Only 3 Seconds To 62 MPH In The McLaren 650S

Feb 28 2014, 10:46pm CST | by

Only 3 Seconds To 62 MPH In The McLaren 650S
Photo Credit: Forbes Business

McLaren Automotive has released performance figures for its new 650S sports car ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show.

As expected, the McLaren 650S is slightly faster than the 12C on which it is based, accelerating from 0 to 62 miles per hour in 3.0 seconds. That’s a slim margin, at only 0.1 seconds faster than the 12C. Coincidentally, the 650S also beats the Ferrari F12 and Porsche 911 Turbo by the same amount.

But in a sprint to 124 miles per hour, the 650S is 0.4 seconds quicker than the 12C, thanks to its additional 24 horsepower when compared with the 12C. The 650S takes a scant 8.4 seconds to hit that impressive speed. Nearly half a second is a significant margin in the world of super cars.

Braking distances, projected fuel economy and top speed are identical between the McLaren 650S and 12C. Both top out an amazing 207 miles per hour, yet also achieve 24.2 miles per gallon in the European fuel-economy test cycle.

As fast as it is, the new McLaren 650S still doesn’t come close to the performance of the otherworldly McLaren P1, a million-dollar plug-in hybrid electric super car that was announced last year. (Read more about it here.) The P1 rockets to 124 miles per hour in 6.8 seconds. A few decades ago, most super cars took that long to reach 62 miles per hour.

The 650S also can’t touch the P1 in terms of efficiency, which isn’t surprising given that the P1 has a plug-in electric hybrid powertrain that allows it to achieve an impressive 34 miles per gallon in the European test cycle.

The McLaren 650S is similar to the 12C, but has aerodynamic, chassis and performance enhancements. It will be available in Europe staring in late March as a coupe and a convertible. Read more about the 650S here.

Though U.S. pricing has not yet been announced, British automotive publications have listed the starting price for the McLaren 650S Coupe at 195,000 pounds, and the 650S Spider at 215,000 pounds. That’s $326,605.50 and $360,103.50 at current exchange rates.

See photos of the 2015 McLaren 650S:

In Pictures: 2015 McLaren 650S Ready For Takeoff

For more on McLaren:

Read more about the 650S here. Read about the P1’s Geneva debut here and the 12C’s first outing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed here.

For more on other sports cars:

Read about the 2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S here and the 2014 Jaguar F-Type here. And check out Toyota’s stunning FT-1 Sports Car Concept here.

Follow me on Twitter: @matthewdepaula

Source: Forbes Business

 
 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/30" rel="author">Forbes</a>
Forbes is among the most trusted resources for the world's business and investment leaders, providing them the uncompromising commentary, concise analysis, relevant tools and real-time reporting they need to succeed at work, profit from investing and have fun with the rewards of winning.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Ebola cases jumps to over 13,700: WHO
Geneva, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Wednesday that 13,703 people have been infected with the Ebola virus since the epidemic began in March.
 
 
Obama praises health workers fighting Ebola as 'heroes'
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday paid honour to healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, calling them "heroes" deserving to be applauded rather than discouraged.
 
 
Cyprus, Greece, Egypt to forge tripartite cooperation
Nicosia, Oct 30 (IANS) Cyprus, Greece and Egypt Wednesday moved closer to forging a common strategy on energy, security and regional issues.
 
 
North Korea plans to quarantine foreigners entering country
Pyongyang, Oct 30 (IANS) North Korea has plannned to quarantine all foreigners that enter the country to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus, the State Emergency Anti-epidemic Committee said Wednesday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

Storm forces evacuation of 1,000 people in Argentina
Buenos Aires, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) The Argentine government Wednesday activated an emergency plan to help those affected by the powerful storm that struck 17 municipalities in Buenos Aires province over the past 24 hours...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Melissa Rivers wants answers not money
Melissa Rivers wants answers about Joan Rivers' death. The TV producer, who is preparing to file a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against the Yorkville Endoscopy Clinic in New York City, where her mother...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Robert Pattinson is moving back to London
Robert Pattinson is reportedly moving back to London to be with FKA twigs. The 'Rover' actor - who previously admitted he considers Los Angeles his home - is planning to relocate to his native England soon, as he is...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Emma Watson was 'very nervous' before her feminism speech
Emma Watson was ''very nervous'' before speaking at the United Nations (UN) headquarters. The 24-year-old actress, who gave a speech about gender inequality as she launched the HeForShe campaign in her role as UN Women...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Harry Styles is upset his vomit is being sold on ebay
Harry Styles thinks ''it's worrying'' his vomit is being sold on eBay. The 'Steal My Girl' hitmaker was surprised when fans erected a heartfelt shrine on the side of a busy Los Angeles freeway after he was recently...
Read more on Celebrity Balla
 
Ebola cases jumps to over 13,700: WHO
Geneva, Oct 30 (IANS/EFE) The World Health Organization (WHO) confirmed Wednesday that 13,703 people have been infected with the Ebola virus since the epidemic began in March. Of that number, 13,676 of the cases were...
Read more on Business Balla
 
Obama praises health workers fighting Ebola as 'heroes'
Washington, Oct 30 (IANS) US President Barack Obama Wednesday paid honour to healthcare workers who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, calling them "heroes" deserving to be applauded rather than discouraged...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Poland, Israel to step up efforts to further cooperation
Warsaw, Oct 30 (IANS) Polish Prime Minister Ewa Kopacz and visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Wednesday that their countries have agreed to step up efforts to further cooperation in various fields. The two...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
Cyprus, Greece, Egypt to forge tripartite cooperation
Nicosia, Oct 30 (IANS) Cyprus, Greece and Egypt Wednesday moved closer to forging a common strategy on energy, security and regional issues. Foreign ministers Ioannis Kasoulides from Cyprus, Evangelos Venizelos from...
Read more on Politics Balla
 
French soldier killed in clash in northern Mali
Paris, Oct 30 (IANS) A French soldier was killed Wednesday during a violent clash with a terrorist group in northern Mali, France's President's Office said. The sergeant in a commando parachutist unit was killed...
Read more on Politics Balla