The recently introduced McLaren 650S Spider has been put through its paces at Hockenheim by our colleagues at Sport Auto.

The recently introduced McLaren 650S Spider has been put through its paces at Hockenheim by our colleagues at Sport Auto.

It needed 1 minute and 8.7 seconds to lap the Hockenheim (short circuit) whereas its predecessor did it in 1 minute and 9.2 seconds. It ran the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint in 3.1 seconds so it's almost on par with McLaren's official 3.0s. The same 0.1s difference is applicable in the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) sprint as Sport Auto did it in 8.7 seconds while McLaren says it's achieved in 8.6 seconds.

They also ran a 0-186 mph (0-300 km/h) test and the 650S Spider reached the mark in 26 seconds, on its way to a top speed of 205.6 mph (331 km/h) which was higher than the 204 mph (328 km/h) quoted by McLaren.

For comparison purposes, Sport Auto ran the same tests with a Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet which achieved the following numbers: Hockenheim (short circuit) lap in 1:09.8; 0-100 km/h in 3.1s; 0-200 km/h in 10.6s and 0-300 km/h in 31.9s.

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