I think somebody owes me 5 dollars. McLaren has dropped the official details on its upcoming 650S reveal at Geneva, and just as I predicted, it is essentially a hotted up version of the McLaren 12C not the upcoming P15. Just as expected, that 650 in the name stands for the amount of power produced by the engine. Since McLaren is a UK company, they have the power rating of the new 650S rated in Pferdest rke (PS) so the actual U.S. horsepower rating is 641.
The new car features a pretty solid collection of visual upgrades and aerodynamic changes that increase downforce and handling at speed. This isn’t a pure power bump either, as the 650S is designed with several bespoke parts and pieces.
McLaren has kept tight-lipped about the actual performance statistics of the new car, but if it’s siblings are anything to go on, the 650S will best any of its Italian competition with relative ease.
Update 2/17/2014: McLaren has released a ton of information about the 650S, and you can see it all after the jump.
Continue to get all the details on the new McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider.
McLaren 650S originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 18 February 2014 09:30 EST.
The guys over at Road And Track always seem to have their hands full of the biggest and best sports cars currently on the market, and their latest tests brings out the best of Italy, Britain, and the US of A. These guys hit Spring Mountain’s Radical Loop with the Ferrari 458 Italia, the McLaren MP4-12C, and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1.
The least powerful model of the group is the 458 Italia, which is powered by a 4.5 liter V8 engine that delivers a total of 570 HP. Then comes the MP4-12C, which is powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine producing a total of 616 HP (for the 2013 model year. Finally, there is the top notch Corvette, the ZR1, which is the most powerful with a 6.2-liter LS9 aluminum block V8 engine that delivers a total of 638 HP.
So, which of the three models made the best impression during the test drive? Watch the video and find out!
gallery: 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
gallery: 2011 – 2013 McLaren MP4-12C
gallery: 2011 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Video: Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 vs Ferrari 458 Italia vs McLaren MP4-12C originally appeared on topspeed.com on Sunday, 2 September 2012 18:00 EST.
After many months of traveler shots, including a very special intro, McLaren Automotive has at long last unveiled often the MP4-12C Spider and even boy, was it worth the procrastinate!Featuring every one of the updates not too long ago found on the updated MP4-12C coupe, this Spider intentions to take the fight to the Rolls royce 458 Italia Spyder coupled with help reinvigorate lifestyles into the high-performance performance car market.Unsurprisingly, the MP4-12C Crawl is essentially exactly like its coupe sibling, meaning that itâs also manufactured good utilise out of the modern carbon fiber monocoque, showing the weighing scales at just One hundred sixty five lbs. Lumber is often added extra pounds of the digital systems needed to open and close a new hardtop, the Get has only accomplished 40kg/88 lbs on top of the coupe, this means no adjusts to the monocoque was needed.The recent MP4-12C Spider has with the same engine as the latest version of the MP4-12C Coupe: a 616 Horsepower 3.8-liter V8 dual turbo core combined with the latest 7 Full speed SSG dual-clutch transmission. The exact Spider release will short from 7 to 59 mph within just 3.4 seconds and can hit a number one speed among 204 mph (Four mph underneath the vehicle).One of the most ingenious features of the revolutionary 12C Spider is simply its unique RHT (Retractable Hard Topmost) folding covering system that can be operated during your the walk at speed up to 19 mph.