2015 McLaren 650S Spider Review, Price and Pictures

June 15th, 2014 | Category: McLaren | 763 Views

2015 McLaren 650S Spider Review, Price and Release – Welcome to Neocarsuv.Com, we will provide the latest information about the McLaren 650S Spider Redesign. 2015 McLaren 650S Spider is one brand new car from McLaren that will be release in 2014. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2015 McLaren 650S Spider.

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McLaren Automotive has released images and full information for the convertible version of its latest model, the McLaren 650S, unveiled at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The McLaren 650S Spider is a no compromise open-top high performance sports car offering the same performance, handling and driver enjoyment, with the addition of a two-piece retractable hard top. The latest model is shown in Tarocco Orange, a new addition to the McLaren colour collection, developed with technology partner AkzoNobel.

The McLaren 650S Spider is mechanically identical to the 650S Coupé and is fitted with the unique McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine, producing 650PS (641 bhp) and 678 Nm (500 lb ft). This means a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of 3.0 seconds, identical to the Coupé, and 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in 8.6 seconds, only 0.2 seconds shy of the fixed-head model. Maximum speed is 329 km/h mph (204 mph). Fuel consumption and emissions remain the same for the 650S Spider, returning 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle and 275 g/km.

Most competitors do not offer high performance iterations as convertibles due to the compromises that invariably plague open-roof cars. These models will be heavier and have substantially less torsional rigidity, to the detriment of handling and ride.

The carbon fibre MonoCell chassis at the heart of the McLaren 650S requires no additional strengthening or reinforcing in open-top guise, and gives the 650S Spider identical handling and ride, and virtually identical straight-line performance figures. The overall weight of the 650S Spider is 1,370 kg (dry), an increase of only 40 kg over the Coupé, with this additional mass coming from the Retractable Hard Top and roof mechanism, and is less than any other car in its class.

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2015 McLaren 650S Spider Price

The new McLaren 650S Spider will be priced from $280,225.

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2015 McLaren 650S Spider Exterior

Want to know all the detail of how the 650S Spider looks? Take a gander at the 650S Coupe . No noticeable changes exist except for the roof and the rear deck lid. Those changes begin with the roof pillars. The Coupe’s C-pillars are essentially moved forward to become the B-pillars, losing the aft side window along the way. The newly formed B-pillars make up the mechanically operated tonneau cover that houses the hard top. The 3.8-liter V-8 is still housed in the same location, but gets a little less attention with a smaller skylight.

Push a button, and in 17 seconds — and up to 19 mph — the car makes its transformation from coupe to convertible. And like the 12C Spider, the 650S Spider features a power rear window that can operate independently of the top. With the hardtop in place, the lowered window allows for more airflow and more engine noise into the cockpit. With the top retracted, the raised window acts as a wind deflector, helping keep the cockpit from becoming too turbulent. Of course, the window can be raised with the hardtop in place and lowered with the top stowed.

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Lastly, a new exterior color named Tarocco Orange joins the mix, and in our eye, is a great choice for the car.

2015 McLaren 650S Spider – Exterior Dimensions

  • Wheelbase (MM): 2,670 (105.11 inches)
  • Track, F/R (MM): 1,656 / 1583 (65.19/62.32 inches)
  • Length (MM): 4,512 (177.63 inches)
  • Width (MM): 2,093 (82.40 inches)
  • Height (MM): 1,203 (47.36 inches)
  • Dry Weight (KG / LBS): 1,370 / 3,020

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2015 McLaren 650S Spider Interior

The 650S Spider’s cockpit is a familiar place for those accustomed to the 650S Coupe, but with two noticeable changes. With the hardtop in place, the cavity left open becomes an extra storage location and rearward visibility decreases. The latter change is due to the large (newly-formed) B-pillars blocking where the aft side window once lived. Proper use of the side- and rear-view mirrors should alleviate any blind spots, but close-quarter maneuvering around a racetrack might get a little harry.

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Like the 650S Coupe, the Spider is a welcoming place with tons of Alcantara and carbon fiber everywhere. SiriusXM radio, Bluetooth, audio streaming and voice control are all standard features. The familiar portrait-oriented infotainment screen houses all the gadgetry within the skinny center stack with the transmission, power window, and electronic parking brake controls located below. The driver’s tri-cluster instrumentation has a prominent rpm gauge in center, flanked by two TFT screens with all the important vehicle information.

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2015 McLaren 650S Spider Engine

All the fun and supercar excitement found in the 650S Coupe still resides under the Spider’s rear bonnet. The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 makes 640 horsepower at a screaming 7,250 rpm and 678 pound-feet of torque at 6,000 rpm. A seven-speed dual clutch transmission sends power to the rear wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. Carbon ceramic rotors measuring 15.5 inches up front and 15 inches out back help bring the car to a halt from 62 mph in just 100 feet.

In sort of a one-upper way, McLaren provides stopping distances for higher velocities as well: 125 mph to zero takes 407 feet and 186 mph to a dead stop takes 896 feet. While it’s hard to compare anything against those numbers, it’s harder to imagine jabbing the brake pedal going that fast without transforming the car into a spinning top of death.

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2015 McLaren 650S Spider Gallery:

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