La McLaren 650S GT3 dans sa livrée Orangé-Jaune sera l’une des stars du stand McLaren et du Salon international de l’automobile de Genève. Les constructeurs présentent dès maintenant leur stars qui seront présents au Salon du 3 au 13 mars 2016. Et DM aussi ! Également, on en profite pour saluer la performance de la 650S GT3 // The McLaren 650S GT3 will make its debut start at the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour from pole position after an action-packed and record-breaking qualifying session.
McLaren 650S GT3
Le Championnat d’Europe FIA GT3 est un championnat organisé par Stéphane Ratel Organisation et régulé par la Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile. C’est une série dérivée du FIA GT, mais qui s’adresse principalement aux amateurs, avec des véhicules plus proches des modèles de série. Pour rappel, Le FIA GT est un championnat international de voitures de Grand Tourisme reconnu par la FIA.
McLaren 650S GT3 2015 – Goodwood 2014
En 2014, McLaren a profité du Goodwood Festival of Speed pour présenter la 650S préparé course. Cette 650S race-car est adapté au championnat GT3 de la saison 2015.
McLaren 650S GT3 – Unveiled at the Goodwood Festival of Speed
McLaren GT uncovered the next generation in their line of competition track cars at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Managing Director, Andrew Kirkaldy provides insight into the creation of the McLaren 650S GT3.
McLaren 650S GT3 – onboard video
Doerr Motorsport 12C GT3 sets lap record at the Nurburgring 24 Hours
In the build up to the final Blancpain Endurance Series round of the 2014 season, the Nurburgring 100kms, we look back at the 12C GT3 around the fearsome Nordschleife circuit. Earlier this year, McLaren GT factory driver Kevin Estre qualified the Doerr Motorsport 12C GT3 on pole position for the Nurburgring 24 Hours. The onboard footage shows the Frenchman’s blistering pace throughout the session, setting a record lap time of 8m 10.921s – more than 6 seconds quicker than the previous record, and 2.5s clear of his nearest rival.
Design de la McLaren 650S GT3
La McLaren 650S GT3 embarque la structure monocoque en fibre de carbone de la 650S de base. La version GT3 améliore l’aérodynamique par rapport à la 12C qu’elle a remplacé, et permet un meilleur refroidissement.
Design extérieur de la McLaren 650S GT3 2016
Design intérieur de la McLaren 650S GT3 2016
Moteur de la McLaren 650S GT3
Sous le capot vitre arrière, on a le M838T, un bloc performant V8 3,8 litres biturbo associé à une boîte séquentielle à 6 rapports avec palettes de changements de vitesses au volant. Le moteur doit respecter plusieurs normes de performance pour être éligible en GT3, ce fait que la puissance est de à 500 chevaux, … et non 650 ch… en référence à son nom : 650S. Ce qui change surtout, c’est la cartographie du moteur adapté à la compétition et à la course.
Ce M838T équipe toute les récentes McLaren, de l’ultimate-car P1 GTR à la supe-baby-car 570S et est développé conjointement par McLaren Automotive et Ricardo. (Ricardo plc, grand bureau d’études indépendant dans le domaine des moteurs, fondé par Sir Harry Ricardo, ingénieur britannique spécialisé dans les moteurs et les phénomènes thermodynamiques à l’intérieur des moteurs)
McLaren Unveils Incredible beauty 2016 650S GT3 Race Car
The McLaren 650S GT3 will be showcased at the Geneva Motor Show 2016. It will be displayed with the three tier model range from McLaren automotive for the first time.
Following the most successful season for McLaren GT, with the 650S GT3 winning on each of the four continents it competed on, 2016 will see more cars competing in more championships across the world. Plans for Factory Drivers Rob Bell and Alvaro Parente are now finalised along with confirmation of the signing of Côme Ledogar to the works line up. In addition, the recently-announced Driver Academy is further strengthened with Colin Thompson joining for the 2016 season. The announcements coincide with confirmation that the 650S GT3 will line up as part of an impressive display at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show alongside the three tier model range from McLaren Automotive for the first time.
