The newest supercar in McLaren’s lineup is called the 650S Spider and has been recently tested out by Motor Trend, no rx trying to answer some difficult questions.
Despite the impressive hybrid hypercar P1, or the entry-level sports car being in development at the moment, the Sports Series, the McLaren 650S Spider is the newest addition to the British based automaker’s lineup. But is it really that good? Well, if you are trying to answer some questions, like is it basically a 12C Spider which has been facelifted or a brand new ride, than you have come to the right place, because all you have to do is scroll down and check out Motor Trend’s review of the impressive ride.
The McLaren 650S has been officially presented to the public, in a premiere, almost a year ago, during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The supercar has been in production since the same year and it came as a replacement for the MP4-12C. The 650S Spider, which is the roadster version of it, has been shown too and this has replaced the 12C Spider. Both of them are being put together in Woking, Surrey, England, and they are packing the same 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 engine which is also found on its predecessor, on the P1 hypercar and also on the Sports Series. The unit is capable of 641 HP (478 kW) and 680 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque in this case, connected to a dual clutch transmission with seven speeds, sending power to the rear wheels.