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2014 Geneva: McLaren reveals new 650S coupe

Mclaren revealed an all-new super coupe called the 650S, which sits in the middle of the range with a modified version of the MP4-12C’s twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8. Good for 650hp, the McLaren 650S is essentially a mid-cycle refreshed MP4-12C, boasting a 0-62 time of just three seconds. Top speed stops at 207 mph.

Prices in the UK start at 195,250 GBP while the spider version starts at 215,250 GBP.

For full details, check out the press release below.

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  • 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.

TECHNICAL AND PERFORMANCE DATA

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
Engine

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    

PERFORMANCE DATA

Efficiency CO2 275 g/km
  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

– By: Chris Chin

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