Arrival of last new McLaren 620R models for North American customers marks end of McLaren Sports Series designation

23 Mar 2021

  • Last new examples of 620R ‘racecar for the road’ arriving now at McLaren retailers
  • McLaren Sports Series production ended in December 2020 with build of final 620R
  • Continued success of limited-volume, highest performance McLaren models with all 765LT supercars also sold out.

McLaren is bidding farewell to its Sports Series range designation for new cars with the arrival of the last 620R models in North American retailers.  The final example of the limited-volume, racetrack-honed coupe was built at McLaren’s Woking, UK, headquarters in December 2020, bringing Sports Series production to an end after five years. The Sports Series debuted in 2015 with the 570S, and also included the 540C, 570S Spider, 570GT, 600LT coupe, 600LT Spider and 620R. Over 8,500 cars were sold globally.

The McLaren 620R is a road legal version of a race car, based on the McLaren 570S GT4, which maximizes motorsport technology without the restriction of racing regulations. It is the most powerful Sports Series model ever, with a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 producing 611bhp and 457lb ft torque. The 620R shares aerodynamic hardware from the 570S GT4, creating 408lbs of downforce across the aerodynamic bodywork at 155mph. Lowered suspension with wider track, carbon ceramic brakes and center locking wheels, and low-exit stainless steel sports exhaust all contribute to the overall experience – a racecar for the road.

“As the McLaren range has matured, we’ve tailored our North American model line-up to closely match customers’ requirements, with a car suitable for every personality,” explained Tony Joseph, President, McLaren, the Americas. “Limited-numbers models with the highest levels of performance – cars like the 620R, which feels like a race car on the street or at a track day - are in demand not only because of the driving experience they offer but because they have even greater exclusivity. You can see how this has played out with the 765LT as well, with all of the available volume sold.”

Of the 225 examples of the 620R produced, only 70 were slated for the North American market, and only a few are still available to purchase. All North American 620R models come with a special MSO upgrade package that features a gloss finish Visual Carbon Fibre roof with a roof scoop to maximize engine intake and exhaust sound, MSO Defined gloss finish carbon fibre roof cantrails and the McLaren Track Telemetry system with lap time function and three cameras to record those exhilarating track moments – all at no extra cost.

For information about McLaren cars or to find their nearest McLaren retailer, customers should visit: cars.mclaren.com.

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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company’s product portfolio of GT, Supercar, Motorsport and Ultimate models are retailed through over 85 retailers in 40 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1.

Then in 1993, it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider as well as the new GT, the track-only Senna GTR and unveiled the 620R and the McLaren Elva.

In 2020, McLaren launched the 765LT. In addition, it unveiled the all-new lightweight architecture innovated and manufactured at the £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre opened in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will underpin the next decade of McLaren’s electrified future.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Pirelli, Richard Mille and Tumi.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied.

 

Further information:

 

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren, The Americas
Phone: +1 714 501 8137
Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com 

Laura Conrad
PR Manager McLaren, The Americas
Phone: +1 765 517 2186
Email: laura.conrad@mclaren.com 

Lauren Dowdy
Press Officer McLaren, The Americas
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 241453
Mobile: +44 (0) 7818 537845
Email: lauren.dowdy@mclaren.com

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