Here’s what you need to know. The 650S is not the long-rumoured ‘baby McLaren’, the car codenamed ‘P13′ set to do battle with the Porsche 911, but rather an upgraded 12C that’ll sit above that car – but of course below the epic P1 – in McLaren’s range.
Confused? Let’s try to explain. The McLaren 650S is a more powerful, harder version of the 12C, described by McLaren as ‘its fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful series-production supercar yet’.
It uses an updated version of the 12C’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, with power boosted from 616bhp to 641bhp (that’s 650 metric horsepower, hence the name). Torque is up by around 10 per cent.
Do you want performance figures? How about 0-62mph in 3.0 seconds and a top speed of 207mph? Small improvements on the 12C’s stats (3.1 seconds and 204mph) they may be, but small improvements that keep the 650S just ahead of the Ferrari 458 Italia.
You’ll notice the new front end, which obviously draws heavily on the P1. The lights are now LED affairs, while there are larger air intakes both in the nose and in front of the rear wheels, which not only aid cooling but also contribute to the 650S’s improved aero.
Our McLaren 650s Coupe Is available from locations such as London, Luton, Essex, Kensington and Chelsea
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