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August 2014


  • McLaren 650S

This car is named for its mega-powerful 3.8-litre twin-turbo petrol engine developing 650hp. The design channels the stupefying P1, and its performance the 12C since the coupé version zips from standstill to 100kph in 3 seconds, 200kph in 8.4 seconds and 300kph in 25.4 seconds.

By Alexandre Benoist