We reported in detail when the new McLaren 650S Spider was unveiled at the ongoing Geneva Motor Show 2014.
The McLaren 650S Spider is a topless high performance sports car that boasts of the same performance, handling and driver enjoyment, as the coupe model. McLaren 650S Spider has a two-piece retractable hard top and comes in a Tarocco Orange, a new colour option, developed with technology partner AkzoNobel.
Mechanically, the McLaren 650S Spider is same as the 650S Coupé and is powered by the same M838T twin turbo V8 engine, that has a max power of 650PS (641 bhp) and 678 Nm (500 lb ft). All this translated into a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of 3.0 seconds, identical to the Coupé, and 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in 8.6 seconds, only 0.2 seconds more than the Coupe sibling. Maximum speed is 329 km/h mph (204 mph). Fuel consumption and emissions remain the same for the 650S Spider, returning 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle and 275 g/km.
The carbon fibre MonoCell chassis of the McLaren 650S requires no additional strengthening or reinforcing in open-top version. The 650S Spider tips the scale at 1,370 kgs, just 40 kgs more than the Coupé. This additional weight is due to Retractable Hard Top and roof mechanism.
The two-piece Retractable Hard Top can be raised /lower in just 17 seconds, and can be activated at any speed upto 30kmph (19mph). McLaren 650S Images- CLICK ON THUMBNAIL FOR HIGH RESOLUTION VERSION