2014 McLaren 650S Previewed Ahead of 2014 Geneva Auto Show


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    2014 McLaren 650S. | February 18, 2014

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Just the Facts:
  • The latest McLaren supercar, the 2014 McLaren 650S, is being previewed ahead of a formal debut next month at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.
  • The McLaren 650S will arrive at dealerships in the spring.
  • It will be available as a fixed-roof coupe or as a spider with a retractable folding hardtop.

GENEVA — The latest McLaren supercar, the 2014 McLaren 650S, is being previewed ahead of a formal debut next month at the 2014 Geneva Auto Show.

The two-seat McLaren 650S will arrive at dealerships in the spring.

It will be available as a fixed-roof coupe or as a spider with a retractable folding hardtop.

Pricing has not been announced, but it is expected that the newest McLaren will cost around $300,000. It competes with such exotic cars as the Lamborghini Aventador and the Ferrari 458 Italia.

The 650S badge designation refers to the output of the car's twin-turbocharged V8 engine. That is, 650 PS as calculated using the German measurement for horsepower, which translates to 641 horsepower here.

"Performance figures will be confirmed ahead of the Geneva show, but will improve on the already rapid (McLaren) 12C, which continues on sale," said McLaren Automotive in a statement.

The British automaker took pains to emphasize that the 650S is "not a stripped-out road racer."

Amenities will include a satellite navigation system with Bluetooth, Sirius Satellite Radio, audio streaming and voice control as standard features.

Options include fixed-back carbon racing seats, an adjustable electric steering column, a rear parking camera and carbon-fiber treatment in the cabin.

Other details include an "airbrake" that deploys in the rear whenever the car senses more downforce is needed. A new design five-spoke lightweight forged 650S alloy wheel is unique to the vehicle.

"Everything we've learned from the (McLaren) 12C and the McLaren P1 has gone into the design and development of the McLaren 650S," said Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive CEO, in a statement.

The McLaren P1 is sold out, the company said.

Edmunds says: The McLaren lineup is expanding, a thrilling development for car shoppers who can handle the stratospheric prices.

Comments

  • coolb944 coolb944 Posts:

    Hmmm, this is a bit disappointing. It looks like it amounts to what would be a revised and improved MP4-12C with a front end inspired by the P1. Hopefully the improvement in performance over the 12C will be worth the extra cost, because that's what it looks like is really the biggest differentiation.

  • themandarin themandarin Posts:

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