‘The 2016 season is shaping up to be one of the most exciting – and challenging – so far, with more cars racing in more championships across the world. It is great to have Alvaro and Rob confirmed again for the year as both bring a huge amount of experience in terms of GT racing, but also in terms of the 650S GT3 specifically, having both driven to titles in its first full year of competition. I am also really pleased to announce Côme as an addition to our Factory Driver line-up and Colin as the latest member of the Driver Academy. Côme really impressed us when he raced with one of our customer teams at Spa a few years ago and we have kept a close eye on his progress, while Colin joined us for a test at Paul Ricard in December and is very exciting to watch in a GT car. With the combination that our factory line-up offers, along with the talent in our Driver Academy, we are hoping for another good year.’
- Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director, McLaren GT
McLaren Automotive has revealed photos of the 2016 650S GT3 race car that will be shown at next month’s Geneva Motor Show, and this thing is glorious.
The orange-yellow and black 650S GT3 is nearly track-ready when it leaves the factory, but McLaren makes changes for competition, such as the addition of dive planes to help stick the front of the car to the road, the enormous rear wing to provide downforce, and a set of Pirelli PZero racing tires.
The racer includes hidden features such as a 125-liter racing fuel tank with a quick-fill connector for rapid pit stop refueling. Underneath, it has built-in air jacks, so the pit crew need only snap in an air line when the car comes in for service, and it pops up off the ground for quick replacement of its Pirellis.
Inside, the McLaren has a carbon fiber racing seat, six-point racing harness and adjustable racing pedals. A lighter-weight carbon fiber dash panel houses the driver’s information display, and a fire extinguisher is included in case of an emergency.
The stripped-down cabin includes auxiliary power for the driver’s radio and specialized computers for engine management and anti-lock braking.
Under the hood is a race-prepared version of the 650S’s 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine. GT3 racing class rules limit power to less than the street car’s output of 650 horsepower to equalize all the cars in the race.
650S GT3 breaks lap record on its debut outing at Mount Panorama
‘The Bathurst 12 Hour is one of the most fantastic races on the motorsport calendar, both for spectators and for drivers. It is great to partner with Tekno Autosport; a new team on the GT grid, and having such a strong line-up of drivers in the cars, including the very talented silver-rated drivers like Andrew Watson, underlines how seriously they are approaching the challenge.
Having being part of the 2014 line-up, I can vouch for how tough this endurance race is, but it is definitely one of the most exhilarating. The 650S GT3 has enjoyed a strong debut season across the globe, including in Australia, and I am really pleased to see Tekno Autosport and Objective Racing on the grid, and they will be hopefully both be pushing for the podium positions.’
- Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director, McLaren GT
The McLaren 650S GT3 will make its debut start at the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour from pole position after an action-packed and record-breaking qualifying session. Shane Van Gisbergen posted the fastest time in both qualifying sessions to put the #59 650S GT3 of customer team Tekno Autosports on pole with the fastest time ever recorded at the 6.213km Mount Panorama circuit. Objective Racing, running the #11 650S GT3, secured pole position with the #37 Darrell Lea / Keltic Racing 650S GT3 a close second in the highly competitive Pro-Am class, and will line up on the second row of the 37 car grid.
After a positive morning practice session, the four 650S GT3s were quickly on the pace, running comfortably in the top 10. As the session progressed, Darrell Lea / Keltic Racing, Objective Racing and Tekno Autosports ran in the top three positions with each vying for the top spot. Mid-point through the session, New Zealand-born Van Gisbergen headed out on track in the iconic orange #59 Tekno Autosports 650S GT3 and was looking to make an immediate impression and making the most of a well-judged gap in the traffic. His first flying lap set a new benchmark for the session, and he quickly followed this up with an improved time of 2m 01.591s to end the session in P1.
The second qualifying session quickly followed and saw Objective Racing and Tekno Autosports back on track looking to improve further, and neither team disappointed. Warren Luff moved the striking black 650S GT3 up to a solid P3 overall and claimed pole position in the Pro-Am category, while Van Gisbergen went on to beat his own record pace by three tenths of a second to take the coveted pole position with a laptime of 2m 01.286s. The time secured Van Gisbergen the Allan Simonsen pole position trophy and set a new official lap record for Mount Panorama.
Bonus Photos – 650S GT3 at Mount Panorama 2016
Bonus Video – McLaren 650S GT3 claims pole and lap record at Bathurst 12 Hour 2016
The McLaren 650S GT3 makes its debut start at the 2016 Bathurst 12 Hour from pole position after an action-packed and record-breaking qualifying session. With a laptime of 2m 01.286s, Van Gisbergen secured the Allan Simonsen pole position trophy and set a new official lap record for Mount Panorama.
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