Just before hitting the limelight of the floor show at Geneva, McLaren had just revealed its all-new super sports car 650S and will further lure enthusiasts all over the world with its starting bid of 232,500 euros or a killer deal at around $280,000.
At this price range you’d be getting an upgraded 12C with the blood of P1, both of McLaren’s supercars. The “650” stands for the 650 metric horsepower (641 ‘Murican horsepower) the McLaren’s mid-mounted 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 is making, while the “S” stands simply for “Sport.” And that’s just a 24-hp bump over the 12C, the 650S’ dramatic-looking and aerodynamically-efficient bodywork with the new McLaren P1-inspired nose, McLaren says the car’s downforce and turn-in are improved over the 12C, while still retaining the 12C’s slick 0.36 coefficient of drag. McLaren says the new nose with its revised Airbrake are good enough for 24 percent more downforce at 150 mph.
2015 McLaren 650S Specifications
CO2 275 g/km
Fuel consumption (combined) 24.2 mpg (UK)
Power to weight (with lightweight options) 500 PS (493 bhp) / tonne
CO2/power 0.42g/km per bhp
Maximum speed 333 km/h (207 mph)
0-100 kph (62 mph) 3.0 s*
0-200 kph (124 mph) 8.4 s*
0-300 kph (186 mph) 25.4 s*
0-400 m / ¼ mile 10.5 @ 224 km/h (139 mph)*
100-0 km/h 30.5 m (100 ft)
200-0 km/h 123 m (404 ft)
300-0 km/h 271 m 889 ft)
*with standard Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres
Enough for the exterior design and aerodynamics, the 2015 McLaren 650S mimic’s 12C’s interior with leather and suede finish —-dashboard and controls is also identical but with updated ProActive Chassis Control suspension system. We’ve mentioned that it has the P1 blood, well, the company will offer fixed-back carbon racing seats based on those found in the P1.
The British manufacturer is still in secrecy about 650’s performance figures, but you can expect better performance from MP4-12C.
The new 2015 McLaren 650S in both coupe and convertible forms next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Now if you think that the new 650S is worthy enough for your hard-earned dinero, you can start saving right now or better grab a competitive car loan for your funding.