Geneva is here, and that means supercars and concepts, and the new McLaren 650S! But along with the 650S Coupe, McLaren has brought the 650S Spider out to play too.
The Spider version of the latest heated up McLaren is rather impressive, sporting only a tiny bit of extra weight, and not compromising performance in any way. The Spider’s retractable hard-top adds a mere 40Kg to the overall weight, but thanks to the carbon fibre monocoque, structural rigidity remains the same as the coupe.
Shunted along by the same 471kW twin-turbo V8 as the coupe, the Spider is still able to reach 100km/h from standstill in 3 seconds flat, and will top out at a speed of 329km/h. It does take a 0.2 second knock on the 0-200km/h time though, reaching the double-ton in 8.6 seconds.
The two-piece folding hardtop is capable of being raised or lowered in less than 17 seconds at speeds of up to 30km/h. As with the 12C Spider, the 650S uses a heated rear window, which acts independently from the roof structure, which acts as a wind deflector when the roof is down, or as an opening window for added drama when the roof is up.
Full technical details and equipment specifications on the 650S Coupe and Spider can be found HERE.