McLaren has introduced a new toned down version of the 650S which looks identical to it but has been tailor made for the increasingly lucrative Asian market. In fact, it’s the first ever regionally-tailored model by the British automaker which has been built in response to “customer demand in the Asian market”. Dubbed McLaren 650C, the letter C stands for ‘Club’ and the tailored supercar offers a level of mechanical refinement combined with optimized driving dynamics and an increased focus on day-to-day usability and comfort. The slightly less powerful and cheaper version of the McLaren 650S is set to be offered in both coupe and spider versions with a V8 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine churning out 625 HP at 7,250 rpm and 610 Nm (450 lb-ft) of torque between 3,000 and 7,000 rpm.
As far as power is concerned, the 625C Coupe will sprint from 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 3.1 seconds (0.1s slower) while the 0-124 mph (0-200 km/h) takes 8.8 seconds (0.4s slower) on its way to the same top speed of 207 mph (333 km/h). On the other hand, the 625C Spider has the same 0-62 mph sprint but will do 0-124 mph in 9 seconds and top out at 204 mph (329 km/h). The updated mechanical balance and new dampers have created what McLaren describes as being their most refined model to date thanks also to a less stiff rear spring rate. Both the McLaren 625C Coupe and Spider will be available at first in Hong Kong but other countries in the Asia Pacific region will get the cars in the following months.
[Via – Designboom]