Liberty Walk announces new upgrade package for McLaren 650S

Article by Christian A., on November 24, 2016

By itself, the McLaren 650S already delivers excellence both in performance and visuals. However for Japan-based Liberty Walk, it appears that the 650S has yet to show its true potential. This is the reason why the tuner has once again revealed another upgrade package for this amazing model.

This latest body kit puts in fenders that are now wider with a new diffuser in the rear and bumper in the front. All of these are then decorated with red highlights. New as well are the ultra-wide rims and the large wing.

Liberty Walk did not stop there as this upgrade package will come in two versions. The first is priced at $34,000, and will have the upgrades in fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP). The second is pricier at $42,380, and has the body parts in carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) plus the addition of a dry carbon wing.

While the design was indeed changed, nothing was done for those under the hood. It is still powered with the twin-turbo 3.8-liter engine with its output at 641 hp (650 PS) and top torque at 500 lb.-ft. (678 Nm). The power generated is channeled to its wheels through the dual-clutch seven-speed gearbox. This ensures maximum speed of 207 mph (333 km/h) with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in merely 3.0 seconds.

As a tuner, Liberty Walk has been celebrated for using high-end supercars and taking it to the next level in the most Japanese way there is. That is, wider fender flares with a commanding body kits and that aggressive stance. It is safe to say that the style the tuner uses brings to mind the GT-spec FIA racing machines with a hint of having street tuning culture. This is why the work it did on the 650S made this model similar to a GT3 racer running in the streets.

The 650S was first unveiled to the public by McLaren during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. Since then, the brand has released a total of six variants for the 650S. By the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, the brand presented the track version of the 650S that was also lightweight.

This was known as the 675LT with the LT standing for Long Tail. This version was powered with a variant of the twin-turbo gas-powered V8 engine having its output at 666 hp (675 PS) and top torque of 520 lb.-ft. (700 Nm).

All of this is thanks to the use of a bespoke camshaft and lightweight connecting rods. There is also an electric-controlled recirculation valve as well as a lightweight titanium exhaust. With this, top speed is at 205 mph (330 km/h) with acceleration from 0 to 62 mph (0 to 100 km/h) in 2.9 seconds, faster than the 650S by 0.1 second.

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