It’s all heating up prior to the Geneva Motor Show with McLaren yesterday unveiling their new 650S. Despite no official figures being released as yet, the 650S will sit between the 12C and P1 in terms of performance and sources its name from the car’s power output of 650PS (641BHP) – the ‘S’ standing for sport. Building on the foundations in the 12C we are expected to see modifications to the existing even-speed dual clutch gearbox, suspension, steering, brakes and aerodynamics all aimed at providing the car with a more aggressive nature and added race track ability.
The McLaren 650S also builds on experience from the track as well as groundbreaking technologies fitted to other McLaren models. Active aerodynamics, which feature on both the 12C and McLaren P1, have been further developed and honed to ensure the ultimate performance and ability for the McLaren 650S. The McLaren Airbrake, originally fitted to the 12C and 12C Spider and designed to offer optimised levels of downforce on the rear of the car, now operates with a greater level of functionality providing increased stability.
Official figures and pricing are set for release on March 4 in Geneva.
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