McLaren just did something few supercar companies do.
McLaren raised prices on its 650S coupe and spider for 2016, $4,000 and $4,275 respectively. That brings each car’s total up to $223,600 (coupe) and $288,600 (convertible). So why is that good news? Well, each 2016 McLaren 650S now comes with $22,500 worth of carbon-fiber parts that used to be optional extras. Yes, 2016 650S models now get a carbon fiber front splitter, rear bumper, side skirts, mirror caps (!), air intakes and a sweet interior package made from the lightweight material.
Whether or not all this extra stuff really costs $22,500 is up for debate. Regardless, it’s nice to see an automaker actually justifying a price bump with added performance features. Supercar companies can afford to arbitrarily raise prices because the folks who buy those cars don’t really care to part with an extra $5,000 or more. That makes what McLaren just did pretty damn awesome. Everyone else, take notes.