Apr 05, 2014

McLaren 650S: The Supreme Successor of the MP4-12C

This is the McLaren 650S… It is not only lighter...

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This is the McLaren 650S… It is not only lighter and more aerodynamic that the old MP4-12C… it is a lot faster. By faster, I mean it now has an additional 25 horsepower (641 hp), and 58 lb-ft (500) of torque. It is also said to be more ‘comfortable,’ which means it could be one of the first classy women, built for both speed and comfort.

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McLaren says they have listened to customer and media critique, and have come back with the ultimate all-engine supercar. I say, ‘all-engine,’ as the 650S does have one small flaw. It has no electric motor to substitute for the turbo lag coming from its twin turbo 3.8-liter V8. This is a flaw that the P1 hybrid does not share with the 650S. However, we will forgive them, as the price is also several hundred thousand less.

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We wondered what it would be like to drive this new breed of MP4-12C, and Chris Harris of /Drive was more than happy to show us:

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