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McLaren 650S
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McLaren 650S review: 26 facts and highlights

1. faster top speed

The fastest speed that the car can reach.
333km/h
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 447km/h

2. larger engine size

This measurement is the total volume of all the engine's cylinders, also known as the engine displacement. This is one of many aspects of an engine that determine its horsepower, but generally speaking a greater size indicates more power.
3.8l
SRT Viper (2014): 8.4l

3. faster acceleration (0-100)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-100 kilometres per hour.
3s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 2.5s

4. Has dual-clutch transmission

A dual-clutch transmission (DCT) is an automated manual transmission that allows the driver to control gear-shifts themselves or to let the computer decide. Upshifts are extremely fast, resulting in smooth acceleration, and due to the uninterrupted power flow it also has the benefit of increasing fuel efficiency.
McLaren 650S
36% have it

5. higher maximum torque

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.
678Nm
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1566Nm

6. more horsepower

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.
641hp
Hennessey Venom GT (2014): 1244hp

7. height

1.2m
Gumpert Apollo: 1.11m

8. shorter length

4.51m
Lotus Elise (2014): 3.82m

9. width

2.09m
Lotus Elise (2014): 1.72m

10. Has rear-wheel drive

Rear-wheel drive benefits from increased traction when accelerating, as the weight of the vehicle shifts to the rear over the drive wheels. The weight of the car is also more evenly distributed, resulting in improved handling.
McLaren 650S
77% have it

11. less CO2 emissions

The CO2 emissions of the car, measured in grams per kilometre. A car with less emissions is better for the environment.
275g/km
BMW i8 (2014): 49g/km

12. weight

1.33t
Alfa Romeo 4C: 895kg

13. Has vertically-opening doors

Vertically-opening doors are useful for when parking in tight spaces, and are aesthetically pleasing.
McLaren 650S
14% have it

14. Has fully independent suspension

This allows all four wheels to move up and down independently, providing a smoother ride when, for example, going over bumps in the road.
McLaren 650S
78% have it

15. better fuel economy (highway)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
8.5l/100 km
Lotus Elise (2014): 5l/100 km

16. Has a petrol (gasoline) engine

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.
McLaren 650S
96% have it

17. more cylinders

Although there are many aspects that determine the power, a higher number of cylinders is generally a good indication of the potential power of the engine.
8
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 16

18. better fuel economy (combined)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
11.7l/100 km
BMW i8 (2014): 2.1l/100 km

19. longer wheelbase

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).
2.67m
Ferrari FF (2014): 2.99m

20. better fuel economy (city)

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.
17.5l/100 km
Lotus Elise (2014): 8.3l/100 km

21. faster acceleration (0-200)

The time it takes for the car to accelerate from 0-200 kilometres per hour.
8.4s
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 6.7s

22. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.
0
Aston Martin V8 Vantage (2008): 2

23. larger fuel tank

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.
72l
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 100l

24. more valves

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.
32
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport: 64

25. smaller turn radius

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.
12.3m
Nissan 370Z (2014): 9.98m

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