McLaren Automotive has released its first image of the fastest, most engaging, best equipped and most beautiful series-production supercar McLaren 650S Coupe. And world premier at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show on 4th, March 2014. Performance figures will be confirmed ahead of the Geneva Show but will improve on the already rapid 12C which continues on sale.
Available as a fixed-head coupe or as a Spider with a retractable folding hard top., the McLaren 650S promises to redefine the high performance supercar segment, and has been designed and developed to provide the ultimate in driver engagement on the road and on the race track.
The 650S badge designation refers to the power output – 650PS (641 bhp) – of the unique British-built McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine. ‘S’ stands for ‘Sport’, underlining the focus and developments made to handling, transmission, drivability and engagement.
The design is inspired by the McLaren P1™, previewing a new family design language. The front bumper gives the McLaren 650S a dramatic, yet clean appearance and sits below new LED headlamps which reflect a similar look to the McLaren P1™. The more integrated front splitter contributes to increased levels of downforce, giving a greater level of steering feeling and confidence to the driver on turn-in, while also adding to the agility and the car’s handling balance. Unique door blades behind the front wheels direct air from the trailing edges of the front splitter, further benefiting front-end grip and vehicle balance.