allcarschannel McLaren has announced a Super Sports car dedicated to the Asian markets, in the form of the 625c in Coupe and Spider versions. The Asian market has seen the biggest area of growth for McLaren Automotive over the past two years, not least with the entry into China in September 2013. In Malaysia, the McLaren MP4-12C, 650S and P1 variants are distributed by Auto Britannia (McLaren Kuala Lumpur), a subsidiary of Sime Darby Berhad, and perhaps in the near future, the 625C will make its way to the country.

The McLaren 625C is being launched in response to customer demand in the Asian region, sharing the visual drama of the 650S, but with an increased focus on day-to-day usability and comfort. Through revisions to the groundbreaking ProActive Chassis Control and the suspension hardware, the driving dynamics and ride quality are further optimized. The end result is another no-compromise sportscar, offering class-defining levels of performance and quality, and taking refinement to a new level.

McLaren 625C Super Sports is a derivative of the 650S

The name of the 625C refers to the power output of the highly efficient derivative of the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 powerplant, 625PS (616bhp). ‘C’ stands for ‘Club’, highlighting a more accessible and less extreme variant in terms of character. However, the McLaren 625C enjoys a number of the technical advances already debuted on the McLaren 650S.

With a power output of 625PS, enhancements have been made to driveability and efficiency with engine torque of 610Nm. Acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 3.1 seconds, while 100 km/h is reached in 3.1 seconds for the Coupé, as well as the Spider. Despite the lower power of the 625C, maximum speed mirrors that of the 650S, at 333 km/h (329 km/h for Spider), and CO2 emissions remain the same, at 275 g/km.

New dampers and revised mechanical balance give the McLaren 625C the most refined ride of any McLaren variant to date. The bespoke set up, with a less stiff spring rate at the rear, ensure a sharp response with no loss in ride comfort through the ProActive Chassis Control system in ‘Normal’ mode, without any compromise to handling or performance in ‘Sport’ and ‘Track’ modes, offering.

The new McLaren 625C will initially be launched in Hong Kong, with Coupe and Spider bodystyles both immediately available. Selected other markets across the Asia Pacific region will be announced in the coming months.

McLaren 625C Coupe/Spider Specifications

Dimensions
Width: 2093mm
Length: 4512 mm
Height: 1199mm
Wheelbase: 2670mm

Engine: V8 Twin Turbo / 3799cc
Power output/ Torque: 625 PS at 7250 rpm/610 Nm at 3000-7000
0 – 100 km/h: 3.1 seconds
Max. Speed: 333 km/h (329 km/h Spider)

Transmission:7 Speed SSG
Wheel/tyre size: 235/35 R19 (front): 305/30 R20 (rear)
Brakes/Suspension: Cast Iron Discs with Forged Aluminium Hubs (F 370mm/R 350mm)/ ProActive Chassis Control

Edited: McLaren