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27/09/2014 761

McLaren presents 625C

McLaren has issued the following press release:

THE McLAREN 625C: THE FIRST REGIONALLY TAILORED McLAREN MODEL

- New more refined and more accessible McLaren 625C created for the increasingly important Asian market

- Based on the globally available 650S

- Coupe and Spider models available from launch

As McLaren continues to grow its presence globally, the British sportscar maker has announced plans for its first regionally tailored model aimed at the Asian market. The new McLaren 625C offers the greatest level of refinement of any McLaren model to date, combined with the optimised driving dynamics all McLarens are famous for.

The Asian market has seen the biggest area of growth for McLaren Automotive over the past two years, not least with the entry into China in September 2013. Sales are set to grow from 20 percent in 2013 to more than a third in 2014.

The McLaren 625C is being launched in response to customer demand in the Asian region, sharing the visual drama of the 650S, but with an increased focus on day-to-day usability and comfort. Through revisions to the groundbreaking ProActive Chassis Control and the suspension hardware, the driving dynamics and ride quality are further optimised. The end result is another no-compromise sportscar, offering class-defining levels of performance and quality, and taking refinement to a new level.

The name of the 625C refers to the power output of the highly efficient derivative of the 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 powerplant – 625PS (616bhp). ‘C’ stands for ‘Club’, highlighting a more accessible and less extreme model in terms of character. However, the McLaren 625C enjoys a number of the technical advances already debuted on the McLaren 650S.

With a power output of 625PS (616 bhp), enhancements have been made to driveability and efficiency with engine torque of 610Nm (450 lb ft). Acceleration from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) takes just 3.1 seconds, while 200 km/h (124 mph) is reached in 8.8 seconds for the Coupé. Despite the lower power of the 625C, maximum speed mirrors that of the 650S, at 333 km/h (207mph) [329 km/h (204 mph) for Spider], and CO2 emissions remain the same, at 275 g/km.

New dampers and revised mechanical balance give the McLaren 625C the most refined ride of any McLaren model to date. The bespoke set up, with a less stiff spring rate at the rear, ensure a sharp response with no loss in ride comfort through the ProActive Chassis Control system in ‘Normal’ mode, without any compromise to handling or performance in ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes, offering. 

The new McLaren 625C will initially be launched in Hong Kong, with Coupe and Spider bodystyles both immediately available. Selected other markets across the Asia Pacific region will be announced in the coming months.

TECHNICAL AND PERFORMANCE FIGURES

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION – McLaren 625C Coupe

Drivetrain Layout

Longitudinal Mid-Engine, RWD

 

Track, F/R (mm)

1656 / 1583

Engine Configuration

V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc

 

Length (mm)

4512

Engine

PS / rpm

625 / 7250

 

Width (mm)

2093

Torque Nm / rpm

610 / 3000-7000

 

Height (mm)

1199

Transmission

7 Speed SSG

 

Dry Weight (kg / lbs)

1336 / 2945

Body Structure

Carbon Fibre MonoCell with  

Aluminium Front and Rear Frames

 

Active Aerodynamics

McLaren Airbrake

Wheelbase (mm)

2670

 

Suspension

ProActive Chassis Control

Brakes

Cast Iron Discs with Forged Aluminium Hubs (F 370mm/R 350mm)

 

ProActive Chassis Control modes

Normal / Sport / Track

Tyres (F/R)

Pirelli P Zero™235/35 R19/

Pirelli P Zero™305/30 R20

 

Powertrain Modes

Winter / Normal / Sport / Track

Wheel Sizes (F/R)

19” x 8.5”J / 20” x 11” J

 

 

 

 

PERFORMANCE DATA

Efficiency

CO2

275 g/km

 

Fuel consumption (combined)

24.2 mpg

 

Power to weight - with lightweight options

480PS (473 bhp) /tonne

 

CO2/power

0.45 g/km per PS

 

 

 

Speed

Maximum speed

333 km/h (207 mph)

 

 

 

Acceleration

0-100 kph (62 mph)

3.1 s*

 

0-200 kph (124 mph)

8.8 s*

 

0-300 kph (186 mph)

26.7 s*

 

0-400m / ¼ mile

10.6s @136 mph

 

*  with optional fit Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION – McLaren 625C Spider

Drivetrain Layout

Longitudinal Mid-Engine, RWD

 

Track, F/R (mm)

1656 / 1583

Engine Configuration

V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc

 

Length (mm)

4512

Engine

PS / rpm

625 / 7250

 

Width (mm)

2093

Torque Nm / rpm

610 / 3000-7000

 

Height (mm)

1199

Transmission

7 Speed SSG

 

Dry Weight (kg / lbs)

1376 / 3034

Body Structure

Carbon Fibre MonoCell with  

Aluminium Front and Rear Frames

 

Active Aerodynamics

McLaren Airbrake

Wheelbase (mm)

2670

 

Suspension

ProActive Chassis Control

Brakes

Cast Iron Discs with Forged Aluminium Hubs (F 370mm/R 350mm)

 

ProActive Chassis Control modes

Normal / Sport / Track

Tyres (F/R)

Pirelli P Zero™235/35 R19/

Pirelli P Zero™305/30 R20

 

Powertrain Modes

Winter / Normal / Sport / Track

Wheel Sizes (F/R)

19” x 8.5”J / 20” x 11” J

     

 

PERFORMANCE DATA

Efficiency

CO2

275 g/km

 

Fuel consumption (combined)

24.2 mpg

 

Power to weight - with lightweight options

466 PS (459 bhp) /tonne

 

CO2/power

0.44 g/km per PS

 

 

 

Speed

Maximum speed

329 km/h (204 mph)

 

 

 

Acceleration

0-100 kph (62 mph)

3.1 s*

 

0-200 kph (124 mph)

9.0 s*

 

0-300 kph (186 mph)

27.7 s*

 

0-400m / ¼ mile

10.8s @134 mph

 

*  with optional fit Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres

SOURCE: MCLAREN AUTOMOTIVE

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