Being McLaren Automotive’s fastest and best equipped series-production supercar, the much anticipated 650S had finally made its debut on Malaysian soil today. The 650S is specifically developed to give enthusiast drivers the best McLaren could offer in luxury, engagement, and excitement, on both road and track.
“Malaysian drivers and McLaren enthusiasts expect nothing but the best. Following the success of the 12C and the McLaren P1 here, we’re very excited to be bringing the new pinnacle in high-end luxury supercar offerings to Malaysia”, said Simon Rock, Director at Sime Darby Auto Britannia Sdn Bhd.
“Since launching McLaren in Malaysia last year we have been impressed with the passion and enthusiasm our customers have demonstrated for the brand and our products. We are pleased to continue to showcase the McLaren brand in Malaysia by bringing our latest edition of ground breaking supercars to the region,” said George Biggs, McLaren Head of Sales and Operations Asia-Pacific.
Sticking to the concept of “form follows function”, the new front bumper on the 650S sports a clean look while the integrated front splitter provides additional down force, offering a greater level of steering feeling and confidence to the driver to turn-in. Unique door blades behind the front wheels is not just for show as they direct air from the trailing edges of the front splitter, providing further front-end grip and vehicle balance.
Further differentiating the 650S from the 12C is the unique headlights derived from the mighty P1, which at the same time echo the signature McLaren ‘speed marque’ logo in the design. The bonnet is finished with a new McLaren badge, inspired by the badge found on the record-breaking McLaren F1. To optimize aerodynamics, the 650S is fitted with a three-piece bumper, taking inspiration from the 12C GT3.
The M838T twin turbo V8 engine now pushes out 650PS (641bhp) and 678Nm of torque. Both the Coupe (1,330kg) and the Spider (1,370kg) can go from zerotohundred in just 3.0 seconds, and 0-200km/h is dealt in 8.4 seconds (Spider, 8.6 seconds). The Coupe has a top speed of 333km/h, while the Spider has a slightly lower top speed of 329km/h.
Although the car is pretty much extreme in its figures, it is still fitted with everyday convenience and luxury features on board like the Meridian high-end speakers, parking sensors, rear-view parking camera, electric and heated seats, and dual climate control.
The McLaren 650S Coupe is expected to be priced at RM 2.4 million, while the Spider at RM 2.6 million.