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McLaren 650S Spider

The McLaren 650S Spider is a thorough re-design of the now discontinued 12C. While the two share a chassis and engine about a quarter of the car has been changed. Most obvious is the new P1 inspired nose that gives it a more distinctive and modern style. The clever folding hardtop roof remains and drops away in only 15 seconds.

The updated twin-turbocharged V8 engine is paired with an even faster version of the dual clutch automatic gearbox and between them they provide breathtaking performance. It is noticeably faster than the car it replaces which puts it up there with the very fastest cars on our roads.

Ride quality remains surprisingly good thanks to the interlinked hydraulic suspension which removes the need for anti-roll bars. It also ensures flat cornering and huge levels of grip. Handling is neutral and delicate in a way that makes the McLaren a real pleasure to drive. It still has to compete with the 458 – one of the finest Ferraris for decades, but in many ways the 650S is the better car.

The interior is a sea of the lightweight mock-suede commonly known as Alcantara. It is beautifully finished with contrasting stitching, carbon fibre details and modern LCD displays.

McLaren 650S Spider Details

Production dates2014-current
Length 4512 mm / 178 in
Width inc. mirrors 2093 mm / 82 in
Height 1203 mm / 47 in
Wheelbase 2670 mm / 105 in
Luggage capacity 144 litres / 5.09 cu ft
Fuel tank capacity 72 litres / 19 US gal
Warranty years or miles

McLaren 650S Spider Specifications

Fuel type Unleaded Petrol
Engine type V8
Engine capacity 3799 cc
Power 641@7250 bhp
Power 650@7250 ps
Torque 678@6000 nm
Transmission type 7 spd SSG
Kerb weight 1370 kg / 3020 lb
UK retail price from £215,250
US retail price from $280,225

McLaren 650S Spider Performance

Max speed (auto) 204 mph / 328 kph
0-60mph (auto) - seconds
0-100kmph (auto) 3.0 seconds

McLaren 650S Spider Economy and Emissions

EU combined MPG (auto) 24.2 mpg
CO2 emissions (auto) 275 g/km

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