The 650S should slot in above the 12C, which sells for $240,000. Yea, a quarter million for a car. No big deal.
Auto analyst for Bloomberg Industries Kevin Tynan says, "It's somewhat surprising they are slotting a car above the MP4-12C before introducing something a little more attainable. There is enough brand cache for a well-executed McLaren to compete with R8 and GT3."
McLaren plans to introduce a new car every 12 months. Operations director Alan Foster said in an interview in Hong Kong, "There's a number of degrees of segmentation until you get down to about 100,000 pounds sterling (US$167,000). We;re not in there yet, but it's certainly one that's of interest to us.