Rare McLaren 620R Supercar Now Available With Rarer R Pack
Last month, McLaren presented a version of the tame 570S GT4 race car just enough to get on the road. Dubbed the 620R, the coupe is limited to 225 pieces worldwide, all assembled by hand at the McLaren factory in Woking, UK. Now the automaker is sweetening the deal with an optional R package that includes a beefier exhaust, a roof shovel and other upgrades, but do not a name change to 620RR or 620R squared.
The R Pack elevates the overall design with carbon fiber upgrades, including carbon fiber front fender vents and carbon fiber interior accents. The set also includes a special titanium exhaust which is up to 5 decibels louder than regular exhaust options. It is finished in a glossy black paint for additional visual appeal. The carbon fiber roof shovel, inspired by the McLaren F1 Longtail, is a fully functional air intake system and has a camera to record track sessions. Overall, the R Pack adds £ 25,000 (roughly $ 32,000 at current exchange rates) to the price of the coupe, which isn’t bad considering you’ll pay more for upgrades when they are offered separately.
Under the sheet metal, the McLaren 620R borrows its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine from the 570S GT4. Freed from racing regulations, the engine has been modified to reach 610 hp, making it the most powerful sports production car in the McLaren lineup. Power is channeled through a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. McLaren claims the racing coupe can go from 0 to 100 km / h in 2.8 seconds and reach a top speed of 200 km / h. To achieve such high levels of performance, McLaren lost weight where it could. The car maintains a dry weight of only 1,282 pounds.
Also inspired by the GT4 car, an adjustable carbon fiber wing improves airflow around the 620R. This road legal wing contributes a maximum of 408 pounds of downforce to the 620R at 155 mph. The car also comes with carbon ceramic brakes, two-way manual GT4 shocks and Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires.
The R Pack is available for customers in Europe, Middle East and Africa – Are you jealous?