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Geneva 2014 Preview: McLaren reveals performance figures of the 650S

Geneva 2014 Preview: McLaren reveals performance figures of the 650S image

Text: / Photos: McLaren | posted February 28, 2014 13:49

The 650S is faster than the McLaren F1 road car

McLaren Automotive has released performance figures and confirmed pricing for the 650S ahead of its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show next week.

The McLaren 650S will get a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8, an engine that will make 650 PS and 678 Newton meters of torque. Drive is coursed to the rear wheels through a 7-speed sequential shift gearbox.

McLaren Automotive states that the upcoming 650S can accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 3.0 seconds; a full second quicker than the iconic McLaren F1 road car. The 650S can also hit 200 km/h in just 8.4 seconds; 0.6 quicker than the McLaren F1. 300 km/h can be reached in just 25.4 seconds, and straight on to a top speed of 333 kilometers per hour.

The car company said the 650S has optimized aerodynamics that enhances the performance of the vehicle and increases driver engagement. “Driving excitement is at the absolute heart of the McLaren 650S. 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,” says Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.

The 650S is also equipped with a carbon ceramic brakes, Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires, IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, digital radio, wireless tethering, audio streaming, and voice control.

Apart from the performance figures, McLaren also revealed the interior of the car. The interior of the vehicle is trimmed in Alcantara. It also includes carbon racing seats, electric steering column adjustment, rear parking camera, and extended carbon fiber throughout the interior.

Pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupe will start at USD 325,697 (PhP 14.58 million) while the 650S Spider starts at SD 359,073 (PhP 16.07 million).

The interior of the McLaren 650S