McLaren has released the first photos of the McLaren 650S Coupe ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks.
McLaren has released the first photos of the McLaren 650S Coupe ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in a few weeks. According to McLaren the 650S was inspired by the sold-out McLaren P1, but its its aerodynamic performance is on par with the 12C.
As its name suggest, the 650S badge refers to the power output of its 3.8L V8 – 650 PS (641 horsepower). “S” stands for “Sport” underlining the focus and developments made to handling, transmission, drivability and engagement. McLaren has released the performance specs, but the 650S will be faster than the 12C. The 650S also boasts the same drag coefficient figure as the 12C, but at 150 mph downforce levels have increased by 24 percent.
“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 says that the 650S will be available as both a coupe and a spider when it arrives this spring. We will have to wait until March 4 to see the spider version of the 650S, which will debut alongside the coupe at the Geneva Motor Show.