McLaren 650S pricing and performance specs revealed, hits 62 mph in 3s

2014 McLaren 650S Coupe
2014 McLaren 650S Coupe

Coupe starts at 195,250 GBP

McLaren has disclosed pricing and performance specs concerning its new mid-range 650S model.

Packing a 650 HP (478 kW) punch from a V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine, the McLaren 650S coupe needs just three seconds to do 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) and will cover the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) journey in 8.4 seconds. Hitting 186 mph (300 km/h) from a standstill takes 25.4 seconds en route to a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).

McLaren mentions the 650S is one second quicker than the legendary F1 when it comes down to the 0-124 mph run while in the standing mile is 0.6 seconds quicker as it can do it in 10.5 seconds at 139 mph (224 km/h). Interestingly, the British marque refers to the 650S as being "faster than rival stripped out road racers" while at the same time offering "far superior comfort, refinement and equipment."

These numbers are attainable if you are willing to pay at least 195,250 GBP for the coupe. Spider's performance figures have not been released but we do know the model costs 215,250 GBP. McLaren says the 650S coupe can return 20.1 mpg US (24.2 mpg UK or 11.7 liters / 100 km) with corresponding CO2 emissions of 275 g/km.

Sales of the McLaren 650S are scheduled to commence later this year, following the car's public debut next week in Geneva.

Source: McLaren
  • New McLaren 650S Coupe can accelerate 0-200km/h (0-124mph) in just 8.4 seconds
  • Faster than rival ‘stripped out’ road racers, yet offers far superior comfort, refinement and equipment
  • Available in Coupe and Spider variants from launch priced from £195,250 (RRP on the road)

As the first example of the McLaren 650S rolled off the line at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre in Woking, McLaren Automotive has released performance numbers and confirmed pricing ahead of the global debut at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show.

The latest addition to the McLaren range accelerates to 100km/h (62mph) from rest in just 3.0 seconds, and can reach 200km/h (124mph) in just 8.4 seconds. The standing quarter mile (400m) takes 10.5 seconds, and top speed is 333 km/h (207 mph). This performance puts the latest model from McLaren a full second quicker than the iconic McLaren F1 road car to 200 km/h, and 0.6 sec faster over the standing quarter mile, underlining its performance focus. This represents a sprint time to 200 km/h more than half a second quicker than the rapid 12C, which continues in production. Pricing for the McLaren 650S Coupe starts at £195,250, with the 650S Spider starting at £215,250.

Optimised aerodynamics ensure that the performance of the McLaren 650S is accessible and increases driver engagement. Enhanced handling, high-speed balance and steering turn-in result from improved levels of downforce. ‘Driving excitement is at the absolute heart of the McLaren 650S,’ explains Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. ‘Of course the performance figures are important, and they help boost excitement. But they’re only part of the story. This is a car that’s about feel as well as measurement.’

Despite these impressive performance figures, more akin to a stripped out road racer, the McLaren 650S boasts a high level of luxury specification. Carbon ceramic brakes sit behind unique ‘650’ lightweight alloy wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres, IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, DAB digital radio in Europe (SIRIUS satellite radio in North America), wireless tethering, audio streaming and voice control are all fitted as standard, and the cabin is trimmed in Alcantara. Enhanced levels of optional specification are also offered, including fixed-back carbon racing seats, based on the lightweight design found in the McLaren P1™, an electric steering column adjustment assists ingress and egress, a rear parking camera and extended carbon fibre throughout the interior.

The ‘no compromise’ McLaren 650S also performs efficiently, returning 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100 km) on the EU combined cycle, and a CO2 figure of 275 g/km making it one of the most efficient models in class. This is testament to the drive by McLaren for continued improvement and class-leading efficiency.

‘The McLaren 650S represents 50 years of road and racing car know-how,’ comments Mike Flewitt.‘Everything we’ve learnt from the 12C and the McLaren P1™ has gone into this car, creating a car with the widest breadth of capabilities of any production supercar. It’s also a new benchmark in pure driving excitement.’

The McLaren 650S Coupe and Spider make their global debuts on Stand 1240, Hall 1 at 12.00 CET (11.00 GMT) on Tuesday, 4 March 2014 at the 84th International Geneva Motor Show.



