The new 2018 McLaren 650s super car is here and it was presented to the public at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. This super-car manufactured and designed by McLaren Automotive. It was announced like a new model which is based on McLaren MP4-12C (an existing model) but it have 25% newly designed and constructed parts. The McLaren 650s is also sharing the MP4-12C’s Carbon fiber reinforced polymer chassis. The power train is also the same (used from the MP4-12C ) but it is developing greater horsepower numbers and torque.
2018 McLaren 650s sits on a single-piece mono-cell chassis made from carbon fiber which weights 165 lb (75 kg). Brake discs are made out of carbon ceramic and six-piston calipers are on the frond and four-piston’s are on the rear brakes. The wheels are a 10-spoke design and they are 20-inch on the rear and 19-inch on the front. This McLaren 650s looks that it was just face-lifted 12C, but they did a lot more than that. The styling is revised to resemble the P1 hybrid.
The McLaren 650s for 2018 model year will come with some handy features like backup camera, parking sensors and electric seats. The whole interior of the 2018 650s is upholstered in Alcantara mixed with carbon fiber and it feels light but it also feels comfortable and it’s quiet and also well equipped. Even the door panels are carbon fiber partially coated in Alcantara. There are also off course nicely designed sport seats to keep you in place. Dashboard is carbon fiber too, at the center is the touchscreen with navigation as well.
2018 McLaren 650s Engine
In the heart of the beast is a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 and it can put out astonishing 641 horsepower. Also this monster engine is mated with seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. This super-car accelerates from 0 to 60 in incredible less than 3 seconds. But if you want something more powerful there is a 675LT with 666 horsepower and 0-60 in 2.9 seconds. The Spider version is available too. This engine is mid-mounted and the transmission is transferring the power on the road trough the rear wheels.
2018 McLaren 650s Price
2018 McLaren 650S is addig features but it certainly holds the price, with the price range from $267,900 to $282,625 you can add a ton of features. It is ranked third in the exotic sports cars segment. Major competitors are: Ferrari 488GTB, Ferrari 458, Lamborghini Huracan, Porsche 911 GT3 / GT3 RS, Ferrari F12berlinetta, Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S and Ferrari FF.
2018 McLaren 650S Release Date
New model is expected to hit the market at the end of 2017.