In the last decade, McLaren have released twenty-four supercars, with the McLaren 620R the latest model from the legendary manufacturer. Powered by McLaren’s mid-mounted twin-turbo V8 engine, the models of the last decade are all super-fast. However, with the 620R, McLaren have broken new ground. Combining a road-legal hypercar, with Formula One capabilities, the British manufacturer’s latest offering has whetted the appetites of enthusiasts like no other supercar has ever done before. Having competed in the FIA Formula One World Championship since its inception, there are few automotive manufacturers as accomplished in the sport. Boasting a total of 873 grands prix entries, 182 race victories and 12 Drivers’ World Championships, no one can do it like McLaren can. In this post, Supercar Drift Racers take a closer look at the McLaren 620R.
First unveiled in December of last year, the 620R is the road legal variant of the McLaren 570S GT4 racing car. Featuring a Monocell II carbon fibre chassis and the same engine as the 570S, the 620R has an engine rating of 620 PS, or 456 kW, or 612 hp. With this, the 620R stands as the company’s most powerful road-legal supercar to date. Packing a mean punch, the supercar is capable of some remarkable acceleration figures, including 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph in 8.1 seconds. Moreover, thanks to some slick aerodynamic enhancements, it is capable of achieving a top speed of 200 mph. Other features include semi-slick Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres, carbon fibre racing seats with a six-point harness, trademarked McLaren Track Telemetry system and a bare minimum racing interior.
As one of the oldest participants in the FIA Formula One World Championship, this week, McLaren Racing reaffirmed its long-term commitment to the sport. As a signatory to the Concorde Agreement, the iconic racing team has secured its place among the elite of the motorsport world until 2025.