McLaren releases performance figures and pricing for the 650S Coupe

Article by Christian A., on February 27, 2014

As it promised, McLaren announced today the performance figures of its all-new 650S model that will be launched at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. We already know that the new McLaren 650S will be available as a Coupe or as a Spider and both version are powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine (also found on the MP4-12C and the P1) that generates 650 hp @ 7250 rpm and 678 Nm of torque @ 6000 rpm.

Using a 7-speed DSG transmission, the Mclaren 650S Coupe hits 100 km/h (62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.4 seconds and 300 km/h (186 mph) in 25.4 seconds, while top speed is 333 km/h or 207 mph. Moreover, the McLaren 650S Coupe runs the ¼ mile (400 m) in 10.5 seconds @ 224 km/h or 139 mph.

All these performance figures were recorded for the model using standard Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres. Furthermore, the McLaren 650S Coupe also comes with carbon ceramic brakes and stops from 100 km/h (62 mph) in 30.5 m (100 ft), from 200 km/h (124 mph) in 123 m (404 ft) and from 300 km/h (186 mph) in 271 m (889 ft).

McLaren also says that the 650S Coupe returns 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.

The 650S Coupe comes as standard with IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, DAB digital radio in Europe (SIRIUS satellite radio in North America), wireless tethering, audio streaming and voice control, while the cabin is trimmed in Alcantara.

Pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupe starts at $265,500, with the 650S Spider starting at $280,225. More detail about the pricing and options you can find here!

Press Release

McLAREN AUTOMOTIVE ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN PRICING AHEAD OF NEW YORK AUTO SHOW DEBUT

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.’

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