McLaren 650S Spider
The most thrilling supercars are usually the most compromised: their suspension is rock solid, road noise invades the cockpit and creature comforts are removed to reduce weight. The new McLaren 650S breaks the mould: it is sensational to drive yet generously equipped and extraordinarily comfortable. It’s the world’s ultimate luxury sports car.
Like every McLaren road car, carbon fibre sits at the core of the 650S. Stiff, strong and incredibly light, the MonoCell provides a solid platform for optimum chassis dynamics, ultra-responsive steering and exceptional ride comfort. Three adaptive chassis modes specially tuned for the 650S exploit this duality: select Track and you’ll feel hardwired to the road surface; switch to Normal and you’ll be almost entirely isolated from it.
Positioned behind you for optimum weight distribution and thrilling dynamics, the acclaimed M838T engine combines 3.8 litres and twin-turbocharging technology to produce an astonishing 650PS at 7250rpm, while 95% of its 678Nm is spread from 3000-7000rpm. That means the 650S revs like a racing car but retains low-speed flexibility.
This remarkable engine sends its power to the 650S’s rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with near instantaneous gearshifts. Pull the rocker shift paddle at full throttle and a new ‘inertia push’ function harnesses the engine’s torque for a feeling of positive acceleration throughout the shift. Change gear at part throttle and a fuel-cut punctuates the transition, adding an audible crispness. Whereas the Automatic mode ensures silky smooth shifts whatever your speed.
(2014) McLaren 650S Spider (2dr 2 seat)
|Brakes||Front callipers, 6 piston
Rear callipers, 4-piston
|Entertainment & Communication||Bluetooth mobile phone prep
4-speaker audio system
Meridian IRIS Surround Sound System
|Exterior||Power adjustable door mirror's
Door mirror's, heated
Steering wheel with leather trim
Steering column, height/reach adjustable
Leather interior trim
Rear view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function
Steering wheel gear shift paddles
Climate control automatic
Rear view mirror with rain sensor
|Lighting||LED DRL's (daytime running lights)
LED rear tail lights
LED interior lighting
Open differential with Brake Steer
Carbon Fibre Monocell with aluminium front and rear structures
ESC Electronic Stability Control
ABS Anti-lock Braking System
Front seat passenger airbag deactivation switch
Airbags (4) , driver & front passenger
Park Aid, front & rear parking alert
|Engine Description||V8 petrol engine with dry sump lubrication, petrol direct injection, four-valve technology, DOHC cylinder head.|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||72|
|Recomended Fuel||98 RON|
|Valves Per Cylinder||4|
|Transmission Manufacturer||Graziano Oerlikon|
|Transmission Type||Seamless Shift dual clutch Gearbox (SSG)|
|Economy City||17.5 l/100km|
|Economy Combined||11.7 l/100km|
|Economy Highway||8.5 l/100km|
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