An evolution and the successor of the 12C, the 650S was heavily influenced by the design and findings gained from the P1 hybrid supercar. This innovative new technology helped spawn the 650S’s unmatched performance. Powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, the 650S can accelerate from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.0 seconds and 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) in 8.4 seconds, towards a top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h). At its core is the carbon fibre MonoCell: strong, light and safe, the MonoCell weighs just 75kg in the 650S and gives McLaren the base on which to develop the car’s thrilling dynamics.
The breath-taking contours of the 650S were the perfect result of McLaren’s form follows function design philosophy; every curve, every crease, every intake, every millimetre of bodywork was honed after hundreds of hours of advanced computational fluid dynamics and weeks of wind tunnel testing to improve aerodynamic performance. The front splitter maximises cornering downforce, the flat underside and rear diffuser sticks the car to the road, sculpted side vents force air into the cooling radiators and, when braking above 59mph (95 km/h), the active Airbrake deploys, allowing the driver to brake harder and later. Formula 1-inspired paint technology ensures the colour, tint and finish is flawless, accentuating every line, curve and contour of the body, all while keeping weight to an absolute minimum. New lightweight forged alloy wheels shed weight but remain incredibly strong, amplifying the 650S’s dynamics, comfort and performance.
Not only does the 650S’s styling take your breath away, its exterior and symmetrical interior are designed to keep the driver’s eyes on the road, with a simply and logically designed dashboard layout. The race-crafted steering wheel has minimal elements to diminish the purity of interaction between man and machine. The low cowl allows the driver to scan the road without obstruction, while the tops of the arches are positioned directly above the front wheels and are clearly visible from the driver’s seat, allowing the driver to position the 650S perfectly.
This fine 1:8 scale model of the McLaren 650S has been handcrafted and finished in our workshops using detailed colour and material specifications, and original CAD data supplied directly from McLaren Automotive. Furthermore, it has undergone detailed scrutiny by both engineering and design teams to ensure complete accuracy of representation.
The McLaren 650S is limited to 199 editions.