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Mystery McLaren 650S positioned between 12C and P1

The McLaren 650S has been revealed. Well, a very small portion of it anyway.

McLaren has confirmed the 2014 Geneva Motor Show will be used to debut its latest supercar. The British manufacturer made the announcement alongside a teaser image of the 650S.

So what do we know? Well the picture reveals a bit of carbon fibre and a nice blue paintjob, so really not a lot. Fortunately McLaren said the 650S will positioned between the ludicrously fast 12C and the otherworldly hybrid P1.

McLaren also said the 650S will be the ‘ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement’ and that it is ‘the result of 50 years of competing, and winning, at the highest levels of motorsport’. No pressure, then.

Unofficial reports suggest the 650S name refers to an output of 650PS (641bhp) generated by a modified version of its 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and that it will be based on the 12C with a few design tweaks. Two versions of the 650S are rumoured, one of which has a ‘carbon kit’.

At least a top speed of 204mph and 0 to 62mph in 3.2 seconds is, therefore, fair to assume given that is what the current 12C can do.

No word on a price. Considering the 12C costs £176,000 and the P1 an eye-watering £866,000, you will undoubtedly have to break open the piggybank.


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