I think somebody owes me 5 dollars. McLaren has dropped the official details on its upcoming 650S reveal at Geneva , and just as I predicted, it is essentially a hotted up version of the McLaren 12C not the upcoming P15. Just as expected, that 650 in the name stands for the amount of power produced by the engine. Since McLaren is a UK company, they have the power rating of the new 650S rated in Pferdestärke (PS) so the actual U.S. horsepower rating is 640.
The new car features a pretty solid collection of visual upgrades and aerodynamic changes that increase downforce and handling at speed. This isn’t a pure power bump either, as the 650S is designed with several bespoke parts and pieces.
Add to that a nearly 210 mph top speed and a 0-to-60mph time of under three seconds, and the 650S is ready to crush the competition.
Update 2/17/2014: McLaren has released a ton of information about the 650S, and you can see it all after the jump.
Updated 02/27/2014: McLaren released performance figures for the new 650S sports car before its official debut in Geneva. Find them out after the jump.
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