McLaren has finally decided to show us one of their hidden gems, the 650S Spider Nurburgring 24H Edition. This special model was developed as a celebration for a performance achieved at last year’s edition of the 24 Hours of Nürburgring when the company’s factory driver Kevin Estre managed to set a new record by completing the lap in 8 minutes and 10 seconds during the qualifying session with a Dörr Motorsport’s 12C GT3 racecar. Needless to say, he obtained pole position and managed to improve the old record by no less than 6 seconds.
For this reason, McLaren has decided to elaborate a limited-run 650S Spider and only 8 cars are being built, with all of them featuring numerous enhancements both inside and out. Many of the exterior bits and pieces represent the work of McLaren Special Operations (MSO), such as the side blades, rear diffuser and front splitter which are all manufactured from carbon fiber.
As for the lightweight alloy wheel set and the exhaust system, these have been provided by Dörr Motorsport while the interior cabin hosts numerous MSO goodies like the Alcantara and leather upholstery, orange seatbelts, a carbon package and decorative stitching while a special plaque has also been installed to remind you of just how special this 650S Spider really is.
There aren’t any mechanical tweaks, so power comes from the same 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that churns 650 bhp and 678 Nm of torque. It’s enough muscle to grant the supercar with a 0-100 kmph run in just 3 seconds while getting to 200 kmph from a standstill takes 8.6 seconds.
What sets the Spider apart from the coupe is the retractable two-piece hard top which can be operated at speeds of up to 30 kmph and it takes less than 17 seconds to fully close or open.