by Tony West
McLaren releases its first regionally tailored supercar with the new 625C for Asian Markets. After demand grew for the coveted 650S, McLaren produced its lil sister- the 625C, specifically designed to accommodate day-to-day short and long trips. Comfort is enhanced and Proactive Chassis Control is fine tuned.
The new 625C has the power and performance of the 650S, but now with enhanced functionality and comfort. The mid-engine 625C is named for the horsepower of the 3.8 liter V8 engine; and the “C” stands for Club- a more street friendly model line. Even though the 625C boasts slightly less power than the 650S, the carbon fiber monocell and aluminum frames are very similar, as they maximize power and aid aerodynamics. The 625C looks very similar to the 650S with its low wide stance, slim A-pillars and sloping roofline. The 625C is available in Coupe or Spider models and comes with Pirelli P Zero tires.
The new 625C features a 3.8 liter twin turbo V8 with 610 lb-ft of torque. The 625 hp 625C has an impressive top speed of 207 mph and goes from 0-60 mph in 3.1 seconds. The 625C has a standard 7 speed seamless shift gearbox. And enhancements to dampers and Proactive Chassis refine the normal, sport, and track modes with a bespoke setup.