With deliveries of the McLaren 650S in full swing, cities all around the world are beginning to fill of examples of the latest British supercar. The 650S has proven so popular since its launch at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year that McLaren recently decided to stop production of the 12C in the face of the 650S’ success.
Our good friend Melanie Meder Photography managed to snap some photos of no less than four McLaren 650Ss together in Munich, Germany courtesy of McLaren Munich.
As the following gallery shows, all four examples are Spider’s and considering that the McLaren 650S Spider drives essentially identically to the coupe and only comes in at a small premium, it isn’t surprising just how popular the drop-top variant is proving!
Designed to sit between the 12C and the P1, the new McLaren 650S is essentially a major facelift for the 12C. It answers feedback from the media and owners to make it an even more competent machine on the road and track, in the words of McLaren it is ‘capable, not compromised’. Whilst Ferrari have gone down their classic route of creating a hardcore version of the 458 in the guise of the new Speciale, McLaren have chosen to keep the car very drivable and offer some every day creature comforts like a rear parking camera and satellite navigation whilst improving performance and all-round drivability at the same time.
Under the hood, the McLaren 650S features the same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine as the 12C. However, McLaren have managed to squeeze out 642 hp and 678 Nm of torque improving acceleration, responsiveness and overall top speed. 0-100 km/h (62 mph) acceleration now takes only 3.0 seconds (coupe) and 0-200 km/h (125 mph) only 8.4 seconds.