Everything for a reason

Every time you approach your McLaren 650S Spider, you’ll feel the same tingle of excitement. Every panel, every surface, every detail has been painstakingly designed to look just as good whether the roof is up or down.

CLASS LEADING RETRACTABLE HARD TOP

It stops raining, the sun comes out, you don’t want to pull over… no problem. Press one button and the McLaren 650S Spider’s retractable hardtop folds gracefully into the bodywork, and it’ll do so at speeds of up to 30kph(19mph).

 

17 SECS RAISED OR LOWERED IN UNDER 17 SECONDS

19 MPH DEPLOYED AT SPEEDS OF UP TO 19MPH

2 PIECE TWO PIECE FULLY AUTOMATIC DESIGN

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INSPIRED BY NATURE

INSPIRED BY NATURE

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DESIGN DIRECTOR FRANK STEPHENSON DISCUSSES HIS INSPIRATIONS AND THE DEVELOPING DESIGN LANGUAGE OF McLAREN ROAD CARS.

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INSPIRATION

Nature is the world’s most effective designer. Millions of years of evolution have created some of the most sophisticated and efficient design solutions. McLaren designers have a natural curiosity and an obsession with efficient design, which is why our inspiration often comes from the natural world and the animal kingdom. We also take design cues from art, sculpture, aeronautics and everyday life.

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BIOMIMICRY

We are surrounded by nature’s genius. Biomimicry lets us learn from nature, then use it to solve complicated engineering problems. By asking what would nature do, we find ingenious ways to make our cars more aerodynamic, boost downforce, increase performance and improve handling.

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SHRINK-WRAPPED

Animals that are built for speed are always lean, light and agile. Evolved for a single purpose, their skin appears shrink-wrapped over their bone and muscle. The cheetah is a perfect example of this optimised design. It looks fast even when it’s standing still.
Taking the same approach to the bodywork over our car’s mechanical skeleton reduces volume and strips excess material. It also reduces the surface area and lets us remove weight from the car. The result is a supercar that’s lean, light, beautiful – and stunningly quick.

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AN INCREDIBLE FINISH

Just like our Formula 1 racers, every kilogram on the McLaren 650S Spider has to justify its existence. It’s what makes our cars so exciting to drive. The McLaren 650S's paintwork is no exception: our 3-stage, Formula 1-inspired paint technology ensures the colour, tint, lustre and finish is flawless, while keeping weight to an absolute minimum. Whether it’s a personal favourite, or you want to evoke racing cars from McLaren’s illustrious past, you’ll find the perfect colour for your McLaren 650S Spider. The AkzoNobel paints are mixed by hand, applied by hand and finished by hand to exacting standards.

Want something extra exclusive? Many of our Special and Elite paint finishes contain a higher level of metallic and pearlescent content. Using exclusive pigments and a greater holographic effect, these highly crafted finishes complement the car’s stunning design by accentuating every line, curve and contour of the body.

WHEELS

LIGHTER. STRONGER. FASTER.

Not only do the McLaren 650S Spider’s lightweight forged alloy wheels look stunning, they’re also extra strong and shed weight from the most beneficial place. That means they amplify the breathtaking dynamics, improve the ride comfort and exaggerate the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8’s mind-blowing performance.

They’re supplied with all new high-grip Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa System tyres for even faster cornering, improved traction and better braking.

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LIGHTS

ILLUMINATING DESIGN

Inspired by the McLaren P1™ and echoing the McLaren speed marque, the McLaren 650S features striking all-LED headlights with all functions – dipped- and full-beam, indicators, day-time running lamps – illuminated by LED technology. LED headlights are as bright as Xenon, but last the life of the vehicle and draw less current, saving fuel and CO2.

ILLUMINATING DESIGN

Embedded in a thin LED strip, the lights are spectacular when lit – stealthy when not. Specifically designed spherical bulbs in the Airbrake strip ensure the brake lights are highly visible – even when the Airbrake is deployed.

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