McLaren Automotive reveals 650S's performance figures

As Geneva Motor Show opens doors today
Mar 4, 2014 Philippine Car News - McLaren Automotive spills 650S’s performance figures

McLaren Automotive has officially revealed the performance figures of the 650S as the car makes its public debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week.

As we've mentioned before, the 650S is powered by a twin-turbo V8 engine that puts out 641hp and 678Nm of torque through a seven-speed semi-automatic transmission. This combination supposedly allows the latest addition to the McLaren range to accelerate to 100kph "in just three seconds," with 200kph reached in 8.4 seconds and the quarter-mile distance covered in 10.5 seconds, before the car reaches its top speed of 333kph.

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According to McLaren, this makes the 650S "a full second quicker than the iconic F1 road car to 200kph," and half a second quicker than the 12C over the same performance yardstick.

"Driving excitement is at the absolute heart of the 650S," said McLaren Automotive chief executive Mike Flewitt. "Of course, the performance figures are important, and they help boost excitement. But they're only part of the story. This is a car that's as much about feel as it is about measurement."

The McLaren 650S coupe and drop-top Spider variant are making their debut at the show.

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