Recently, images and complete information for the new 2015 McLaren 650S Spider have been released by McLaren Automotive Company. This newest addition to the assortment of the company was announced as an open-top high performance no compromise sports car with added retractable hard top.
2015 McLaren 650S Spider – Exterior
Basically a 650S with a facelift, 650S Spider is still a stylish beast with incredible aerodynamics. The main differences from the aforementioned model are the rear deck lid and the roof. Roof pillars are moved forward to B-pillars, which means there is no aft side window, and these pillars represent the mechanically operated cover in which the hard top resides. It takes about 17 seconds at speeds up to 19 mph to raise or lower the roof and switch between convertible and coupe. There’s also the power rear window which works independently of the top.
Quite reminiscing of 650S, cockpit has two bigger changes – with the hardtop in place a cavity which is left open turns into an additional storage space and also the rearward visibility is decreased due to the large B-pillars. The visibility issue is easily alleviated by proper use of the rear- and side-view mirrors which eliminates any blind spots. In the interior you will find that surfaces are covered in carbon fiber and Alcantara, making it even more stylish. You will also get SiriusXM radio, audio streaming, voice control, Bluetooth, a portrait-oriented infotainment screen, electronic parking brake controls and TFT screens showing the important vehicle information.
2015 McLaren 650S Spider has a 3.8L twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 640 HP and also 678 pound-feet of torque reached at 6000 rpm. It is controlled by a dual clutch transmission with seven speeds and rear wheel drive and carbon ceramic rotors which help with quickly lowering the speed. Thorough road tests have shown that it takes just 3 seconds to get 0-60 in the newest McLaren 650S Spider, which is definitely an amazing characteristic.
Release Date and Price
We still don’t have the particular release date for this model, except that it will be in 2015, so we’re waiting for any further information regarding this. The stated starting price for 2015 McLaren 650S Spider is $280,225.