McLaren 620R: Special Edition, Road-Legal GT4 Racer Revealed

Ruben Fields
December 10, 2019

Combined with a kerb weight down by about 30kg over the 570S, that allows for a 0-62mph time of 2.9sec, a 0-124mph time of 8.1sec and a top speed of 200mph. To meet the requirements of both road and track, two sets of seatbelts are fitted: six-point racing harnesses and three-point road seat belts.

Also included in this package are the 570S GT4's adjustable aerodynamic elements, as well as its race-derived suspension components and powertrain recalibration.

McLaren has shared new information about its upcoming street-legal supercar based on the racetrack-only 570S GT4. The 620R gets the GT4 car's two-way manually adjustable coilover system, which features 32 clicks of adjustment for rebound and compression rates. For the most part, the bodywork is identical too.

The changes to the suspension continue with aluminium wishbones and uprights and stiffer anti-roll bars and springs.

The gearbox features "Inertia Push" technology, which converts accumulated flywheel momentum into a momentary torque boost during upshifts.

Unsurprisingly, the 620R gets standard carbon ceramic brake discs, with forged aluminum brake calipers.

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Also helping with handling are a set of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tyres, which are road legal but designed for track use.

Lastly, the interior is stripped out and read to go racing. That said, the audio system and navigation - removed as standard - can be put back in at no extra cost. The McLaren 570S has a pretty plush cabin, but the 620R is stripped nearly bare.

Keeping the weight down involves the inevitable ditching of road auto fripperies like air-con, navigation, audio, carpets and glovebox, and the installation of two super-lightweight carbon-fibre racing seats and six-point racing harnesses, though you get regular road seatbelts as well - a bit easier on a trip to the shops.

McLaren Track Telemetry (MTT) system is standard and is displayed on a centre-mounted 7-inch touchscreen. McLaren claims it "retains the DNA of a fully homologated track vehicle yet is free from the restrictions that race regulations apply".

"Now, in response to repeated customer requests, we have homologated that class-leading package for the road in the new McLaren 620R, a limited-edition, 620PS (456kW) superlight coupe that is the ideal choice for an enthusiast wanting an authentic motorsport driving sensation - and performance to match - on both track and road", he said. Of course you can also work with the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) team to customize the auto to your tastes, including an upgrade from the standard exterior colors - orange, white, and black - to the Senna GTR-inspired livery you see here. Apparently, the 620R series will consist of 350 units priced starting from £250,000. The build slots start in January 2020, with first deliveries expected the following month.

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