McLaren has finally revealed the 650S’ price, fuel economy figures and its 0-62mph time.
The 650S was going to be quick, but only now can we reveal just how mind-bendingly fast McLaren’s latest supercar really is. We also know how much money you will need to part with for the privilege of owning one and how efficient it is, in case you were curious.
The McLaren 650S is able to hit 0 to 62mph in a mere three seconds, which is nearly as fast as the four-wheel drive Nissan GT-R and one-tenth of a second faster than the 12C. 0 to 124mph takes a mere 8.3 seconds (half a second faster than the 12C), while a standing quarter of a mile takes 10.5 seconds ─ 0.6 seconds faster than the McLaren F1. The top speed is 207mph.
Even though the 650S is, therefore, belittled only by the bonkers P1 in the McLaren range, it somehow manages to remain relatively frugal like its 12C predecessor. Drive like a bore and you can expect 24.2mpg and 275g/km of CO2 emissions, making it more eco-friendly than some family saloons.
Under the lengthy bonnet of the 650S lies a twin-turbo V8 capable of churning out 650PS (hence the name) or 641bhp if you prefer. Torque is 678Nm (500lb/ft) at 6,000rpm.
“Driving excitement is at the absolute heart of the McLaren 650S,” McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt commented. “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.”
Prices for the McLaren 650S Coupe and 650S Spider start from £195,250 and £215,250, respectively. The McLaren 12C will remain on sale.
Expect a public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March.