17 Feb 2014

McLaren 650S - Another British Supercar To Be Proud Of

The new McLaren 650S will be available in the spring.  It'll cost around £190,000 and has 641bhp.

McLaren 650S

Designed to sit slightly above the 12C in terms of price and performance the 650S will be available as a coupe or spider - with retractable hard top.

The engine used is the same twin turbo 3.8 litre V8 as seen in the P1 and 12C and generates 641bhp, or 650PS; hence the name.  The S apparently stands for Sport.

Spotted: McLaren P1

The 650S has the same coefficient of drag as the 12C but at 150mph has 24% more downforce.  The 5-spoke alloy wheels are unique to the 650S.

Whilst being a performance oriented super car the 650S has a rather nifty looking interior and comes with toys such as satnav, Bluetooth, a reversing camera and digital radio.

The McLaren 650S will be launched at 11am on 4 March at the McLaren stand at the Geneva Motor Show.  I'll be there a couple of days later to take some photos for Speedmonkey.

It's great to see McLaren flourish.  With rapid model launches it's apparent the company has the confidence, and budget, to mix it with the big boys.
McLaren 650S

McLaren 650S interior

McLaren 650S

McLaren 650S

McLaren 650S

By Matt Hubbard