The British based automaker McLaren is planning to develop a track focused version of the recently unveiled 650S which will get some interesting updates on its exterior and interior design and under its hood.
McLaren may have officially unveiled the new 650S just a few weeks ago, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, in a world premiere, but the model in question is ending up in our news once again, this time with a rumor. According to the guys at Auto Express, the McLaren 650S is believed to spawn a track focused version. Our source is quoting Chris Goodwin, the McLaren chief test driver, who says that approximately 12 percent of customers are using their car on the track.
The McLaren official hasn’t confirmed any rumors on what may be found under the hood of the McLaren 650S racing car but the regular versions, the coupe or the roadster, are both coming with the same 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine, which is also found on the MP4-12C, on the 12C Spider and on the P1 hybrid supercar. In the 650S, the unit is rated at 650 HP (478 kW) and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque, mated to a 7-speed SSG transmission. The 0 to 100 km/g sprint takes 3 seconds and top speed stands at 333 km/h (207 mph).