A lighter fare for the Far East

Woking ( England ), 30 September 2014

To address the unique requirements of the Asian market, McLaren has unveiled the 625c. Visually similar to the 625c the 650S. Mechanically it was designed but extremely little less. It has the familiar 3.8 - liter twin-turbo V8, but with an output of 625 hp and 610 Newton meters. This corresponds to the performance of the recently expired McLaren 12C and is 25 hp and 68 Newton meters under which the 650S. Nevertheless, accelerated the 625c ?? The C stands for " Club " - in 3.1 seconds to 100 km / h in 8.8 seconds to 200 km / h and reaches 333 km / h top speed same as the 650S. The consumption is identical with an average of 11.7 liters or 275 grams of CO2 per kilometer.

Trimmed chassis for comfort

In addition, the McLaren 625c was fitted with new dampers and a revised suspension set-up of proactive chassis control. The spring rate on the rear axle was also softer tuned to give the car according to McLaren " the geschliffensten comfortable ride " the current model range. There are also new features in the brakes. For more comfort and better suitability for everyday use, the standard in the 650S ceramic brakes have been replaced by a system with conventional steel discs.

Asia as the most important region

It is little surprise that McLaren touches a specific model for the Asian market. Finally Asia made ​​in 2013 for 20 percent of the company's global sales. With its entry into the Chinese market, which took place in September last year, is expected in 2014 even an increase to about one-third. The McLaren 625c will come first in Hong Kong to the market and be available as a coupe and Spider away from the start. Over the next few months he will be also available in other Asian markets. With the prices of the British sports car manufacturer has not yet ruled. The McLaren 650S costs at least 231,500 euros in Germany . ( sh)