McLaren Automotive introduced the McLaren 650S in February of 2014, formally unveiling it at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It shares the MP4-12C's carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer chassis, and is powered by the same McLaren M838T 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8. It makes 641 horsepower and 500 pound feet of torque. Power gets to the pavement through a seven-speed, near instantaneous-shift, dual-clutch gearbox. Cementing its bona fides in the Supercar club, the 650S claims a top speed of 207 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds.
The convertible 650S Spider weighs 88 pounds more than the coupe at 3,239 pounds, but it offers nearly identical heart-pounding performance. It can accelerate from 0 to 60 in three seconds and has a top speed of 204 miles per hour.
McLaren also developed a race-ready version of the 650S featuring a new 6-speed sequential racing transmission, vented disc brakes with six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units in back, a wider track, and revised suspension geometry. It is distinguished from the road car by larger air intakes and a front splitter, carbon fiber air intakes and anew rear wing. The 650S achieved its biggest success when it won the 2016 Liqui Moly Bathurst 12 Hour race in Australia, setting a new lap record with a time of 2:01.567 in February of this year.
|A NEW YEAR AND A NEW LOOK FOR McLAREN 12C AND 650S WITH NEW 'MSO DEFINED' OPTIONS|
|◾McLaren expands the range of aftermarket personalisation options for owners of the 12C, 650S and 675LT
◾Available for all Qualified pre-owned McLaren Super Series models
◾Range now includes a wide selection carbon fibre accessories produced by McLaren Special Operations under its MSO Defined portfolio
Current and future McLaren Super Series owners can now refresh the design of their cars through a range of dramatic McLaren Special Operations (MSO) Defined accessories. Offered and installed...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN 650S GT3 TO START MOTUL SEPANG 12 HOURS FROM THE FRONT ROW|
|Factory Driver Alvaro Parente secured P2 on the grid for customer team K-PAX Racing ahead of this weekend's Motul Sepang 12 Hours, continuing his strong season with the US-based team. After progressing through the qualifying sessions to the Top 15 shootout, the Portuguese driver set a blistering laptime of 2m 02.764s driving its #9 McLaren 650S GT3 – just 0.130s off pole.
Parente's best lap in the session driving the 650S GT3 – which he has claimed six race wins this season, helping secure th...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN 650S GT3 CLAIMS DOUBLE AUSTRALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP AT HIGHLANDS PARK|
|Continuing the rich vein of form, the McLaren 650S GT3 has won a further brace of championship titles in one weekend. Customer teams Darrell Lea and Tekno Autosports claimed the CAMS Australian GT Championship and the Australian Endurance Championship respectively, marking the ninth and tenth titles won by McLaren to date during the 2016 GT season.
The season-ending race weekend for the two series took place at Highlands Motorsport Park in New Zealand. The Australian GT Championship double-he...[Read more...]|
|STRAKKA RACING TO FIELD McLAREN GT 650S GT3 IN FOUR-CAR ASSAULT ON BLANCPAIN GT SERIES|
|Minimum four-car Blancpain entry signals start of exciting and prestigious partnership between McLaren GT and Strakka Racing
Established British sportscar team Strakka Racing has forged a substantial long-term partnership with McLaren GT, the GT race car division of McLaren Group to be its latest customer race team. The Silverstone-based squad will expand to field a minimum four-car assault under the Strakka Racing banner to defend the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in which Mc...[Read more...]|
|McLAREN 650S GT3 SECURES TRIPLE HONOURS DURING DRAMATIC PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE TITLE DECIDER AT LAGUNA SECA|
|In his debut season racing in North America, McLaren Factory Driver Alvaro Parente has claimed the 2016 Pirelli World Challenge Driver Championship with the 650S GT3 in a dramatic season finale at Laguna Seca. Crossing the line second, Parente secured the title as McLaren took the Manufacturer Championship and customer team K-PAX Racing won the GT Teams Championship. A post-race penalty for the race winner then saw Parente inherit the overall race win – his sixth of the season.
Parente arrive...[Read more...]|
|All-New Seat Ibiza To Make Its World Debut At 2017 Geneva Motor Show|
|◾All-New SEAT Ibiza will make its world debut at Geneva Motor Show 2017
◾The fifth-generation of SEAT's historic best-seller kick starts a very special year for SEAT. Sales already up by 16.5% in January
◾Sharing stage limelight is New Leon CUPRA 300, plus, its endurance racing brother, CUPRA Evo 17 with 350PS
◾Instead of traditional Press conference, SEAT will be hosting media using a more accessible Press Talk format
Martorell, 28/02/17 - The Geneva Motor Show is always a great o...[Read more...]|
|2016 FACTORY DRIVER PLANS CONFIRMED AS McLAREN 650S GT3 HEADS TO THE GENEVA MOTOR SHOW|
|◾Côme Ledogar, 24, confirmed as new Factory Driver for 2016
◾Driver Academy further strengthened with the addition of Colin Thompson, 21
◾Factory Driver line-up to compete in the UK, mainland Europe and North America
◾650S GT3 to star at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show among new models from McLaren following debut competitive season, scoring victories in Asia, Australia, Europe and North America
Following the most successful season for McLaren GT, with the 650S GT3 winning on each of the four c...[Read more...]|
|HONDA NSX SUPERCAR MAKES EUROPEAN DEBUT|
|◾All-new model delivers a ground-breaking 'New Sports eXperience'
◾Designed from a clean-sheet with an 'Interwoven Dynamic' exterior design and uncompromising focus on driver control, visibility and packaging inside
◾New all-wheel drive hybrid powertrain is the most technologically-advanced in the supercar segment
◾Innovative multi-material space frame delivers high rigidity and light weight
◾Sophisticated dynamic set up allied to advanced technologies deliver unmatched handling, stability a...[Read more...]|
|Maserati Ghibli On Stage In Los Angeles At The Start Of The 'Opposite Of Ordinary' Era|
|North American Debut for the Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition Concept
Los Angeles - Maserati celebrates the North American roll out of the all-new Ghibli at the Los Angeles International Auto Show, following the highly successful worldwide launch of the Quattroporte in January. Also making its North American debut is the exclusive Quattroporte Ermenegildo Zegna Limited Edition concept featuring an unique color scheme, special mirror polished rims on tone and an elegant in...[Read more...]|
|SUPERIOR DESIGN AND PERFORMANCE: BREMBO PRESENTS THE NEW 'EXTREMA' CALIPER|
|Well known as a benchmark setter in the field of brake systems, Brembo has always been synonymous with performance and innovation: concepts perfectly reflected in the new brake system designed for the supercar 'Made in Maranello', the successor to the Ferrari Enzo, unveiled today at the Geneva Motor Show.
In developing the new 'Extrema' caliper, Brembo affirms its DNA as an experimenter and researcher of solutions that continue to raise the already high standards of the company's products.