A supercar should be beautiful inside and out.
Anyone would be scrambling for superlatives trying to describe the 2015 McLaren 650S. This British supercar is the new addition to McLaren’s growing portfolio as well as the brand’s 12C, which was launched to compete against Porsche, Lamborghini, and Ferrari.
The 650S is more expensive than 12C, but it is way more powerful, which makes your $280,225 all worth it. This new mid-engine, rear-drive supercar avoids the gas-guzzler tax as it comes with a 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined EPA fuel economy value.
It is clear that 650S is an evolution of the 12C in so many ways. The new McLaren has the same carbon diber monocoque chassis that 12C has. The 165 lbs low weight and extreme rigidity of the chassis allows the car to attain superb performances. It has a four-wheel independent suspension hanging from the chassis. This sheer power is harnessed and controlled with the help of the PZero Cores, carbon ceramic brakes, and state of the art traction control. The 650S has a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 that allows the supercar a 641 hp with a 500 lb-ft worth of torque in its rear wheels using a seven-speed dual clutch in its automatic gearbox.
Both its coupe and spider versions weigh 3,000 lbs. Each can attain 0 to 60 mph in just 2.9 seconds, 100 in 5.7 and 186 in 25.4. The fastest it can reach is 207 mph. The exhilarating speed of the car can easily tempt drivers to get to that three-digit speed.
The design is eye-catching, but not too loud and flamboyant. It has scissor doors that open up to have wide doorsills and focus the mass in the cabin. The fit and finish in the entire interior of the car is very comfortable and at the same time luxurious. The car is sexy, but it is also very drivable.