New 2017 McLaren 650S Release Date and Info

The new 2017 McLaren 650S has more power, stunning performance, and updated looks. It comes riding on the same platform as the MP4-12C, meaning you get a thrilling speed, connected driving feel, responsive steering, and precision handling. The McLaren 650S release date should be expected sometime towards the end of 2017 or early the following year.

2017 McLaren 650S white color, alloy wheels

If you’re one of those folks thinking: ‘oh men, I got to have this supercar’ Chances are that you’ve probably experienced a few of these cars before and you’re ready to step up to the next level of performance. Or you have won the lottery and you want to make your childhood dreams come true. Either way, the 650S is more than willing to accomplish those goals for you.

2017 McLaren 650S front angle, headlights and grille

What McLaren has done here is simply impressive. It has only improved on an already amazing vehicle and the results of that are incredible. The familiar 3.8L turbocharged engine offered in the existing model is still going to be offered in the new model, only this time round, the power has been boosted to around 641 horsepower.

2017 McLaren 650S white color, rear angle

The exterior is more menacing than before, the headlights and taillights are chiseled and look contemporary than before. McLaren says the body panels have been constructed mainly out of aluminum and carbon fiber and this has contributed to the loss of weight. The driving experience hasn’t changed a bit, so users should expect the same kind of refined ride quality as before.

2017 McLaren 650S exterior

To McLaren nameplate’s credit, the 650S interior is finely crafted and makes use of fine materials on interior surfaces. To this end, McLaren hasn’t shared much of what we should expect, and most of the 650S specs remain covert.

2017 McLaren 650S orange color, alloy wheels

For those who don’t find the McLaren 650S startling, there are a few impressive rivals to choose from. Both the Ferrari 458 Italia and the Lamborghini Huracan offer a vastly similar performance. The Huracan, for instance, price starts from an MSRP of around $237,250, and offers appealing noises, ferocious acceleration, and an intelligent all-wheel drive system. The Huracan 0-60 mph takes a blistering 2.8 seconds.

2017 McLaren 650S blue color, exterior

The Ferrari 458 Italia coupe, on the other end, price starts from an MSRP of around $239,340, and offers good looks, powerful engine, and an incredible handling. It is believed the 2017 Ferrari 458 Italia 0-60 will take sub-3.0 seconds, and reach a top speed of about 205 mph.

2017 McLaren 650S blue color, rear view

2017 McLaren 650S Interior Accessories & Exterior Changes

Some of the standard features available on the base model includes cruise control, satellite radio, a six-speaker sound system, three driving modes, heated and ventilated seats, LED foglights and headlights, twenty-inch rear wheels and nineteen-inch front wheels, a seven-inch touchscreen display, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, adaptive suspension system, heated and power-folding mirrors, smartphone app integration, Meridian sound system, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity, and a navigation system.

2017 McLaren 650S steering wheel, lcd screen and dashboard

There are endless list of options available, as is typical of most cars in its price range. Options here include special color brake calipers, one-piece racing seats, a sport exhaust, an upgraded Meridian sound system, driver memory seats, carbon fiber aero and body panels, a height-adjustable suspension system, lightweight wheels, and an upgraded upholstery.

2017 McLaren 650S interior, leather seats

2017 McLaren 650S exterior, grille

McLaren 650S Engine Specs

Under the hood of the McLaren 650S 2017 is a twin-turbocharged 3.8L V8 engine rated at 641 horsepower and 500 lbs. ft. of torque. The power is then transmitted to the wheels via the dual-clutch seven-speed automated manual transmission system.

The McLaren 650S 0-60 is estimated by McLaren to take a blistering 2.9 seconds.

2017 McLaren 650S engine

Both the McLaren 650S Spyder and coupe are rated at 16/22/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

We’re still expecting more details from McLaren including the 650S top speed, options, configurations, and interior specs. The post will be updated as soon as more information starts to trickle in.

McLaren 650S Release Date & Price

The 2017 model, according to rumors should be expected to go for sale sometime towards the fall of 2017 or early 2018.

2017 McLaren 650S release date

The McLaren 650S price starts from an MSRP of $265,500.

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2017 McLaren 650S exterior, side view, white color

2017 McLaren 650S white color, taillights

2017 McLaren 650S spy shots, spy photos

2017 McLaren 650S gtr rear view, tailpipies and taillights

2017 McLaren 650S interior, steering wheel and leather seats

2017 McLaren 650S white color, exterior

2017 McLaren 650S front view, grille and headlights

2017 McLaren 650S side view, orange color

 A 2019 McLaren Sedan Prompting a New Trend

Word has it that McLaren may start to develop its 2019 McLaren Sedan model pretty soon. Although everything is still in the realm of speculations there is a lot about this project which could become a reality in a year or two. McLaren is perhaps the last company which has stuck with its roots and decided not to come to the other side and make SUVs and other crossovers in order to make some money. They are still going strong with what they have and what they do best, but this does not prevent them to put out a four-door car which would be a first from the British automaker ever made.

