The figures suggest that it can accelerate from zero to 100km/h in just 3.0 seconds and to 200km/h in just 8.4 seconds. Its standing quarter-mile time is 10.5 seconds and its top speed is 333km/h. To put these figures into perspective, this ‘mid-range’ model is a second quicker to 200km/h than the McLaren F1 supercar that held the title of world’s fastest car for well over a decade.
It’s not all about the speed though, as the 650S has an eco-side to it, with CO2 emissions of 275g/km and claimed fuel returns of 11.7 litres/100 km.
When the time comes to stop, the 650S has a set of carbon-ceramic brakes behind its alloy wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres. The interior is not like that of a stripped-out race car either - there is IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, audio streaming and voice control and an Alcantara-trimmed interior.
The first example of the McLaren 650S has rolled off the line at the state-of-the-art McLaren Production Centre in Woking.