McLaren already developing a track-focused version of the 650S

Article by Christian A., on April 2, 2014

Back in January, we reported that McLaren is working on a hardcore version of the 12C to take on the Ferrari 458 Speciale, which was introduced back in September at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Meanwhile, at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the British company introduced the 650S Coupe and 650 Spider.

Despite the fact that two new models were unveiled, McLaren is again working hard on an even more extreme version of the 650S. For those who don’t know, the privately owned company said that it will introduce a new model every year and expects to triple its sales within two or three years.

According to McLaren’s chief development Chris Goodwin, the company took the decision to develop a track-focused version of the 650S because around 12 percent of the customers who buy their cars use them on track. The standard version of the McLaren 650S is powered by the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found also on the P1 and 12C, which generates 650 hp and 678 Nm of torque.

Bolted to a 7-speed DSG transmission, the McLaren 650S Coupe zooms from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.4 seconds and to 300 km/h (186 mph) in 25.4 seconds. Top speed is limited at 333 km/h or 207 mph. McLaren says that the 650S Coupe runs the ¼ mile (400 m) in 10.5 seconds @ 224 km/h or 139 mph.

Despite these performances, the McLaren 650S Coupe has a fuel consumption of 11.7 l/100 km or 24.2 mph on the EU combined cycle, while CO2 emissions are 275 g/km. The McLaren 650S Coupe costs £195,250, while the 650S Spider starting at £215,250.

The hardcore version of the McLaren 650S is expected to be more powerful and use the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found on the standard version.

We do know that this engine can deliver up to 737 hp on the P1 hypercar, so there is room for more power on the 650S. McLaren is expected to strip down the 650S in order to make it lighter but also add new active aerodynamics. More details to be revealed!

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