FIRST LOOK: The New McLaren 650 S

FIRST LOOK: The New McLaren 650 S

In keeping with its impeccable performance and quality, McLaren launched its newest edition at the New York Auto Show. Available to the US and Canadian markets, the McLaren 650S come equipped with the highest level of luxury specification, optimised aerodynamics, enhanced handling, high-speed balance and steering turn-in result from improved levels of downforce.

Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive, explains the passionate nature behind the newest model: “Driving excitement is at the absolute heart of the McLaren 650S. Of course, the performance figures are important, and they help boost excitement, but they are only part of the story. This is a car that’s about feel as well as measurement.”

Equipped with carbon ceramic breaks sitting gracefully behind ‘650’ lightweight alloy wheels, shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres means that the McLaren 650S will ensure a smoother and safer ride than ever before. Near-identical to its predecessor, the 650S retains the 12C impressive façade, yet combines the P1-inspired headlight details while combining the latest in innovative technology. The 650S boasts a twin-turbocharged V8 accelerating from 0 to 60 in a mere 2.9 seconds. The 650S Coupe starts at $265 500 and the 650S Spider starts at $280 225.

Flewitt comments: “The McLaren 650S represents 50 years of road and racing car know-how. Everything we’ve learnt from the 12C and The McLaren P1 has gone into this car, creating a car with the widest breath of capabilities of any production super car. It’s also a new benchmark in pure driving excitement.

Author: Justine Olivier

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