2016 Mclaren 650S

Mclaren 650s

The McLaren 650S is a high-performance sports car produced by the British automotive manufacturer McLaren Automotive. It was unveiled in 2014 as a successor to the McLaren 12C (also known as the MP4-12C) and served as a bridge between McLaren’s “Super Series” and “Ultimate Series” models.

Here’s a brief history of the McLaren 650S:


The McLaren 650S made its debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. It was initially available as both a coupe and a convertible (Spider) variant. The design of the 650S drew heavily from the McLaren P1 hybrid supercar, featuring a similar front fascia and LED headlights.


The 650S was powered by a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine, which produced 641 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque. It was paired with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The car boasted impressive performance figures, including a 0-60 mph (0-97 km/h) time of around 3 seconds and a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h).


In 2017, McLaren introduced the 650S replacement called the 720S. However, McLaren continued to produce limited edition versions of the 650S, such as the 650S Can-Am, inspired by the company’s historic Can-Am racing series.


The McLaren 650S received positive reviews for its exhilarating performance, sharp handling, and advanced aerodynamics. It served as a significant model in McLaren’s lineup and showcased the brand’s engineering prowess.


In 2018, McLaren introduced the 600LT, which was positioned below the 650S. The 600LT featured enhanced performance and track-focused capabilities. This marked a shift in McLaren’s naming strategy, as the company moved away from the numerical nomenclature.


The McLaren 650S was eventually succeeded by the McLaren 720S, which represented a significant leap forward in terms of performance, technology, and design. The 720S was introduced as part of McLaren’s second-generation Super Series lineup.

While the McLaren 650S is no longer in production, it played a vital role in McLaren’s evolution and contributed to the brand’s reputation for producing high-performance, precision-engineered sports cars.

Mclaren 650s Technical Specifications

Year of Manufacture – 2016

Engine BMW S70/2 60 Degree V12
Position Mid Longitudinal
Aspiration Natural
Valvetrain Chain Driven DOHC w/4 Valves per Cyl, Variable Inlet Timing
Displacement 6064 cc / 370.0 in³
Bore 86.0 mm / 3.39 in
Stroke 87.0 mm / 3.43 in
Compression 10.5:1
Power 467.6 kw / 627.1 bhp @ 7400 rpm
Specific output 103.41 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 550.09 bhp per tonne
Torque 649.4 nm / 479.0 ft lbs @ 5600 rpm
Redline 7500
Body / frame Carbon Fibre Monocoque w/Front Upper Sub Frame, Active Aerodynamics
Driven wheels RWD w/Torsen Differential
Front tires Goodyear F1 P235/45ZR-17
Rear tires Goodyear F1 P315/45ZR-17
Front brakes Unassisted Vented & Cross Drilled Discs
Rear brakes Unassisted Vented & Cross Drilled Discs
Front wheels F 43.2 x 22.9 cm / 17.0 x 9.0 in
Rear wheels R 43.2 x 29.2 cm / 17.0 x 11.5 in
Steering Unassisted Rack & Pinion
Front suspension Ground-Plane Shear Centre Double Wishbones w/Light Alloy Dampers, Co-Axial Coil Springs, A
Rear suspension Double Wishbones w/Light Alloy Dampers, Co-Axial Coil Springs
Curb weight 1140 kg / 2513 lbs
wheelbase 2718 mm / 107.0 in