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2015 McLaren 650S Le Mans

Technical Specs
641 hp 500 lb-ft 2.9 s 207 mph
Horsepower Torque 0-60 mph Top Speed
Engine Exterior Dimensions & Weight
Type V8, Twin-Turbo Length 177.6 in (4512 mm)
Displacement 232 cu in (3799 cc) Width with Mirrors 82.4 in (2093 mm)
Power 641 hp (478 kW) @ 7250 rpm Height 47.2 in (1199 mm)
Torque 500 lb-ft (678 Nm) @ 6000 rpm Dry Weight 2932 lb (1330 kg)
Redline n/a Performance
Electric Power n/a 0-60 mph (0-100 km/h) 2.9 s (3 s)
Electric Torque n/a 1/4 mile 10.5 s @ 139 mph (224 km/h)
Net Power n/a 60-0 mph Braking 100 ft (30.5 m)
Driveline Top Speed 207 mph (333 km/h)
Layout Rear Wheel Drive Fuel Economy
Transmission EPA Fuel Mileage - City n/a
Type 7 Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic EPA Fuel Mileage - HWY n/a
Tires Origin & Price
Tire Size - Front 235/35 ZR19 Manufacturer's Origin United Kingdom
Tire Size - Rear 305/30 ZR20 Base Price Est. $333,000
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McLaren Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Le Mans Win with Special 650S

Published: Tue Jan 20, 2015 by Randy Wellington  |  Source: McLaren
Only 50 
McLaren 650S Le Mans will be available globally, with a design inspired by the 
race-winning #59 McLaren F1 GTR.
Only 50 McLaren 650S Le Mans will be available globally, with a design inspired by the race-winning #59 McLaren F1 GTR.

As the chequered flag fell at the end of the 1995 Le Mans race, five McLaren F1 GTRs crossed the line to finish 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 13th. In honor of this achievement, five special editions of the McLaren F1, badged the McLaren F1 LM, were commissioned - one for each of the cars that finished.

20 years after this success, McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has unveiled a special edition 650S, built to celebrate the anniversary of this result. Only 50 McLaren 650S Le Mans will be available globally, with a design inspired by the race-winning #59 McLaren F1 GTR.

Deliveries are due to commence mid-2015.

The 2015 McLaren 650S Le Mans will be available around the world, priced at 244,500 GBP in the UK. That's around 50,000 GBP more than a base 650S. McLaren hasn't officially released the car's price in the US, but we expect it to be around $333,000.

F1 GTR-Inspired Exterior Design

Designed by MSO in consultation with Peter Stevens, the designer of the iconic McLaren F1, the McLaren 650S Le Mans will be offered as a coupé only, and will borrow a number of styling enhancements from the iconic race-winner, most notably the roof-mounted 'snorkel' air intake. This fully-integrated 'snorkel' channels airflow to the familiar 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine, while also providing enhanced aural drama within the cabin, while the front wings feature subtle louvres to reduce pressure over the front wheels, increasing downforce. The unique 'Le Mans Edition' lightweight wheels - 19-inch at the front, 20-inch at the rear - are styled around the design of the motorsport rims fitted to the 1995 racers. The rims wear the McLaren-developed Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires and are mounted in front of carbon ceramic brakes as standard, with McLaren Orange calipers.

Commenting on the McLaren 650S Le Mans, Stevens explains: "The design of the McLaren F1 rewrote the rulebook. It was intended to offer the ultimate, no compromise road driving experience. The fact that it was transformed into a racer, and a race winner, was true testament to the strength and integrity of the original design, which is something I am very proud of.

"With a mix of subtle design traits, the 650S Le Mans adds a modern twist by blending the iconic lines of the McLaren F1, and heritage features such as the wing louvres and the roof-mounted air intake, with groundbreaking technologies. It is a fantastic homage to that original design, and to the incredible race result achieved by the team in 1995 at one of the most difficult, and most challenging races in the world."

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