The McLaren Sports Series debuted in 2015 with the 570S unveiling at the New York Auto Show, and began a major chapter in the company’s history. After 6 years, production of the model line with 7 different versions has ended and the last units are headed to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
Serving for many customers as an entry point to the McLaren brand, more than 8,500 Sports Series cars have been sold globally since 2015. These include the 6 core models – the 540C, 570GT, 570S Spider and the limited-volume 600LT Coupe, 600LT Spider and 620R.
Racing car-inspired 620R
The most powerful Sports Series derivative – its 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces 620 ps/620 Nm – the 620R was inspired by the McLaren 570S GT4 racing car and is the first car in its class to offer true motorsport credentials in a fully road-legal package.
Sharing aerodynamic, hardware and chassis components with the GT4 car, the limited-volume coupe – just 225 production cars were built – was designed to provide a seamless transition from race to road, free from any restrictions that motorsport regulations apply.
The 620R develops 185 kgs of downforce at 250 km/h, its circuit performance being further enhanced by a wider track, lowered suspension and two-way manually adjustable GT4 dampers featuring 32 clicks of adjustment.
Carbon ceramic brakes, centre-locking wheels and a low-exit, stainless steel sports exhaust additionally contribute to the overall experience of a racing car for the road.
Popular options chosen
The majority of 620R models sold across Europe, Middle East and Africa have been ordered with the optional R Pack, which includes a Gloss Finish Visual Carbonfibre Roof Scoop; Titanium SuperSports Exhaust with Gloss Nano Black finishers; Gloss Finish Visual Carbonfibre Front Fender Louvres and a Carbonfibre Interior Pack.
Containing several design and engineering upgrades, the R Pack further intensifies the immersive driving experience of the most track-focused and powerful Sports Series model ever.