R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 1,350
Tokens 5
1/3 1473 Market Square Classic 5 11 Finish Third Drift Distance: 400 yd / m (2) Knockdowns: 4 (2) 6 Tokens 50 650S Free Upgrade
Credits 1,575
1/4 1477 Nevada Classic 5 11 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 2 (2) Total Air Time: 3 s (2) 6 Tokens 60 Credits 1,575
Tokens 5
1/5 1481 Barcelona Classic 5 11 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4 (2) Knockdowns: 4 (2) 6 Tokens 60 650S BP
Credits 1,800
1/6 1486 French Guiana Classic 5 11 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 2 (2) Drift Distance: 600 yd / m (2) 6 Tokens 75 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 1,800
Tokens 5
1/7 1491
NSTK
The London Eye Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:01:578 - - - Tokens 150 650S BP
Credits 3,000
Tokens 20
Lab 2
2/8 1495 Ipanema Showdown Classic 6 12 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 6 (2) Perfect Runs: 2 (3) 6 Tokens 90 650S Free Upgrade
Credits 2,475
Tokens 5
2/9 1500
TK
Barcelona Reverse Classic 6 12 Finish First Knockdowns: 6 (2) Knockdowns without Wreck: 4 (3) 6 Tokens 90 Credits 2,475
Tokens 5
2/10 1505 Iceland Gate Drift 6 12 Reach 12,000 points Drift Distance: 1,000 yd / m (2) Drift Distance: 1,400 yd / m (3) 6 Tokens 100 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 2,700
2/11 1508 Mosiac Motorway Classic 6 12 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 8 (2) Perfect Runs: 1 (3) 6 Tokens 100 Credits 2,700
Tokens 10
2/12 1511 Alps Reverse Classic 6 12 Finish First Flat Spins: 5 (2) Total Air Time: 5 s (3) 6 Tokens 100 650S BP
Credits 2,925
Tokens 5
2/13 1514
NSTK
Venice Sprint 2 (Forwards) Time Attack 6 6 Beat 0:37:5 No Wrecks (2) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4 (3) 0 Tokens 125 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 2,925
Tokens 10
2/14 1517 Buddha's Teachings Classic 6 12 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 4 (2) Perfect Runs: 2 (3) 6 Tokens 125 Credits 3,150
2/15 1521
NS
The Rose of the Desert Classic 6 12 Finish First Drift Distance: 800 yd / m (2) Knockdowns: 6 (3) 6 Tokens 150 650S BP
Credits 3,150
Tokens 5
2/16 1525 Rapido Park Elimination 6 12 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 5 (2) Drift Distance: 400 yd / m (3) 6 Tokens 150 R&D Advanced Kit Box
Credits 3,375
2/17 1530 Sector 8 Classic 6 12 Finish First Flat Spins: 5 (2) Total Air Time: 8 s (3) 6 Tokens 150 Credits 3,375
Tokens 10
2/18 1536
NSTK
Tokyo Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:41:904 - - - Tokens 425 650S Free Upgrade
Credits 4,500
Tokens 35
Lab 3
3/19 1546
NS
French Guiana Classic 7 13 Finish First Knockdowns: 6 (3) No Wrecks (3) 6 Tokens 175 650S BP
Credits 3,825
Tokens 5
3/20 1556 The Great Wall Classic 14 13 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 3 (3) Total Air Time: 5 s (3) 6 Tokens 175 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 3,825
Tokens 10
3/21 1565
NSTK
Patagonia Sprint 1 (The River Fort) Time Attack 7 7 Beat 0:36:5 Perfect Runs: 1 (3) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 4 (3) 0 Tokens 175 Credits 4,050
3/22 1575
NS
Dubai Classic 13 13 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,000 yd / m (3) Knockdowns without Wreck: 4 (3) 6 Tokens 200 650S BP
Credits 4,050
Tokens 10
3/23 1585 Azure Coast Reverse Infected 7 13 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10 (3) Perfect Runs: 3 (3) 6 Tokens 200 R&D Advanced Kit Box
Credits 4,275
Tokens 5
3/24 1594 Test Site: Omega Classic 14 13 Finish First Flat Spins: 4 (3) Total Air Time: 5 s (3) 6 Tokens 225 Credits 4,275
3/25 1604 Temple Drive Knockdown 7 13 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 2 (3) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 6 (3) 6 Tokens 225 Credits 4,500
Tokens 5
