In a first of its kind move, McLaren has revealed their first ever regional specific model aimed at the Asian markets, christened as the Mclaren 625C. Based on the platform of existing model 650S, the 625C derives its looks heavily from the 650S, but will be designed for everyday comfort and drive. To achieve the everyday usability, changes will be made in the chassis and the suspension system.
The engine for the 625C will be a 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 power-plant producing 625PS. This is the reason the car is named 625C wherein the 'C' stands for ‘Club’, meaning a more practical car. The car is capable of doing 0 to 100 kmph in just 3.1 seconds, while 200kmph is reached in 8.8 seconds. Despite the lower power output, the top speed can go to 333kmph.
The new 625C will initially be launched in Hong Kong, with Coupe and Spyder body styles available. The rest of the Asia Pacific region will get the car shortly with the dates to be announced in the coming months. As said, the revisions made to the chassis are called ProActive Chassis Control and the suspensions are tweaked for a better ride comfort and overall refinement.
Priced at around $265,500, the 650S costs over $25,000 more than the flagship model of McLaren, the 12C. The 625C will cost somewhere around the same price point. We speculate that much of the enthusiasm will be shown in India considering the staggering prices, though we hope, it will come to India soon.