We reported in detail when a McLaren 650s image was leaked on the cyber space yesterday. CLICK HERE to read our earlier report. Now, the new 650S has been revealed thru a set of images, ahead of its public debut at Geneva Motor Show 2014.
The McLaren 650S joins the range as an additional model alongside the 12C and sold-out McLaren P1, and the new model carries the front fascia of the P1, while the rear end comes from the 12C. As per the manufacturer, the upcoming model has been designed and developed to offer the “enthusiast driver the ultimate in luxury, engagement and excitement, as well as dramatic yet beautiful styling”. McLaren goes on to say that the experience it has gained in 50 years of competing, and winning, at the highest levels of motorsport has been put to use for the development of the new McLaren 650
The 650S badge designation refers to the power output – 650PS (641 bhp) – from the British-built McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine. ‘S’ stands for ‘Sport’.
‘As always with McLaren, the new design is there for good engineering reasons,‘ says McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt. ‘The newly designed front bumper improves downforce and steering turn-in. The high speed handling balance is now even better. The LED lights use less power and last longer.‘
‘McLaren is a fast moving company, continually striving for improvements and technical advantages. We are always seeking to innovate, to be the class leaders, to bring new technologies and thinking to market. That’s our Formula 1 heritage shining through,’ explains Mike Flewitt. ‘Everything we’ve learnt from the 12C and the McLaren P1™ has gone into the design and development of the McLaren 650S.
The global reveal of the McLaren 650S Coupé and Spider will take place on Stand 1240, Hall 1 at 12.00CET (11.00GMT) on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show 2014.’