3/26 1613 Nevada Reverse Classic 14 13 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 3 (3) Perfect Runs: 3 (3) 6 Tokens 225 650S BP
Credits 4,725
Tokens 10
3/27 1623
NSTK
Route 375-1 Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:19:266 - - 0 Tokens 520 650S Free Upgrade
Credits 7,500
Tokens 50
3/28 1625
NSTK
Venice Classic 16 14 Finish First Knockdowns: 6 (3) Knockdowns without Wreck: 6 (4) 6 Tokens 250 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 5,175
Tokens 5
3/29 1627 San Diego Harbor Gate Drift 8 14 Reach 13,000 points Drift Distance: 1,200 yd / m (3) Drift Distance: 1,600 yd / m (4) 6 Tokens 250 Credits 5,175
Tokens 5
3/30 1629 Alps Classic 14 14 Finish First Flat Spins: 5 (3) Total Air Time: 8 s (4) 6 Tokens 275 650S BP
Credits 5,400
Tokens 10
3/31 1631 Westminster Bridge Flawless 8 14 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 4 (3) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 8 (4) 6 Tokens 300 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 5,625
Tokens 5
3/32 1634 Venice Reverse Classic 14 14 Finish First Drift Distance: 1,000 yd / m (3) Perfect Runs: 2 (4) 6 Tokens 300 Credits 5,850
Tokens 10
3/33 1637
NSTK
The Mirage Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 0:54:714 - - - Tokens 700 2x 650S BP
Credits 10,000
Tokens 40
Lab 4
4/34 1640
NS
Dragon Tree Classic 9 15 Finish First Knockdowns: 8 (4) Flat Spins in One Jump: 4 (4) 6 Tokens 325 Credits 6,300
Tokens 5
4/35 1644 Fr. Guiana Rev. Classic 16 15 Finish First Perfect Nitro Triggered: 8 (4) Perfect Runs: 4 (4) 6 Tokens 325 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 6,525
Tokens 10
4/36 1647
NS
Classified Knockdown 9 15 Finish First Drift Distance: 800 yd / m (4) Knockdowns without Wreck: 10 (4) 6 Tokens 350 Credits 6,750
Tokens 5
4/37 1651 The Great Wall Classic 16 15 Finish First Flat Spins: 6 (4) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10 (4) 6 Tokens 350 650S BP
Credits 6,975
Tokens 10
4/38 1654
NSTK
Tokyo Sprint (Reverse) Time Attack 9 9 Beat 0:38 No Wrecks (4) Perfect Runs: 1 (4) 0 Tokens 375 R&D Advanced Kit Box
Credits 7,200
Tokens 5
4/39 1657
NS
Sector 8 Reverse Classic 18 15 Finish First Knockdowns: 8 (4) Total Air Time: 6 s (4) 6 Tokens 375 Credits 7,425
Tokens 10
4/40 1660 San Diego Harbor Rev. Classic 16 15 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 3 (4) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10 (4) 6 Tokens 400 650S BP
Credits 7,650
4/41 1663 Mount Teide Elimination 9 15 Finish First Drift Distance: 800 yd / m (4) Perfect Runs: 2 (4) 6 Tokens 400 R&D Basic Kit Box
Credits 7,650
Tokens 5
4/42 1666
NS
Rooftop Raceway Classic 16 15 Finish First Knockdowns: 8 (4) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 10 (4) 6 Tokens 400 Credits 7,875
Tokens 5
4/43 1670 Dubai Reverse Classic 16 15 Finish First No Wrecks (4) Drift Distance: 1,000 yd / m (4) 6 Tokens 425 Credits 7,875
Tokens 15
4/44 1674
NSTK
Wall Ascent Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:00:159 - - - Tokens 900 650S BP
Credits 15,000
Tokens 75
4/45 1678 Sky Drop Classic 22 17 Finish First Flat Spins in One Jump: 4 (5) Total Air Time: 12 s (5) 6 Tokens 450 Credits 11,000
Tokens 5
4/46 1682 The Dragon's Den Classic 22 17 Finish First Barrel Rolls: 6 (5) Perfect Nitro Triggered: 12 (5) 6 Tokens 500 Credits 11,400
Tokens 5
4/47 1685
NS
The Secret Lab Infected 11 17 Finish First Knockdowns: 8 (5) Perfect Runs: 4 (5) 6 Tokens 550 R&D Profesional Kit Box
Credits 11,700
Tokens 5
4/48 1689 Iceland Reverse Classic 22 17 Finish First Drift Distance: 800 yd / m (5) Drift Distance: 1,100 yd / m (5) 6 Tokens 600 650S BP
Credits 12,000
Tokens 5
4/49 1694
NSTK
Cloud Nine Classic 22 17 Finish First Flat Spins: 6 (5) Knockdowns without Wreck: 6 (5) 6 Tokens 700 Credits 13,200
Tokens 20
4/50 1699
NSTK
Azure Coast Ultimate AI Challenge - - Beat 1:23:193 - - - Tokens 1,200 5x 650S BP
Credits 25,000
Tokens 120

