- New McLaren 650S Coupé and Spider now available in North America
- US pricing for 650S Coupé starts at USD $265,500 and USD $280,225 for the 650S Spider
- Canadian pricing for 650S Coupé and Spider is CAD $287,000 and CAD $305,500 respectively
- McLaren 650S to make US debut during the 2014 New York Auto Show
Following the global debut at the Geneva Auto Show, the McLaren 650S Coupé and 650S Spider are now on sale in the US and Canada across all 15 retail locations (13 in the US, two in Canada). Of these 15, McLaren Atlanta, McLaren Scottsdale, McLaren Washington DC and McLaren Vancouver were opened in the past six months and reflect the tremendous growth and success of McLaren in North America.
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 as part of the global debut at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show.
In the US, pricing for the 2015 McLaren 650S Coupé starts at USD $265,500 and USD $280,225 for the 650S Spider in the US, while in Canada, pricing is CAD $287,000 and CAD $305,500 respectively.
The latest addition to the McLaren range accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and can reach 100 mph in just 5.7 seconds. The standing quarter mile takes 10.5 seconds, and top speed is 207 mph in Coupé form. This performance puts the latest model from McLaren 0.6 sec faster over the standing quarter mile than the iconic McLaren F1 road car, and a full second quicker to 124 mph, underlining its performance focus.
Optimized 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. Standard equipment includes carbon ceramic brakes that sit behind unique ‘650’ lightweight alloy wheels and shod with Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres. Inside amenities provide a fully-trimmed cabin in lightweight Alcantara, IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth connectivity, SIRIUS satellite radio in North America, wireless tethering, audio streaming and voice control all fitted as standard. 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 fiber throughout the interior.
‘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.’
The McLaren 650S will make its US debut at an offsite location during the New York International Auto Show next month. Invited media will be the first to see the McLaren 650S on April 16-17 at a to-be-announced venue adjacent to Jacob Javitz Center.
TECHNICAL AND PERFORMANCE DATA
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION – McLaren 650S COUPÉ
|Drivetrain Layout||Longitudinal Mid-Engine, RWD||Track, F/R (mm)||1,656 / 1,583|
|Engine Configuration||3.8L V8 Twin Turbo / 3,799cc||Length (mm)||4,512|
HP / rpm
|641 @ 7250||Width (mm)||2,093|
|Torque / rpm||500 lb-ft @ 6000||Height (mm)||1,199|
|Transmission||7-Speed SSG||Dry Weight, lbs (Coupé/Spider)||2,932 / 3,020|
|Body Structure||Carbon Fiber MonoCell with
Aluminium Front and Rear Frames
|Active Aerodynamics||McLaren Airbrake|
|Wheelbase (mm)||2,670||Suspension||ProActive Chassis Control|
|Brakes||Carbon Ceramic Discs with Forged Aluminium Hubs (F 394mm/R 380mm)||ProActive Chassis Control modes||Normal / Sport / Track|
|Tyres (F/R)||Pirelli P Zero Corsa 235/35 R19 /
Pirelli P Zero Corsa 305/30 R20
|Powertrain Modes||Winter / Normal / Sport / Track|
|Wheel Sizes (F/R)||19” x 8.5”J / 20” x 11” J|
|Speed||Maximum speed||207 mph|
|Acceleration||0-60 mph||2.9 seconds|
|0-186 mph||25.4 seconds|
|¼ mile||10.5 @ 139 mph|
|Braking||62-0 mph||100 ft|
|124-0 mph||404 ft|
|186-0 mph||889 ft|
All figures apply to a US-specification 2015 McLaren 650S Coupé
About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey.
Following the company’s global launch in 2010, McLaren Automotive launched the groundbreaking 12C and 12C Spider and, in keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, recently unveiled the McLaren P1™. The brand continues to expand, operating through a dedicated global network of retailers in every major automotive market.
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To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative and highly acclaimed sports cars, McLaren Automotive has partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include Akebono, AkzoNobel, ExxonMobil, Pirelli, SAP and TAG Heuer.
Designed for the track; Developed for the road
The connection between Formula 1 and road cars at McLaren is a natural process of experience, knowledge, principles and process transfer. Through the integration of 50 years of Formula 1 racing expertise and knowledge, and 20 years of heritage in producing landmark sports cars, McLaren Automotive designs, develops and builds the technologically advanced, groundbreaking and no compromise 12C, 12C Spider and McLaren P1™.
McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production over the past 30 years, and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.
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