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Meet the McLaren 625S, a toned down 650S for Asians

Heads up, Asia! McLaren is about to unleash a brand new supercar in your general direction. This, our Pacific-dwelling chums, is the McLaren 625C Spider and Coupe.

The 625C is so called because its engine, the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 found in the 650S, has been tuned to produce 625PS, rather than 650PS in the 650S. The ‘C’, in case you were wondering, stands for ‘Club’, reinforcing the fact it is a slightly softer, more accessible version of the mad-as-a-bag-of-spiders 650S.

The 625C is a baby 650S.
The 625C is a baby 650S.

That’s not to say the 625C is slow. McLaren say it’ll do 0-62mph in 3.1 seconds, 0-124mph in 8.1 seconds with maximum speeds of 207mph for the Coupe and 204mph for the Spider.

The 625C’s rear suspension is more forgiving than that of the 650S, with new dampers, a revised mechanical balance and a less stiff spring rate in the rear, contributing to a car that is “more refined and more accessible” than the 650S when running in ‘Normal’ mode.

The McLaren 625C will go on sale first in Hong Kong in both Coupe and Spider forms. Other selected markets across the Asia Pacific region will be announced in the coming months.

We’ve no clue on pricing at present, but there’s every chance it’ll be less expensive than the 650S, which retails for a not inconsiderable £195,000.

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