McLaren 650S is priced from £195,250 (RRP on the road) or Rs 2.02 crores or $325,500 at today’s exchange rates. To be available in Coupe and Spider variants from launch, 650S is slotted between the existing P1 and 12C.
Powered by a 3.8l V8, the 650S delivers 650 PS of power @7250 rpm and 678 Nm torque @ 6000 rpm with a DSG gearbox. It manages to achieve 0-100 kmph in just 3 seconds, 0-200 in 8.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 333 kmph. Respective figures for 12C are at 3.3 seconds, 8.9 seconds and 330 kmph. 650S hits 0-300 in just 25.4 seconds and can do a quarter mile in 10.5 seconds, achieving a speed of 224 kmph. Braking too is impressive in the 650S as 100-0 kmph is achieved in 30.5m, 200-0 in 123m, and 300-0 in 271m.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION– McLaren 650S COUPE
|Drivetrain Layout||Longitudinal Mid-Engine, RWD||Track, F/R (mm)||1656 / 1583|
|Engine Configuration||V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc||Length (mm)||4512|
PS / 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 with Aluminium 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)|
*with standard-fit Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyre
All figures apply to a European specification McLaren 6505 Coupé
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.’