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McLaren Shows off its Asia-Bound 625C

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McLaren Shows off its Asia-Bound 625C

2015 McLaren 625C

2015 McLaren 625C (Credit: © McLaren)

Asia is one of the fastest growing markets for the super-luxury and supercar segments, and many automakers like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Bentley and Rolls-Royce have released special-edition models targeted specifically at that market. Now McLaren is set to join this party with the release of its Asia-only 625C.

The 625C is essentially a slightly detuned version of the 650S that we get here in the states. Its exterior and underpinnings are identical to the 650S’, but where the difference lies is under in the engine stuffed behind the seats. Here the 625C carries the same 3.8-liter, twin-turbo, V-8 engine as the 650S, but instead of having 650 PS (640 horsepower) and 678 Nm (500 pound-feet) of torque, the 625C has 625 PS (616 horsepower) and 610 Nm (450 pound-feet) of torque. The 625C’s power still routes through the same seven-speed SSG transmission as the 650S on its way to the rear wheels.

The net result is a 0-to-62-mph time of 3.1 seconds, a 0-to-124-mph time of just 8.8 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph. The two sprint times are 0.1 and 0.4 seconds slower than the 650S, respectively, whereas the top speed is the same as the 650S. Likewise, fuel economy and carbon-dioxide emission are identical to the 650S.

2015 McLaren 625C

2015 McLaren 625C (Credit: © McLaren)

Like its European and American sibling, the 625C has the ProActive Chassis Control system that changes the characteristics of the suspension at the driver’s request. The driver can choose between “Normal,” “Sport,” and “Track.”

The 625C Coupe and Spider are already available in Hong Kong, and other select regions of Asia will get their crack at this powerful supercar in the coming months.

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