The McLaren 620R is the ultimate road-racer
GT4 racing for the masses
The McLaren Senna has been adored by many. It is the perfect tribute an automotive company can give to its legendary racing driver. But not everyone could get their hands on the Senna. Worry not folks, McLaren is here for your rescue with the 620R, 'the road legal GT4 race car'.
This is the road legal version of McLaren’s 570S GT4 racecar. The 570S GT4 racer has enjoyed great success and so McLaren thought, "Why not make this racer road legal".
If stats are something by which you judge a car, then the 620R will be a treat for you. 0-62mph takes 2.9secs, 0-124mph takes 8.1secs and the top speed is around 200mph. But wait, isn't that slower than the 600LT? Yes it is. But the 620R produces a lot more downforce.
Just look at that brilliant livery. It is guaranteed to make you smile. What that livery packs under it is the M838TE engine, 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, that produces a massive 612bhp. All that power is carried by 19in front and 20in rear Pirelli P Zero Trofeo Rs.
While pictures of the interior have not been released by McLaren, the interior is expected to be devoid of air con, sat nav, a stereo and a carpet. You can choose a special lightweight Bowers & Wilkins system.
Carbon seats with six-point harnesses are standard and you will also get elongated carbon paddleshifters and a standard telemetery system. Something that you will want to tick on that options list is the Titanium exhaust and roof scoop.
In a car like this, going straight is not as important as going round corners. McLaren knows this fact and has blessed with Manually adjustable two-way motorsport dampers with 32 settings. This suspension makes the 620R 6kg lighter than its regular Sports Series sibling.
Only 350 examples will be made and each will feature a numbered plaque denoting where in the production run it fell. You will also have a choice of colours, decals and numbers for this plaque which will be inspired by McLaren’s racecar programme.
Before the MSO treatment, the 620R will set you back £250,000. That is just one-third of the price of the Senna. Lured?