The conclusion of the McLaren Sports Series: final 620R models delivered across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

23 Mar 2021

  • McLaren Sports Series production ended in December 2020 with build of final 620R
  • Sports Series debuted in 2015 with the 570S unveiling at the New York Auto Show
  • Major chapter in the McLaren Automotive story, with seven different models
  • Last examples of the McLaren 620R competition-inspired coupé being delivered across Europe, the Middle East and Africa

McLaren is bidding farewell to its Sports Series designation with the last examples of the final model, the 620R, now dispatched from the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK.

Serving for many customers as an entry point to the McLaren brand, more than 8,500 Sports Series cars have been sold globally since the range was introduced in 2015 with the 570S Coupé. A further six core models followed – the 540C, 570GT, 570S Spider and the limited-volume 600LT Coupé, 600LT Spider and 620R. The final 620R models, built in December 2020, are now on their way to customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, together with earlier cars that have benefitted from personalisation by McLaren Special Operations.

The most powerful Sports Series derivative – its 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 produces 620PS (611 bhp) and torque of 620Nm (475 lb ft) – the 620R was inspired by the McLaren 570S GT4 race car and is the first car in its class to offer true motorsport credentials in a fully road-legal package. Sharing aerodynamic, hardware and chassis components with the GT4 car, the limited-volume coupé  - just 225 production cars were built – was designed to provide a seamless transition from race to road, free from any restrictions that motorsport regulations apply.

The 620R develops 185kg of downforce at 250km/h (155mph), its circuit performance being further enhanced by a wider track, lowered suspension and two-way manually adjustable GT4 dampers featuring 32 clicks of adjustment. Carbon ceramic brakes, centre-locking wheels and a low-exit, stainless steel sports exhaust additionally contribute to the overall experience of a racecar for the road.

The majority of 620R models sold across Europe, Middle East and Africa have been ordered with the optional R Pack, which includes a Gloss Finish Visual Carbon Fibre Roof Scoop; Titanium SuperSports Exhaust with Gloss Nano Black finishers; Gloss Finish Visual Carbon Fibre Front Fender Louvres and a Carbon Fibre Interior Pack. Containing several design and engineering upgrades, the R Pack further intensifies the immersive driving experience of the most track-focused and powerful Sports Series model ever.

Further information about the 620R and details of McLaren retailers can be found at: 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™. In 2016, it announced a new hybrid hyper-GT would be engineered, confirming this next Ultimate Series car as the Speedtail in 2018.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider, the new GT and the track-only McLaren Senna GTR. It also unveiled the 620R and McLaren Elva before launching the 765LT the following year.

Most recently, the company unveiled its all-new high-performance hybrid supercar, the McLaren Artura.

The Artura is the first McLaren to benefit from the McLaren Carbon Lightweight Architecture (MCLA). The MCLA is designed, developed and manufactured at the McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region of England using world-first processes and will spearhead the brand’s electrified future.

McLaren Automotive also chooses to partner with like-minded, world-leading companies and organisations who push the boundaries in their respective fields. These include AkzoNobel, Ashurst, Dell Technologies, Gulf, 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:

Amel Boubaaya
Head of PR – Europe, Middle East and Africa | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7920 531357
E-mail: amel.boubaaya@mclaren.com

Valentina Pichler
European Press Officer McLaren Automotive Limited
Mobile: +44 (0) 7717 527991
Email: valentina.pichler@mclaren.com

Adam Gron
Regional PR &  Marketing Manager – Middle East and Africa McLaren Automotive Limited
Mobile: +973 (0) 66 398339
Email: adam.gron@mclaren.com

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