McLaren has launched a new limited edition Sports Series model. It’s called the McLaren 620R and to put it plainly, it’s a road-legal GT4 racer.
While the new McLaren 620R does look like a race car, McLaren claims that it drives like one too. It is based on the 570S GT4 and features the same single-piece carbon fibre Monocell II chassis. As a result, the car weighs just 1,282 kg.
Just like the race car, the 620R comes with adjustable aero, race-derived suspension and a re-tuned engine. Powering the beast is a 3.8-liter, twin-turbo V8 that used in the GT4 racer. The various upgrades result in an overall output of 620 hp and 457 lb-ft of torque. This also makes it the most powerful Sports Series model, placing it above the McLaren 600LT.
The engine is mated to a 7-speed Seamless Shift Gearbox (SSG). McLaren claims that the 620R can accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds. 0-124 mph comes up in just 8.1 seconds and the top speed is 200 mph.
McLaren 620R – Technical Specifications
|Engine||M838TE engine, 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, 3,799cc|
|Power||620 hp @ 7000 rpm|
|Torque||457 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm|
|0-62 mph||2.9 seconds|
|Top Speed||200 mph|
On the chassis side, the 620R comes with adjustable dampers, lightweight aluminium wishbones and uprights and stiffer anti-roll bars and springs. The car is fitted with carbon ceramic disc brakes as standard with 19-inch and 20-inch rims at the front and rear respectively. The wheels are wrapped in Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R semi-slick tyres as standard.
Production of the McLaren 620R will be limited to just 350 units. It costs £250,000 (including taxes). The Pure McLaren Track Day is including in the price for buyers in the US and Europe.