McLaren has been very busy building new sports cars this year. In 2019 alone, the British marque launched the roofless Elva, the GT, and the 600LT Spider together with countless special-edition models. However, the year isn’t over just yet. It seems McLaren has managed to add in one more model before the year ends, and it’s called the 620R.
The new 620R is the most powerful model in McLaren’s Sport Series line. It is mostly based on the 570S GT4 race car, which in turn is derived from the standard 570S. Simply put, it is a street-legal 570S GT4. Powering the 620R is the familiar twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 which now produces 620 PS and 620 Nm of torque. Thanks to the power upgrade, the street-legal race car now goes from 0 to 100 km/h in just 2.9 seconds, as well as catapult itself to 200 km/h from a standstill in 8.1 seconds. However, due to the new aero top speed has slightly dropped to 322 km/h.
Speaking of aero, the 620R features a massive carbon fiber rear wing which was taken straight from the 570S GT4. To make it road legal, a third brake light has been added. The front bumper, splitter, canards, and hood are also derived from the race car. However, these items have been modified in order to make them street legal.
To help improve handling, the 620R is fitted with manually adjustable coilover suspension. Each one is 6kg lighter than the regular Sport Series equivalent. It also comes with 32 clicks for finer adjustment to suit driver needs on the circuit. Other track goodies include carbon ceramic discs, forged aluminum calipers, and optional Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.
Though no interior photos were provided, the cabin is lined with numerous creature comforts including carpets, air-conditioning, satellite navigation, and even a Bowers & Wilkins system stereo. Carbon seats and six-point harnesses come standard together with a McLaren Track Telemetry system.
Only 350 examples of the 620R will be built globally. Each one will be hand-built in the U.K. at their Woking plant. The street-legal GT4 racer will have a starting price of $299,000 (Php 15.18 million) in the US.