Car of the Year 2016 | #2: McLaren 650S Spider [VIDEO]

Inspired by the McLaren P1 and deemed a notch above the 12C, the mid-engine, open-top 650S Spider shares the latter’s carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer monocoque tub, which derives from the marque’s Formula 1 cars. The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 engine pumps out 641 hp and 500 ft lbs of torque. It’s paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox. “It’s a flawless transmission married to a remarkable power plant,” said Lee Applbaum. “This is the closest you can come to experiencing the thrill of a Formula 1 car.” Read more>>

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