Watch this McLaren 650S GT3 break the lap record at Bathurst
Bathurst is one of the most interesting tracks in the world. It has massive straights, necessitating a top speed-friendly setup — but there are also narrow s-curves over much of the map, undulating up and down with the Australian terrain.
It’s an incredibly tricky course, especially for an endurance race like the Bathurst 12 Hour. But, like any challenging course, when someone is really on their game, it’s a sight to behold. And that’s what we have here, with McLaren driver Shane Van Gisbergen in qualifying for the Bathurst 12 Hour earlier this month.
2 minutes 01.286 seconds
Van Gisbergen took his McLaren 650S GT3 race car around the course in 2 minutes 01.286 seconds, setting a new track record. Give it a watch and you’ll see why. Race perfection. Oh, and then Van Gisbergen and his co-drivers Alvaro Parente and Jonathon Webb went on to win the race, setting an official course lap record (in-race) of 2 minutes 01.567 seconds.
This post first appeared on The Verge.