/Geneva 2014: McLaren 650S Spider

Geneva 2014: McLaren 650S Spider

McLaren 650S Spider 0 600x352 at Geneva 2014: McLaren 650S Spider

McLaren brings a duo of new super cars to this year’s Geneva Motor Show in form of the 650S and 650S Spider. We have seen enough of the 650S Coupe – not that there was much to see, as it’s basically a 12C with P1’s headlights – so let’s focus on the Spider.

As you’d expect, the McLaren 650S Spider is very similar to the 12C Spider in terms of technicalities and the roof operation. It features a two-piece Retractable Hard Top can be automatically raised or lower in less than 17 seconds, and can be activated while stationary or at any speed up to 30km/h (19mph).

The Spider introduces a new color to the McLaren Collection called Tarocco Orange AkzoNobel. And that’s about it for the new things. The rest of the car is identical to the 650S Coupe, except for the weight. The Spider weighs 1,370 kg, which is 40 kg heavier than the coupe.

McLaren 650S Spider is powered by the M838T twin turbo V8 engine, developing in this car 650PS (641 bhp) and 678 Nm (500 lb ft). That translates into a 0-100 km/h (62 mph) sprint of 3.0 seconds, to 200 km/h (124 mph) in 8.6 seconds, and a top speed of 329 km/h mph (204 mph).

Just like the 12C and the 650S Coupe, the new Spider is a model of efficiency in its class, 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle and 275 g/km CO2.

Stadnard equipment includes carbon ceramic brakes, ‘650’ lightweight alloy wheels shod with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres, IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, DAB digital radio in Europe (SIRIUS satellite radio in North America), wireless tethering, audio streaming and voice control.

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