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McLaren upgrades 650S base model with more carbon fiberby Justin King
The 2016 model also adds a new technology package with a lifter function to avoid damage on speed bumps.
McLaren has upgraded the 650S family's range of standard and optional features for the 2016 model year.
The base models now come with a claimed $22,500 in extra equipment, partially offset by a $4,000 increase in the entry price, according to . The extra gear includes plenty of exposed carbon-fiber trim components including the front splitter, air intakes, mirror housings, side skirts and rear bumper. Carbon-fiber trim also now comes standard for the interior.
The company has revamped its available trim levels, adding a $9,950 Enhanced Technology Package with a lift function to avoid damage when passing over speed bumps. Buyers also get power seats, an upgraded sound system, parking sensors, a backup camera and other upgrades.
Spending another $2,830 adds a telemetry app to collect data while doing laps at the track. For stickier rubber, $1,300 covers Pirelli P Zero R tires installed from the factory.
The 650S hardtop now fetches $273,600, while the Spider fetches $288,600.