The open top McLaren 650S Spider is currently sharing a world premiere with the 650S Coupe at the Geneva Motor Show. The brand has also released images and full information for the convertible version of its latest model.

650S Spider offers the same performance, handling and driver enjoyment as its coupe sibling, but adds a two-piece retractable hard top. At the event, the car is shown in Tarocco Orange, which is a new paint finish added to the McLaren colour collection.

The convertible is mechanically identical to the 650S Coupe and is fitted with the McLaren M838T twin turbo V8 engine. It generates 650 hp (478 kW) and 678 Nm (500 lb ft). Therefore the acceleration time from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) is (no surprise) 3.0 seconds - absolutely identical to the Coupe veriosn, while the 0-200 km/h (124 mph) sprint is reached in 8.6 seconds, only additional 0.2 seconds in comparison wit the coupe.

Maximum speed is 329 km/h mph (204 mph) and the fuel consumption and emissions are the same as with the coupe - 24.2 mpg (11.7 l/100km) on the EU combined cycle and 275 g/km of CO2.

At the heart of the McLaren 650S is the carbon fibre MonoCell chassis that needs no additional strengthening or reinforcing. It lends the 650S Spider identical handling and ride, and virtually identical straight-line performance figures. The overall weight of the "cabrio" is 1,370 kg (dry). This makes 40 kg over the Coupe added from the Retractable Hard Top and roof mechanism.

The two-piece Retractable Hard Top automatically raises or lowers in less than 17 seconds. In addition, this Spider uses a heated glass rear window, operating independently of the roof. With the roof down, the rear window acts as a wind deflector, reducing cabin buffeting.

An interesting highlight regarding the 650S models is that their interior is not stripped-off, which is typical for the motorsport cars. Instead, the 650S Coupé and 650 Spider models are fitted with a high level of luxury equipment as standard.

For instance, carbon ceramic brakes sit behind unique ‘650' lightweight alloy wheels. The latter are fitted with Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres. Other standard equipment features include IRIS satellite navigation with Bluetooth telephony, DAB digital radio in Europe (or SIRIUS satellite radio in North America), wireless tethering, audio streaming and voice control. The entire cabin is fully trimmed in Alcantara.

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McLaren 650S Spider Technical Specifications:

Drivetrain Layout Longitudinal Mid-Engine, RWD Track, F/R (mm) 1656 / 1583
Engine Configuration V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc Length (mm) 4512
Engine PS / rpm 650 / 7250 Width (mm) 2093
Torque Nm / rpm 678 / 6000 Height (mm) 1203
Transmission 7 Speed SSG Dry Weight (kg / lbs) 1370 / 3020
Body Structure Carbon Fibre MonoCell with

Aluminium Front and Rear Frames

Active Aerodynamics McLaren Airbrake
Wheelbase (mm) 2670 Suspension ProActive Chassis Control
Brakes Carbon Ceramic Discs with Forged Aluminium Hubs (F 394mm/R 380mm) ProActive Chassis Control modes Normal / Sport / Track
Tyres (F/R) Pirelli P Zero Corsa 235/35 R19 /

Pirelli P Zero Corsa 305/30 R20

Powertrain Modes Winter / Normal / Sport / Track
Wheel Sizes (F/R) 19" x 8.5"J / 20" x 11" J

McLaren 650S Spider Performance Data:

Efficiency CO2 275 g/km
Fuel consumption (combined) 24.2 mpg
Power to weight (with lightweight options) 485 PS (478 bhp) /tonne
CO2/power 0.42 g/km per PS
Speed Maximum speed 329 km/h (204 mph)
Acceleration 0-100 kph (62 mph) 3.0 s
0-200 kph (124 mph) 8.6 s
0-300 kph (186 mph) 26.5 s
0-400 m / ¼ mile 10.6 @ 222 km/h (138 mph)
Braking Braking 100-0 km/h     30.7 m (101 ft)
200-0 km/h     124 m (407 ft)
300-0 km/h     273 m (896 ft)

Source: McLaren