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Performance Review: McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2014]

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McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo - [2014]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2014 | Type: Coupe
  • Engine: 3799 cc (231.8 ci) 32 Valve
  • Engine Formation: V8
  • Aspiration: Twin Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 7 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 207 mph (333.1 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 3.0 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 3.1 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.0 secs
  • Power: 641 bhp (477 kW) @ 7250 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1330 kgs (2932 lbs)
  • Torque: 500 lb-ft (677.9 Nm) @ 6000 rpm
  • Drive: RWD | Engine Location: Mid
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 10.56 secs @ 129.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 481.9 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 375.9 lb-ft
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McLaren 650S Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo is the 7 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2014. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2015 Koenigsegg Regera 5.0 V8 Turbo and the 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 5.1 V8 Twin Turbo.This particular McLaren 650S has a 3799cc Twin Turbo Petrol powerplant with 8 cylinders in a V formation.

Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 - [2017] image

Alternative Petrol V8's includes the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8

The 650S shares its Petrol V8 engine configuration with the likes of the 2017 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 6.2 V8 and the 2008 Ariel Atom V8 500. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the 650S's Rear Wheel Drive, Coupe combination then how about the 1982 Fiat X1/9 1.5 8V or the 1965 Aston-Martin DB6 1965.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1330 kgs (2932 lbs) this makes the McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo in the same weight category as the 2020 Lamborghini Huracan STO 5.2 V10 or the give or take 50kg.

Maserati MC20 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo - [2021] image

The McLaren 650S shares the same bhp with the 2021 Maserati MC20 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo (621 bhp)

In terms of power the 3799cc 32V V8 engine produces 641 bhp (477 kW) @ 7250 rpm similar to the 2021 Maserati MC20 3.0 V6 Twin Turbo (621 bhp) or the 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 6.2 V8 Supercharged Convertible (650 bhp).

The Twin Turbo V8 throws out 500 lb-ft (677.9 Nm) @ 6000 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2021 BMW 3 Series M3 Competition 3.0 Bi Turbo xDrive G80 (479 lb-ft) or the 2021 Porsche Taycan 4S Cross Turismo (479 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the McLaren 650S you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

McLaren F1 GT 6.1 V12 - [1997] image

The 1997 McLaren F1 GT 6.1 V12 (506.5 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the McLaren 650S.

The McLaren 650S has a Power to weight ratio of 481.9 bhp per ton and 375.9 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2014 650S competing with the 1997 McLaren F1 GT 6.1 V12 (506.5 bhp per ton) or the 2018 Lamborghini SC18 Alston 6.5 V8 (506.0 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the McLaren 650S generating around 375.9 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1991 Jaguar XJ R-15 6.0 V12 (400.7 lb-ft per ton) or the 2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6 ZR1 (400.5 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 3.0 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 3.1 secs, this made the McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo as fast as the 2021 Nissan NSX Type S 3.5L V6 (3.0 secs) the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 6.2 V8 C8 (3.0 secs) the 2021 McLaren Artura 3.0 V6 Turbo Hybrid (3.0 secs) the or the 2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo (3.0 secs). This McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo is also faster than the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GT 4.0 V8 Bi-Turbo (3.1 secs) the 2020 Mercedes GT AMG Black Series 4.0 V8 Bi Turbo (3.1 secs) the 2019 BMW 8 Series M8 Competition Gran Coupe 4.4 V8 Turbo (3.1 secs) the and the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 6.2 V8 Supercharged C7 (3.1 secs).

Jaguar XJ V8 SuperSport - [2009] image

Quarter Mile time is a close race between the 650S and the 2009 Jaguar XJ V8 SuperSport

When talking about the performance of the McLaren 650S on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 10.56 secs @ 129.5 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2009 Jaguar XJ V8 SuperSport (10.52 secs), the 2003 Mercedes E Class 55K AMG (10.52 secs), and the 2008 Aston-Martin Vantage V8 (10.53 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2014 version of the McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo has a maximum speed of 207mph.

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Top Speed of the 2014 650S equals the 2011 Aston-Martin One77 7.3L V12 (220 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2014 McLaren 650S 3.8 V8 Twin Turbo then how about the 2011 Aston-Martin One77 7.3L V12 (220 mph), the 2002 Pagani Zonda C12 S 7.3 (220 mph), or the 1991 Jaguar XJ 220 (220 mph).

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