There's another new McLaren out. This new one's the McLaren 620R, but unlike some of the recent creations, this one is a road-legal racecar.
The McLaren 620R is not going to be made in huge numbers as the Woking-based brand says just 350 will be assembled. Based on the McLaren 570S GT4 and celebrate this vehicle's illustrious racing career, the 620R is said to "deliver a race-car experience on either track or road."
What exactly does this mean? Well, it shares quite a bit with the GT4 racecar, such as the carbon fibre chassis, adjustable aerodynamics and suspension. That trick suspension ranges from 2-way manually adjustable coilover dampers with 32 clicks of adjustment per corner to the stiffer anti-roll bars and springs.
Then there's the engine, with the M838TE 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 motor produces 455 kW and 620 Nm. Unlike its GT4 sibling which is restricted, this gives you the maximum amount of shove. Acceleration is brutal, with 0-100 kph being dispatched in 2.9 seconds, but even more impressive is the 8.1 second time for the 0-200 kph. If the road is long enough, the maximum speed is claimed at 322 kph. The vehicle comes with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R semi-slick tyres as standard equipment.
Inside, the McLaren 620R features 6-point harnesses and lightweight carbon fibre racing seats and door pull straps. There are lashings of carbon fibre throughout the cabin and can be seen in the shift paddles, steering wheel spokes and centre console.
"The McLaren 570S GT4 is a first-class GT race car that having won races in every championship it has competed in since its first appearance in 2017 is attracting an increasing number of customer racing teams. Now, in response to repeated customer requests, we have homologated that class-leading package for the road in the new McLaren 620R, a limited-edition, 620PS superlight coupe that is the perfect choice for an enthusiast wanting an authentic motorsport driving sensation - and performance to match - on both track and road." Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive.