Produced in response to "customer demand in the Asian market", the 625C is powered by McLaren’s familiar 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine.
However, while power in the standard 650S is 641bhp and maximum torque measured at 500lb ft, the 625C has 616bhp and 450lb ft – the same as the now-discontinued 12C.
Nevertheless, McLaren says the 625C – the C stands for Club – can reach 62mph in 3.1 seconds, and has a top speed of 207mph, the same top speed as the 650S. CO2 emissions from the model also remain the same as its higher-powered sibling, at 275g/km, while the 625C is capable of returning a claimed 24.2mpg on the combined cycle.
The 625C is fitted with new dampers and a revised suspension setup – including softer spring rates at the rear – giving it what McLaren calls “the most refined ride” of any of its models. Also changed are the brakes, which are cast-iron discs instead of the carbonfibre-ceramic units found on the 650S. Those changes are designed to give the 625C better every day usability and comfort.