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McLaren 650S specs and prices revealed ahead of Geneva debut

Team OD  /
28 Feb 2014 13:53:40 IST

Prior to its launch at the Geneva Motor Show next month, McLaren Automotive has revealed prices and more than impressive performance figures of its latest hyper car - the 650S. The latest offering from the British manufacturer is available in Coupe and Spider variants. The Coupe starts from 195,250 pounds and the Spider is priced a bit higher at 215,250 pounds, on-road in UK.

McLaren_650S_012015 McLaren 650S Coupe

Engine is a mid mounted 3.8litre, twin-turbo V8 delivering 650PS peak power output and 678Nm of maximum torque. The rear wheels are driven through a 7-speed SSG gearbox and 0-100kmph is achieved in a claimed 3 seconds flat with 200kmph coming up in a mind boggling 8.4 seconds. In perspective, the 650s is faster than the legendary F1 road car by 0.6s in the quarter mile run and a whole second faster to 200kmph. Top speed is 333kmph. Braking duties are handled by 394mm and 380mm carbon ceramic discs at the front and rear respectively along with most of the stopping power being provided by the McLaren Airbrake system. The manufacturer says that the 650S weighs only 1330kg and will give a combined fuel consumption figure of 10kmpl.

Despite its hyper car heritage, creature comforts abound on the inside. The cabin is done in Alacantara with standard features such as DAB digital radio, IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, audio streaming and voice control, wireless tethering while options are carbon racing seats, rear parking camera and an electrically adjustable steering column to aid entry-exit maneuvers.

Here is the image gallery of the McLaren 650s

PERFORMANCE FIGURES AND PRICING ANNOUNCED FOR THE McLAREN 650S AHEAD OF GENEVA DEBUT


New McLaren 650S Coupe can accelerate 0-200km/h (0-124mph) in just 8.4 seconds Faster than rival 'stripped out' road racers, yet offers far superior comfort, refinement and equipment Available in Coupe and Spider variants from launch priced from 195,250 (RRP on the road) As the first example of the McLaren 650S rolled off the line at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre in Woking, McLaren Automotive has released performance numbers and confirmed pricing ahead of the global debut at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show. The latest addition to the McLaren range accelerates to 100km/h (62mph) from rest in just 3.0 seconds, and can reach 200km/h (124mph) in just 8.4 seconds. The standing quarter mile (400m) takes 10.5 seconds, and top speed is 333 km/h (207 mph). This performance puts the latest model from McLaren a full second quicker than the iconic McLaren F1 road car to 200 km/h, and 0.6 sec faster over the standing quarter mile, underlining its performance focus. This represents a sprint time to 200 km/h more than half a second quicker than the rapid 12C, which continues in production. Pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupe starts at 195,250, with the 650S Spider starting at 215,250. Optimised aerodynamics ensure that the performance of the McLaren 650S is accessible and increases driver engagement. Enhanced handling, high-speed balance and steering turn-in result from improved levels of downforce. 'Driving excitement is at the absolute heart of the McLaren 650S,' explains Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. 'Of course the performance figures are important, and they help boost excitement. But they're only part of the story. This is a car that's about feel as well as measurement.' Despite these impressive performance figures, more akin to a stripped out road racer, the McLaren 650S boasts a high level of luxury specification. Carbon ceramic brakes sit behind unique '650' lightweight alloy wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, DAB digital radio in Europe (SIRIUS satellite radio in North America), wireless tethering, audio streaming and voice control are all fitted as standard, and the cabin is trimmed in Alcantara. Enhanced levels of optional specification are also offered, including fixed-back carbon racing seats, based on the lightweight design found in the McLaren P1, an electric steering column adjustment assists ingress and egress, a rear parking camera and extended carbon fibre throughout the interior. The 'no compromise' McLaren 650S also performs efficiently, returning 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100 km) on the EU combined cycle, and a CO2 figure of 275 g/km making it one of the most efficient models in class. This is testament to the drive by McLaren for continued improvement and class-leading efficiency. 'The McLaren 650S represents 50 years of road and racing car know-how,' comments Mike Flewitt. 'Everything we've learnt from the 12C and the McLaren P1 has gone into this car, creating a car with the widest breadth of capabilities of any production supercar. It's also a new benchmark in pure driving excitement.' The McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider make their global debuts on Stand 1240, Hall 1 at 12.00 CET (11.00 GMT) on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show.
  

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