Total Costs/Rewards:

  • Credits 295,975
  • Tokens 605
  • 55x card from R&D Boxes
  • 4x McLaren 650S GT3 Free Upgrade
  • 20x McLaren 650S GT3 BP
  • Auto-Test: Tokens 14,910
  • Quality Checks (excluding Ultimate AI Challenges): 466
  • Minimum Number of Proto Keys Used: 64

Test Count (by race mode):

  • Classic: 34 (68%)
  • Ultimate AI Challenge: 6 (12%)
  • Time Attack: 3 (6%)
  • Elimination: 2 (4%)
  • Infected: 2 (4%)
  • Gate Drift: 2 (4%)
  • Knockdown: 2 (4%)
  • Flawless: 1 (2%)
  • Unplugged: 0
  • Main goal as Beat time test: 3 (6%)

Quotes

Main article: Research & Development/McLaren 650S GT3/Quotes

Tips / Warnings

  • Caution is advised while driving the 650S GT3 for all tests. The car has a tendency to do "glitch bumps" and skids. While drifting will stop the skidding, this requires fast reaction times to avoid wrecking and spin-outs.
  • The event can be completed with an upgrade setup of [3515 3333]. Only Tokens 50 has to be spent on the Nitro Level 1 upgrade.
    • However, due to negative reception from the community about Tokens-only upgrades, it was changed to allow a payment option of either Credits or Tokens for upgrades on the vehicles that were converted to have Tokens-only upgrades until October 31, 2017.
  • Before attempting Test 3, install the aforementioned upgrade; once having passed it, use the resulting free upgrade on Nitro Level 2.
    • Use the remaining 3 free upgrades from Tests 8, 18, & 27 on Top Speed Levels 3 & 5 and Nitro Level 4.

Trivia

  • This is the first non-motorcycle R&D to have Time Attack tests.
  • This R&D event is the third R&D event without any Unplugged tests, after the Renault Alpine Celebration & Ducati SuperSport S. It is the fourth R&D event which does not use "Collect Quality Checks" as the main goal of any test after the Renault Alpine Celebration, Ducati SuperSport S & Suzuki Hayabusa.
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