By   May 28, 2015

McLaren 650S GT3

McLaren 650S GT3

The McLaren 650S GT3 managed its first victory in the Blancpain Endurance Series. The win was a dominating one that featured the car climb from a starting position of 4th place in the three hour contest.

The race was just the second round of the series and shows the potential that the race prepped McLaren has. Obviously, the event at Silverstone was a good one for customer racing team Von Ryan Racing. At the wheel where Rob Bell, Shane van Gisbergen and Kevin Estre. All three being factory drivers helped give an added advantage when driving the car.

To find out more about the McLaren 650S GT3 and the race, click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full post).

The 650S GT3 is a full racing version of the British supercar maker’s street legal car. As such it comes complete with the needed safety equipment, a stripped interior and other changes that you would expect in a full competition car.

Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director, McLaren GT

‘The 650S GT3 is quickly establishing itself as the car to be in for 2015, and this latest win in the Blancpain Endurance Series, which is arguably the most competitive global GT championship, shows what a true contender it is. McLaren GT has worked closely with the teams since the opening round in Monza to further improve and optimise every area of performance. The drivability of the 650S GT3 has been strong since the first race, scoring a podium at every race weekend since it launched, and the drivers showed the true potential during qualifying and on race day. Combine this with the quick thinking by the team with the strategy call, and the 650S GT3 was simply uncatchable around Silverstone.’

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

‘It is great to see a McLaren taking victory, especially at the home of British motorsport. Since its launch last year, the 650S has been winning awards and fans the world over, and the 650S GT3 is proving as popular and successful on track. It is fantastic to be adding further trophies to the collection with our latest model based on the groundbreaking supercar, especially as we prepare to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the famous win of a McLaren-built endurance GT car, the McLaren F1 GTR at Le Mans. This underlines the philosophy at McLaren that it is important to never stop striving to be the best, and looking ahead to the next victory.’

The Blancpain Endurance Series isn’t the only one that has seen success for the 650S GT3, K-PAX Racing / Flying Lizard Motorsports currently leads the Pirelli World Challenge manufacturer’s trophy in North America. The car also finished in third at the 2014 Gulf 12 Hours and it appears to have plenty of potential to keep having success.