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McLaren 650S First Official Pics

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Blends P1 and 12C design elements for a banging enhanced supercar.

The new McLaren 650S, announced last week with just one teaser image, has just been complemented with a full range of leaked pictures from the company. The car was developed in collaboration with Formula One champion Jenson Button, and will reportedly sport a 641 horsepower twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8. This gives it 25 more horsepower than the standard 12C, in addition to its improved transmission, brakes, tires, suspension and aerodynamics.

McLaren is still undecided about whether the 650S will replace the 12C, or be marketed alongside it. What is clear is that it is directly aimed to combat the Ferrari 458 Speciale, though even the 12C is more powerful than that model. With a radical front fascia design featuring new headlights and air intakes inspired by the P1, the 650S seems ready to knock the 12C into McLaren history, with few buyers expected to opt for the old familiar while this new beauty is shining just across the showroom. Expect more details on the new model's spec and pricing to be uncovered shortly.

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