McLaren has introduced the 650S Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show. It will slot between the 12C and P1.

McLaren has introduced the 650S Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show.

Designed to "provide the ultimate in driver engagement on the road and on the race track," the 650S  is heavily influenced by the 12C and P1. As a result, the car is extremely aerodynamic but generates impressive downforce at speed.

The déjà vu design continues in the cabin as key components are shared with the rest of the McLaren lineup. Despite this, the car comes nicely equipped with Alcantara upholstery, carbon fiber trim and an IRIS infotainment system. Options include an electric steering column, a rearview camera and carbon fiber racing seats - just to name a few.

Motivation is provided by a twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 engine that develops 650 HP (478 kW) and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque. It is connected to a seven-speed SSG transmission which enables the coupe to accelerate from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 3.0 seconds, 0-200 km/h (0-124 mph) in 8.4 seconds and 0-300 km/h (0-186 mph) in 25.4 seconds. Given enough room, the car can eventually top out at 333 km/h (207 mph).

Despite these impressive numbers, McLaren says the 650S Coupe is one of the most fuel efficient cars in its class as it averages 24.2 mpg UK (11.7 L/100 km / 20.1 mpg US) with CO2 emissions of 275 g/km.

According to McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt, "The McLaren 650S represents 50 years of road and racing car know-how. Everything we’ve learnt from the 12C and the McLaren P1 has gone into this car, creating a car with the widest breadth of capabilities of any production supercar. It’s also a new benchmark in pure driving excitement."

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