The McLaren 620R
McLaren's new entry level track monster
Imagine you're rich and you like racing cars but you're not as good as Lewis Proctor and Patrik Matthiesen(McLaren's GT4 race boys). Well McLaren has made just the car for you.
its called the 620R. Basically you take a standard 570S, turn it into a GT4 race car and then turn the GT4 into a track car that's street legal. Now unlike the race car, this isn't under FIA rules and regulations so McLaren went the extra mile with their new entry level track car.
Engine and Performance
Now the standard GT4 car is limited to around 500bhp or less, this car however isn't so the boffins at Woking boosted the 3.8L twin-turbo V8 to 620bhp. The 0-100km/h(0-62mph) is down to 2.8 seconds and to a top speed of 200mph on it's standard Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R road tyres Now I've mentioned the tyres because McLaren will over you a set of race slicks that you can use for when you decide to take your car on a track day so you can feel like Mr Proctor. Paired to the big rear spoiler, GT4 aerodynamic kit and the carbon ceramics to provide stopping power and this thing should lap like it's GT4 counterpart.
Design and Aerodynamics
Now this thing is a track car so aero kit is really there for a purpose. At the front of we have a new splitter, canards and a racing hook. The bonnet features to air scoops to allow air to flow out from the low splitter to over the car. At the top there is a new roof scoop(which is optional). The rear features the GT4 inspired carbon fibre race wing which has a rear brake light to make it road legal but on a track can adjust and gives up to 185kg's of downforce. The diffuser is taken straight from the GT4
Now when you make a track car, the best way to make a car lightweight you strip the interior. So McLaren has removed the carpets, glovebox, navigation, audio system and the air-con, but if you feel your sweat glands won't handle it you can re-install them at no extra cost. You can even add a three camera track telemetry system to show to remind yourself that you're a "driving God". Standard interior amenities are door-pull straps, carbon fiber bucket seats with six point harnesses, carbon fiber paddle shifters, carbon fiber steering spokes and carbon fiber centre console all to help lighten the weight and give that race car feel.
Price and Limited-run
Prices start at:
£250 000 with taxes
$299 000 with taxes
EUR 269 100
Sadly due to limiting the car to 350 examples. We in South Africa will not be getting them so there's no price tag here in Rands. But for those nations where the car is being sold, payment will commence in January and deliveries will be made in February 2021 so until then, take your Pista or GT3 for a drive.
If the Senna is too much(and too ugly) and you couldn't get your hands on one. Or if the LT models aren't track focused enough for you, then have one of these. It seems worth it if you take the slicks with it.