Apparently the McLaren 650S has been presented to a private audience and these grainy leaked images are the dregs left for the common man like you and me. That’s until the 650S is revealed at Geneva next month.
Based on the 12C, the 650S has, as its name suggests, an engine producing 650PS (478kW). It’s the familiar twin-turbo 3.8 litre V8, of course.
From the back there’s no mistaking the car’s 12C roots, but up front it’s a slightly uneasy amalgam of a P1 front on a 12C back. A bit like a pantomime creature with a horse’s head and a donkey’s arse.
That mix of 12C and P1 will continue with lighter seats from the P1 helping to reduce weight along with a few software tweaks to the suspension and transmission likely to have been inspired by the all-conquering P1.
UPDATE: Now with video (see below).