Geneva: McLaren 650S specs – Faster than Legendary F1 road car

mclaren 650s

2014 Geneva Auto Show is just around the corner (our coverage starts next week).  McLaren is not waiting and has released the specs on  the new addition to company’s line-up – the McLaren 650S.  The “650” in the name stands for the engine output of 650 PS (or 640.9 bhp).  The motor is a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 and it’s backed up by a 7-speed SSG transmission.

mclaren 650s interior seats light weight geneva

It’s low curb weight of 2,932 lbs help the 650S achieve very impressive acceleration figures: 0-62 mph in 3.0 sec, 0-124 mph in 8.4 sec, 0-186 mph in 25.4 sec.  It is a “10 second car” as quarter mile disappears in 10.5 seconds at 139 mph.   Braking is similarly good: 62-0 mph in 100 feet flat.  Top speed is 207 mph.  Turns out that the 650S is quicker to 124 mph and through the quarter mile than the legendary McLaren F1 road car from the 1990s.

In case you are wondering the current McLaren 12C is still around.  Its production continues.

Here is an older TFLcar video from the Geneva Auto Show: