Despite dropping the 12C from the name, we believe that the name of the McLaren 650S speaks volumes as it’ll likely deliver just that, 650 hp. If correct, this would mean that the McLaren 650S delivers around 30 hp more than the 12C and is likely to act as a rival to the new Ferrari 458 Speciale.
As with both the 12C and P1, the 650S is set to utilise the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 set to underpin further models into the future.
In the lead up to the release of this image, it was believed that McLaren was actually going to introduce a sports car to sit below the 12C, dubbed the P13, and pinned to produce round 450 hp from its twin-turbo V8. While this car isn’t that model, we still expect it to come futher down the road.
As for the McLaren 650S, with its extra punch it should definitely hit 100 km/h from a sprint in 3 seconds flat and it will inevitably reach a top speed I excess of 320 km/h.
For more details about the McLaren 650S as they emerge, be sure to stay tuned to GTspirit in the coming days and weeks!