Drivetrain Layout Longitudinal Mid-Engine, RWD Track, F/R (mm) 1656 / 1583
Engine Configuration V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc Length (mm) 4512


PS / rpm

650 / 7250 Width (mm) 2093
Torque Nm / rpm 678 / 6000 Height (mm) 1199
Transmission 7 Speed SSG Dry Weight (kg / lbs) 1330 / 2932
Body Structure

Carbon Fibre MonoCell with  

Aluminium Front and Rear Frames

Active Aerodynamics McLaren Airbrake
Wheelbase (mm) 2670 Suspension ProActive Chassis Control
Brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs with Forged Aluminium Hubs (F 394mm/R 380mm) ProActive Chassis Control modes Normal / Sport / Track
Tyres (F/R)

Pirelli P Zero Corsa 235/35 R19 /

Pirelli P Zero Corsa 305/30 R20

Powertrain Modes Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
Wheel Sizes (F/R) 19” x 8.5”J / 20” x 11” J    


Efficiency CO2 275 g/km
  Fuel consumption (combined) 24.2 mpg
  Power to weight (with lightweight options) 500 PS (493 bhp) /tonne
  CO2/power 0.42 g/km per PS
Speed Maximum speed (650S Spider) 333 km/h (207 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 kph (62 mph) 3.0 s*
  0-200 kph (124 mph) 8.4 s*
  0-300 kph (186 mph) 25.4 s*
  0-400 m / ¼ mile           10.5 @ 224 km/h (139 mph)*
Braking Braking 100-0 km/h     30.5 m (100 ft)
    200-0 km/h     123 m (404 ft)
    300-0 km/h     271 m (889 ft)

*with standard-fit Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyre
All figures apply to a European specification McLaren 6505 Coupé

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Comments (12)

Why do people keep on thinking it's a brand new model, it's a hotted up 12C along the lines of 458 Italia to Speciale. Totally reasonable to have a car like this. They just didn't name it as 12CS or 12DD. No idea how McLaren naming works...
Feb 28th, 2014 6:41pm
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Godfather Godfather
Should look hot in Mclaren orange or pearl white
Feb 27th, 2014 4:34pm
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Godfather Godfather
Still needs some graphics like the Union Jack as ferrari has done with stripes
Feb 27th, 2014 4:34pm
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e36mmm e36mmm
me likey!
Feb 27th, 2014 4:25pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Still dont like it. Mixing the front of a P1 and a rear of a 12C. It dosnt really want me to buy one. Does Mclaren think I am dumb or something. Its stupid, why not do what ferrari italia 458 scuderia did and make a hot 12C with. But this, this is a major facelift and it recks it. So if you have a 12C, its now dated, so that £190,000+++car is now a dated car because consumers always want the next New product. anyway just me
Feb 27th, 2014 4:17pm
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burnes burnes
By making a new model rather than giving the 12C a facelift and powerhike I would say they did a better job at not dating the 12C
Feb 27th, 2014 4:32pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
It a new segment but not a new model, all it is, is two models put into one. I cant really talk but I would want a 12C-S with more Ponnies, New front,rear bumpers, lighter more sexy improvements, two exhausts and more wow facter. This car looks safe, it will drive amazingly but dosnt look that good compared to the 458 schuder if any of this makes sence what I am say, Cheers though Burnes
Feb 27th, 2014 4:43pm
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burnes burnes
Dislike that I can't reply directly to your second comment Mito, hopefully WCF could change that up for discussions. To say it is not a new model would be the similar to saying the P1 isn't a new model to the 12C as they both use the same monocoque chasis and twin turbo 3.8L V8. I agree that a new rear bumper would have been nice, I feel that changing the rear fender wouldn't have been wise as McLaren just introduced the P1 and they don't want to copy its styling completely; which the public would be expecting if they had changed the rear. The front bumper is taking away from the exclusivity from the P1 but giving styling and performance to many more customers. You have to remember that it is optimal for adding aerodynamic grip to the front tyres giving the 650S more speed, power, and better lap times over the 12C. Personally I think the 650S does look better than the 458 Speciale, but that's just my opinion. McLaren is trying to give a high performance sports car with comfort for everyday driving, they've hit the equilibrium where lighter parts do not provide performance gains for the comfort they take away. I understand why one would be disappointed by the new model (personally I was more excited at McLaren's April fools joke when they announced they were going to make a Golf R competitor rather than a car to slot between the 12C and P1) but I believe the 650S is going to be an exciting car that will provide a different enough experience from the 12C and P1 to justify the new model. Good opinions Mito, better discussion that most of what's posted on WCF! Cheers.
Feb 27th, 2014 6:47pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Yes I get you, I think what divides the 12c with the P1 is the the whole the the look of the car, Yes its the same chassis but longer. The just looks fantastic and the p1 look should stay with the exclusive to the P1 so when I look at the 650s I think, didn't mclaren have imagination to to anything else rather than take p1 face and stick it on a car and call it The 650s! That's it, I don't like the mix and match of the 12c and p1. Its like having a good face lift but your ass still looking the same, the Front of the car should complement the whole of the car and that didn't happen here. Anyway I cant talk but yes good talking to you, You've got good points Burnes, cheers
Feb 27th, 2014 7:19pm
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infond infond
"the same monocoque" That is of course not true.
Feb 27th, 2014 8:13pm
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burnes burnes
Looking at the P1 and 650S front fascia side by side you can see the differences. You can easily tell where McLaren got their inspiration from, but the 650S is quite a bit more conservative.
Feb 27th, 2014 10:39pm
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RoadRunner RoadRunner
Oh right :)
Feb 28th, 2014 2:36am
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