Is based on the McLaren 570S GT4 race car
Features the familiar twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8
Makes 612 horses and 620Nm of torque
Does 0-100kph in just 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 322kph
The limited-run coupe will be built in only 350 examples
McLaren has revealed the new 620R and it is the wildest thing to come out of Woking yet! The race-spec and road-ready variant for its Sports Series line-up will go into limited production early next year.
Sharing much of its chassis and aerodynamic hardware with the 570S GT4 racer, the new McLaren features the DNA of a fully homologated track car. It’s the fastest Sports Series model yet; it utilises the familiar twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 dialed to 612 horsepower (620PS, as its name suggests) and 620Nm of torque (that is 50 horses and 20Nm more than the standard 570S) after tweaking the ECU and turbocharger management. It can get from 0-100kph in 2.9 seconds and has a top speed of 322kph. In its lightest spec, the 620R weighs 1,282kg.
It packs the GT4 car’s two-way manually adjustable coilover system (the dampers are 6kg lighter than the standard units) and it has been engineered to run on slick tyres (it comes with Pirelli Trofeo R semi-slicks from the factory) while the brakes are carbon ceramic.
It also gets the same adjustable carbon fibre rear wing as the GT4 along with a redesigned front bumper, splitter and bonnet which have all been designed to improve airflow.
The cabin comes without any carpeting, glovebox, air-conditioning or a navigation system in a bid to keep the weight down (you can have these and an audio system installed at no extra cost if you wish) while the lightweight carbon fibre racing seats get six-point harnesses as standard.
Just 350 will be built and each will come with a numbered plaque on the dash.