McLaren unveiling its third line of sports car at the 2014 Geneva International Motor Show. The new 650S (650 horse power, Sport) fits in between the existing MP4-12C and the upcoming, yet already sold-out P1 hybrid hypercar. McLaren says it will be shown in both coupe and Spider (convertible) form.

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Thankfully we have performance statistics and boy do they look serious! The engine is the same as the one used by both 12C and P1, and it’s the 3.8-litre V8 twin turbo. In this application it delivers a frothy 478kW and 678Nm of torque, coupled with a 7-speed SSG double clutch transmission. Power goes to the 20-inch rear wheels with Pirelli P Zero Corsa 305/30 R20 tyres.

McLaren 650S 3

For its sins, the 650S is capable of hurtling off from 0 – 100km/h in just 3 seconds flat, 0 – 100km/h in 8.4 seconds, 0 – 300km/h in 25.4 seconds and the quarter mile distance in 10.5 seconds at a terminal velocity of 224km/h. Top speed is pegged at 333km/h. Incredibly an average fuel consumption of just 11.7 litres per 100km is claimed, alongside C02 emissions of 275g/km!

McLaren 650S 3

We should see the new McLaren 650S show up in Mzansi during the course of the year, at a price that’s expected to hover around the R4 million mark.

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