Cars Track-focused McLaren 620R revealed

13:16  09 december  2019
13:16  09 december  2019 Source:   carbuyer.co.uk

New McLaren 620R revealed as limited-run, road-legal GT4 racer

  New McLaren 620R revealed as limited-run, road-legal GT4 racer McLaren's new model is road-ready version of 570S GT4 with more power, less weight and race-spec aero packageDescribed as “a road-legal version of a race car”, the 620R shares much of its chassis and aerodynamic hardware with the 570S GT4 racer. McLaren claims it “retains the DNA of a fully homologated track car yet is free from the restrictions that race regulations apply”.

McLaren 620 R spied looking cooler than the race car. More cars need roof scoops. We'll probably see it revealed within the year, since it looks to be far along in development.

These images, first published by Piston Heads , reveal that McLaren has developed a road-going version of the 570S GT4 race car to slot above the exhilarating 600LT in its range. Many of the aggressive aerodynamic parts from the 570S GT4 are carried through to the 620 R .

a car parked on the side of a road: McLaren 620R - front 3/4 dynamic passing © Carbuyer McLaren 620R - front 3/4 dynamic passing
• Based on McLaren’s 570S GT4 race car • Powered by a twin-turbo 3.8-litre engine producing 610bhp • Only 350 cars will be built, each costing £250,000

This is the McLaren 620R, the latest model to join McLaren’s Sport Series range. Production of the 620R, essentially a road-legal version of the McLaren 570S GT4 race car, will be limited to just 350 examples. Prices start at £250,000, with customer deliveries starting in February 2020.

According to McLaren, the 620R shares many aerodynamic and mechanical parts with the 570S GT4 race car and offers a “pure motorsport experience in a road car.”

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Mind you, the McLaren 620 R looks even more radical than the GT4 racer as it adds a large roof scoop similar to the one first seen on the 1 of 10 570S MSO X commissioned by McLaren Newport Beach last year. Under the skin, the McLaren 620 R is expected to feature hardware from the 570S GT4 racer

McLaren has announced a race-spec but road-ready variant for the Sports Series lineup, called the 620 R , set to go into limited McLaren claims it “retains the DNA of a fully homologated track car yet is free from the restrictions that race regulations apply”. The latter point has allowed the Woking brand to

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The 620R looks broadly similar to the 570S GT4, with a deeper front airdam, a tow hook and front bumper-mounted side fins. A carbon fibre rear wing is taken straight from the GT4, but has an integrated third brake light to make it road-legal. This wing can be adjusted to one of three settings, each increasing the car’s downforce up to a maximum of 185kg.

Power comes from McLaren’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine, which gets a power increase to 610bhp (620PS) thanks to an upgraded ECU and tweaks to the turbochargers. Like all Sport Series models, power goes to the rear wheels via a seven-speed DCT gearbox. These changes give the 620R a claimed 0-62mph time of 2.9 seconds, a 0-124mph time of 8.1 seconds and a top speed of 200mph.

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Road-legal but with track purpose, the 620 R will be based on the 600LT. McLaren adding hardcore GT4-based 620 R model to the range. Road-legal track -inspired coupe pushes Sport Series range to 612 hp.

It’s the 620 R , and it’s among the punchiest things to come out of Woking yet. It’s certainly the punchiest of the company’s smaller, Sports Series models. Even more than the mighty 600LT, McLaren ’s other Sports Series track special. This one offers a faster laptime – naturally – and if that’s the sort of boast

Other track-focused upgrades include a fully adjustable coilover motorsport specification suspension, which features 32 individual settings per corner. Stiffer anti-roll bars and engine mounts have also been fitted, along with carbon-ceramic brakes and stickier Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R semi-slick tyres. Buyers can order full-slick racing tyres for track use.

The interior has been stripped out, with the air conditioning and infotainment system removed to reduce weight. Both of these systems can be added back at no extra cost, but items such as the glovebox and floor mats are permanent absentees.

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