X

EU Visitor Notice: This Website Uses Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience, to provide analytical data to better serve our visitors, and to serve advertising to fund our operations. By using our website you consent to all cookies in accordance with our Privacy & Cookie Policy.

Your preference will be saved for 90 days, or until you clear your browser cookies.


I AGREE
I DISAGREE
Learn More

McLaren 650S Spider Drops its Top in Geneva

by Paul Strauss
McLaren 650S Spider Drops its Top in Genevazoom in

Hot on the heels of the announcement of the McLaren 650S, the company made a surprise reveal of an open-top variant during the 2014 Geneva Motor Show, the 650S Spider.

Incredibly, the company has figured out a way to maintain the same torsional strength as the Coupe version, thanks to its carbon fiber MonoCell chassis, and the car has minimal added weight compared to its brother. In fact, it only weighs 88 pounds more, with a total dry weight of 3,020 lbs. Its two-piece roof can be electrically raised or lowered in about 17 seconds, and at speeds up to 19mph.

Like the 650S Coupe, the Spider can hit 62mph (100 km/h) in just 3.0 seconds, though it’s 2/10ths of a second slower to 124mph (200km/h) in 8.6. Naturally, it shares the same drivetrain and 650hp V8 twin-turbo power plant. Top speed for the Spider is rated at 204mph, versus the 207mph top for the Coupe. Still, that’s not too shabby for a convertible.

While U.S. pricing has yet to be announced for the McLaren 650S Spider, it’s expected to sell in the U.K. for £215,000 (~$360,000 USD), a premium of £20,000 (~$33,000 USD) over the Coupe model.

mclaren_650s_spider_1zoom in

mclaren_650s_spider_2zoom in

mclaren_650s_spider_3zoom in

mclaren_650s_spider_4zoom in

mclaren_650s_spider_5zoom in

mclaren_650s_spider_6zoom in

mclaren_650s_spider_7zoom in

Home | About | Suggest | Contact | Team | Links | Privacy | Disclosure © 2013-2017 Awesomer Media

Awesome Stuff: The Awesomer | Gadgets, Games + Gizmos: Technabob