The British automotive manufacturer McLaren is among those auto brands which have specialized in the art of creating high-performance vehicles. The company designed and manufactured McLaren 650 S as a supercar in the year 2014 and since then, it is enjoying sky touching sales figures. The convertible version of this car is labeled as 650 S Spider which is equally responsible for the popularity of the brand. The car was initially unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show in the year 2014 and after witnessing the overwhelming response from the visitors, the company decided to put it into mainstream production. The supercar is based on McLaren MP4-12C chassis constructed with carbon fibre reinforced polymer material for a thrilling efficiency and performance.
McLaren 650 S Spider is the convertible version of the latest 650S supercar from McLaren automotive. The car extracts its power from the McLaren’s own 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, which is named as the McLaren M838T. The engine of the car is able to generate an impressive peak power counting to 650 PS at 7250 rpm and a peak torque measuring 678 Nm at 6000 rpm.The engine can give a combined fuel efficiency of 11.7-litre/100 Kms which sounds pretty decent considering the size of the engine. This 3.8-litre engine is designed to thrill the occupants with its power, performance and efficiency which is evident from the acceleration figures as well. This big engine accelerates from naught and triggers to 100 kmph in just 3.5 seconds. The peak speed of 650 S Spider is equally impressive showing 329 Kmph on the dial.
The overall dimensions and the stylish looks of the McLaren 650 S Spider qualify the car as a 'Supercar'. The front view of the car echoes the McLaren speed Marque with a measurement of 4512 mm x 2093 mm x 1203 mm (L X W X H). Along with this, the car has a wheelbase measuring 2670 mm which ensures absolute stability even when it races with its full ability. With a retractable hardtop and Formula 1 inspired paint technology, the car flaunts its beauty on the road. The drive is not just a passionate creation but a beast at heart which is evident from the styling itself. The aggressive front radiator grille in glossy black and stylish curved Xenon headlights create the front which an elite sports car like this requires. The sporty rear end of this the car has received specifically designed spherical bulbs in the Airbrake strip. To make the car look more stunning, the company has embedded the car with lightweight forged alloy wheels.
Once you enter the cockpit of the McLaren 650 S Spider, you instantly get the feeling of Formula 1 cockpit as the car has space for only two people with carbon fibre bucket seats. McLaren has employed an exclusive Carbon Black Alcantara interior to provide incomparable comfort and high levels of grip. The Alcantara extends almost throughout the car giving it's a luxurious yet sporty feel. The steering wheel of the car has a small diameter for superior grip, which also reflects the racing car quality. Along with these, the 650 S Spider features an instrument cluster with colour LCD screens, a small digital speedometer and central tachometer. The car is also equipped with Bluetooth media streaming function, USB and auxiliary connection sockets, robust navigation system and Formula 1 inspired a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox.
The beastly McLaren 650 S Spider is uncannily gifted with a power packed engine which makes it stand among the supercars ever produced. With so much of power at the display, the safety of the car cannot be compromised. McLaren has employed all the latest technologies for the safety and security of its occupants. The company has employed Pirelli Corsa tyres for superior grip on the wet surface and the chassis’s electronic management system to work quickly during the suspension’s compression stroke. Along with these, the car is equipped with Anti Lock Braking System (ABS), Traction Control (TC), Electronic Stability Control (ESC), Launch control and Brake steer.
With the state of art performance technology, the McLaren 650S Spider is really fast. The car also features ravishing sporty interiors which are expected from a car from this class. However, the company should have equipped the car with louder stereo for top-down driving. But one thing is for sure, the car is so stylish that it draws the attention of the crowd wherever it goes.