McLaren Automotive releases first images and information of the 650S Coupé ahead of Geneva reveal. Officially. And in high resolution.
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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s leaked images,, McLaren has officially released information – and some better resolution images – of the 650S Coupé ahead of its global reveal on Tuesday, 4th March 2014 at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show. And here are some of the official facts.
– Designed and developed to give the enthusiast driver the ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement
– The McLaren 650S will offer the widest breadth of capabilities of any supercar
– Coupé and Spider, with electrically retractable hardtop, to be available from Spring 2014 launch
– Joins McLaren’s range of supercars above 12C, which continues on sale
– Uniquely enhanced active aerodynamics and ProActive Chassis Control systems optimise the capabilities and usability
The 650S name refers to the power output from the McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine – 650PS (641bhp) – and the ‘S’ stands for ‘Sport’ “underlining the focus and developments made to handling, transmission, drivability and engagement.” Obvious design features have been inspired by the P1 and McLaren claims downforce levels have been increased by 24 percent at 150mph.
“As always with McLaren, the new design is there for good engineering reasons”, says McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt. “The newly designed front bumper improves downforce and steering turn-in. The high speed handling balance is now even better. The LED lights use less power and last longer. McLaren is a fast moving company, continually striving for improvements and technical advantages. We are always seeking to innovate, to be the class leaders, to bring new technologies and thinking to market. That’s our Formula 1 heritage shining through. Everything we’ve learnt from the 12C and the McLaren P1 has gone into the design and development of the McLaren 650S.”
|Engine:||V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc|
|Power:||650hp @ 7250rpm|
|Torque:||500lb ft @ 6000rpm|
|Transmission:||Seven-speed SSG transmission|
|Suspension:||ProActive Chassis Control|
|Brakes:||Carbon ceramic discs with forged aluminium alloy bells / 394mm (front) / 380mm (rear)|
|Wheels:||19” x 8.5”J (front) / 20” x 11” J (rear)|
|Tyres:||235/35 R19 (front) / 305/30 R20 (rear) / Pirelli P Zero Corsa|
|0-100kph:||3 sec (claimed)|