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The 2016 McLaren 650S Is Out And It’s A Ford Fiesta ST Cheaper Than Before

Published October 1, 2015

The new McLaren is out and if you don’t see any major difference from anything you’ve seen before we don’t blame you. However, as much as the 2016 McLaren 650S looks the same as the 2015 McLaren 650S, the Brits did add up a bit of elements, lowered the price and made it ever so slightly more appealing.

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Revealed with the dashing yellow colour, a pronounced carbon fibre aero hardware and gorgeous wheels, the 2016 650S captured the supercar vibe quite nicely. It is simply a sports car with the performance thought impossible only a decade or two ago. However, we are greatly interested in the novelties this thing brings. Not a lot for sure, but get this. The carbon fibre aero hardware includes carbon-fibre splitter, rocker panel extensions, side intakes, rear bumper, and mirror caps and the carbon-fiber interior trim package. A lot of carbon fibre is at work here. How much you may ask!? Well, so much that if you wanted all these things on the 650S last year you had to pay more than 11 grand for them. A lot, isn’t it!

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Now, when Carbon fibre need and eagerness is satisfied and all the owners of the previous model year 650S pissed off, McLaren did the best thing possible and added even more value to its 650S. The so-called Enhanced Technology Package became standard. This is a package you’d feel obligated to buy either way, but good Brits are now generously giving it. It brings stuff such as the new lifting system. This is the most important feature in any supercar. It really is, because scraping 11 grand worth of carbon fibre splitters and bumpers isn’t going to help you feel nice for having a supercar. Apart from that, the Enhanced Technology Package brings a rear camera, better park sensors and electrically adjustable seats (this really was an option!?). These are the things you must have on a supercar. In total, all this carbon, aero hardware and safety equipment is worth north of 20k. Basically, if you buy the 2016 McLaren 650S you save up a Fiesta ST with a few options in start. Not a bad deal, is it!?

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However, don’t think for a second that the buyers of this majestic car don’t have anything to opt for any more. Special Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires go for $1300, Spider adds up $4400 more, special comfort package will set you back for another 10 grand, Track Telemetry mobile app 3 grand more and so on. There, the 2016 McLaren 650S definitely can be an honest supercar that is good on your wallet. Well, we don’t know should we call it good at the sticker price of $273,600, but it is at least a 20 grand better deal than it was before and that is fair game played out by the Brits.

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If you’ve forgotten about the really juicy stuff, we have to tell you that the Ricardo V8 twin turbocharged engine is still the centrepiece. With 650 HP and a diabolically intensive responsiveness, the engine provides the RWD coupe the acceleration figures of a racecar. Official specs say that the650S will touch 60 in less than 3 seconds, but we don’t know for sure how less. Also, the top speed is so large, you’d have to be mad to try it out on the roads. You’d be the fastest, that is for sure.

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All in all, the new McLaren is here and we want it even more than before. Man, it would be a blast to own this thing.

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Safet Satara
About Safet Satara

I do not have spare time. All there is is car time. 12 years and counting. I am a Central European gearhead, but you are probably thinking - aaa a disposable Borg drone! Well, actually, I like to dress up like James Bond too. The only thing I need to be him is an Aston Martin (and I love DBS more than DB5 because, reasons). That's something I guess.

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