Did Liberty Walk go too far? Check out their McLaren 650S
This Liberty Walk McLaren 650S – Do You Love It Or Hate It?
Updated October 1, 2018
Liberty Walk is one of those companies who, even if you don’t know who they, you still know who they are. You can’t go anywhere online without seeing pictures of their wide-body supercar creations. They have always focused their efforts on high-end cars, and their kits have a loud and distinct style to them. They have made kits for the GT-R, the Porsche 911, and even the Gallardo.
When they started modifying brand new supercars, they really started getting some attention. They did a Lamborghini Murcielago, then a Ferrari 458 Italia, and then a Lamborghini Aventador. Needless to say, changing cars that are considered by many to be perfect right from the factory elicited a slew of different opinions. Well if all of that wasn’t enough, they have topped themselves once again with a kit made for the McLaren 650S.
The main issue people take with these cars is the fact that a lot of work went into making these cars fast, agile, and damn near perfect for taking around a track. Not to mention that a standard 650S is an attention grabber all by itself without the deep dish wheels and fender flares.
The power figures have not been mentioned, so it’s assumed that the drivetrain will remain mostly untouched. The McLaren 650S comes with 641 horsepower stock and makes 500 lb-ft. of torque. The top speed is 207 mph and 0-60 takes just under 3 seconds.
The kit comes with a front splitter, a rear diffuser, those gigantic fender flares, and a chassis-mount spoiler to loom over the factory spoiler in the rear. Even with all of the additions, I find it difficult to believe that the car now goes any faster.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Liberty Walk and I love that they really get under the skin of the most smug and pretentious enthusiasts, the pedigree-obsessed type that will stick their nose up at anything that isn’t ‘correct’. They also have a lot of fun doing it. But McLaren really goes above and beyond to make their cars fast and precise, and I think the addition of this whole kit will really affect that. The Liberty Walk McLaren 650S will feel… just different. Love it or hate it, you can count on Liberty Walk not to care either way.
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