The recent trend for major car manufactures is that they need to make crossover vehicles in order to stay competitive in the market. It does not seem that it is entirely lucrative to make sports cars and supercars because even with the high price tag, the output of selling these vehicles is not great. The market has shifted and a lot of high-end companies are turning to a resolution which comes with crossover models. We have seen the likes of Porsche and Lamborghini with the former releasing their Panamera and Cayenne crossover vehicle while the latter one came up with their Urus SUV, the first one in their lineup. Even Ferrari is preparing to do the same and release an SUV model.

McLaren is one of the few companies which did not decide to use the same strategy as the other ones did and in turn managed to release both the Super Series and the Sport Series model which in total counts a dozen cars which all have different configurations by themselves. They have also said that making an SUV is certainly not among their plans but they are developing a new architecture for high-riding vehicle which will be used promptly in the future. Thus we think that a high-performance sedan model might be built on the same platform and offer the first sedan product that McLaren has built.

Here are some thoughts on how the car might look, and until the real release date and the real deal we can freely speculate about what we would like to see and how could the 2019 McLaren Sedan be made.

Many Things to Consider about the Exterior of the 2019 McLaren Sedan

With the prospect of the 2019 McLaren Sedan potentially coming there are many things that have to be taken into account. Many of them are going to directly determine the way that the design of the sedan model is implemented. Firstly, the 2019 McLaren Sedan will probably use the same design language that the company uses now. The highly coveted Sport Series and Super Series models are going to be around for a couple of years more. Till then they are not going to make any changes and add different styles as it would be too expensive to make for just one car. This way it keeps the costs down and the production rolling.

Secondly, in order to make the sedan McLaren has to start thinking of making an SUV first. Yes, they said that they are keeping their hands clear from that but it will get making the sedan a whole lot easier. The development of an SUV structure will allow them to easily transition into a stage where a four-door sedan version could be built. Since McLaren has never done one so far it will make it difficult for them to start from scratch. Also it would be much more lucrative for them to start that way as they would be able to get a balanced budget with the sold vehicles.

Thirdly, the new look of the 2019 McLaren Sedan will not be able to use the familiar sporty features of the brand. Most of the McLaren cars are known for its aggressiveness and a sporty appearance but the sedan version will have to exclude that from its mix. The design will overtly be business, corporate look which is already seen in the latest Sport Series and Super Series models. It will easily transition into a sedan and actually help the car get a ton of fan praise.

Generally speaking, the next sedan that McLaren is making is going to incorporate the looks of the Super Series and Sport Series models and also use some element from the 650S car and combine it into a new prosperous model.

Potential 2019 McLaren Sedan Interior Upgrades

Pegging the interior of the 2019 McLaren Sedan is much harder to do than question the outside. But if we are to guess it will mostly base the look on the 650S model, but not entirely as they would have to shift things around a little bit to make for the room that they have now. But if we are going to extremes, they might decide a go ahead and build a completely new interior. One which should suit both an SUV and a sedan are promising to happen and they can both fit the same purpose. But the interior will not exclude the sporty details of McLaren cars and it will certainly add a lot of luxury. Carbon fiber, aluminum, fancy leather and high end materials and design which is expected to happen here. We might get to see one of the more luxurious cars on the market yet with this one.

Drivetrain, 0-60 mpg and 2019 McLaren Sedan Top Speed Specs

It is highly likely that the 2019 McLaren will get to use a different type of engine than it is using now. McLaren is using one engine across the lineup and we do not see them developing a new one at least for the next three years or so. Their prized 3.5-liter V-8 with twin turbos is going to be kept around for the sedan model and it would be praiseworthy to see this happen. Of course the specs would have to be toned down a bit and adapted for roads and not race tracks but an output between 500 hp and 550 hp is entirely possible. They will probably modify the current transmission though, so the 7-speed dual-clutch transmission will possibly make it. But this time McLaren will have to incorporate an all-wheel drive system and it would be beneficial for them to have one, especially if they are making an SUV model.

Fuel economy might also be addressed but in the strangest ways. They will probably make a hybrid powertrain and offer it along the 2019 McLaren Sedan. If this happens it would make its first appearance in the SUV and it will come with an AWD, which would show us how effective they could be in developing the technology for their future cars.

As far as 0-60 mph performance goes, we are expecting the model to get there in less than 4 seconds, making it a hell of a fast sedan. The top speed will range to about 200 mph as well.

Price of the 2019 McLaren Sedan

This is not going to be a cheap model at all and the 2019 McLaren Sedan will break the bank from certain views. The luxury that this sedan will have and the performance it offers will tip it to somewhere around the mark of 300,000 USD per unit. Even though with a high price tag we are certain that the car might sell well.

Rivals

When speaking about the rivals of the 2019 McLaren Sedan we are probably looking at the vehicles which have started it all. Other luxury brands which have already crossed over to the crossover segment and are already expected in making sedan versions are also the closest rivals. The Porsche Panamera Turbo S is the perfect example of what McLaren needs to follow, but they are probably not going to implement the same formula but rather a variation on the same subject.

2019 McLaren Sedan Release Date

The 2019 McLaren Sedan is pure speculative for now and seems as if it is a million years away. But the release is actually very closer as the British company is ready to jump on the band wagon and quickly pick up the pieces which are left from other manufactures. The best that they would probably be able to do is releasing the car by 2019. Let us hope that this release date is not too late for them as they need to start sooner rather than later in ordered to catch up on the cars currently available.