2015 McLaren 650SSpider
Year of manufacture2015
$145,000 - $155,000
When McLaren introduced its 675LT at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show and touted the updated version of the 650S’ lighter curb weight, its more powerful engine, its uprated brakes, and its track-honed suspension, many owners formed a queue to trade up. A select few saw the opportunity to update and modify the already potent 650S and that is just what happened with this Spyder.
With the goal of outperforming the 675LT in mind, the car was shuffled off to Hypercar Development of Charlotte, North Carolina. A modified ECU paired with race-style catalytic converters amps up the twin-turbo V-6 to nearly 800 horsepower at the rear wheels. Upgraded cooling and a reworked rear fairing help ensure factory-style usability as well. The 173-hp boost over stock is handled by an uprated seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with a limited-slip differential as well as a race-style clutch. This 650S looks the part, too, with its 675LT-style front bumper and carbon fiber trim on its side skirts, splitters, and diffuser.
Ride height is lowered by about an inch with an underbelly skid plate fitted to ensure real-world usability. Carbotech high-performance brake pads and racing-grade brake fluid bring the car to a rapid halt. Additional upgrades over stock include a roll cage and carbon fiber-backed seats compatible with three-point seatbelts. Now showing just under 11,000 miles, the car has been put through its paces and has joined the International Mile Racing Association’s 200-mph club. Needless to say, the 675LT-level performance goal was both met and exceeded by Hypercar with this 650S. It comes with manuals with pouch, parts, and spare wheels with tires (see condition photos).
The opportunity to acquire a piece of performance history only comes so often, and this 650S Spyder has already done the heavy lifting.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/0120.