Performance figures for the recently revealed McLaren 650S have been announced. And boy are they impressive. The new model sits between the 12C and the P1 in the company’s showroom, offering staggering performance.
Even though it is a junior to the phenomenal new P1 hypercar, the 650S is showing very good promise. As we already know, the car features a tweaked version of the 12C’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8. In this it produces 478kW (650PS) and 678Nm.
It’s able to propel the 12C-based supercar from 0-100km/h in just 3.0 seconds flat with the standard Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres. It’s also capable of 0-200km/h in just 8.4 seconds, 0-300km/h in 25.4 seconds, and a quarter mile 10.5 seconds at 224km/h.
McLaren explains that is not all about speed and acceleration though. The interior is luxuriously and technologically equipped, with Alcantara interior trim, a comprehensive IRIS sat-nav multimedia system with a large touch-screen platform, a rear parking camera, and there’s even an electric steering column. McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt explains,
“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.”
The new model will make its public debut at the Geneva show next week, before going on sale later this year.
Full specifications below:
|Drivetrain Layout||Longitudinal Mid-Engine, RWD||Track, F/R (mm)||1656 / 1583|
|Engine Configuration||V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc||Length (mm)||4512|
|EnginePS / rpm||650 / 7250||Width (mm)||2093|
|Torque Nm / rpm||678 / 6000||Height (mm)||1199|
|Transmission||7 Speed SSG||Dry Weight (kg / lbs)||1330 / 2932|
|Body Structure||Carbon Fibre MonoCell withAluminium Front and Rear Frames||Active Aerodynamics||McLaren Airbrake|
|Wheelbase (mm)||2670||Suspension||ProActive Chassis Control|
|Brakes||Carbon Ceramic Discs with Forged Aluminium Hubs (F 394mm/R 380mm)||ProActive Chassis Control modes||Normal / Sport / Track|
|Tyres (F/R)||Pirelli P Zero Corsa 235/35 R19 /Pirelli P Zero Corsa 305/30 R20||Powertrain Modes||Winter / Normal / Sport / Track|
|Wheel Sizes (F/R)||19” x 8.5”J / 20” x 11” J|
|Fuel consumption (combined)||24.2 mpg|
|Power to weight (with lightweight options)||500 PS (493 bhp) /tonne|
|CO2/power||0.42 g/km per PS|
|Speed||Maximum speed (650S Spider)||333 km/h (207 mph)|
|Acceleration||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)*|
|Braking||Braking||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)|