Taking design cues from their high watermark MP4 12-C model, but with 25% newer parts, McLaren’s standard 650S model was unleashed to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in 2014, entering production at their plant in Woking, Surrey that same year.
Its convertible variant, the McLaren 650S Spider, was announced around the same time as the standard coupe model. Its roof is made up of three retractable hardtop carbon fibre pieces, which can come up or down in 17 seconds.
Apart from this major design difference, and weighing around 40 kg more than the standard 650S, the 650S Spider retains much of the same engineering and performance, including a 7 speed dual clutch transmission, and powering on a fine tuned 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine.
This offers out an impressive 641 bhp, helping it achieve acceleration from 0 - 60 mph in a jaw dropping 2.7 seconds, with top speeds achievable of around 204 mph, making this one of the fastest current British performance cars around.
Our instructors are here to assist you throughout your TrackDays event, allowing you to fully feel the agility and aggressiveness of your favourite McLaren.
Packages for adults are available, but we also offer Junior McLaren experiences accessible for kids 12 and younger. You can even combine your McLaren experience with additional top-of-the-line supercars such as Aston Martin and Lamborghini, and experience all of their unique racing styles.
To make sure we can offer as many locations as possible, we've gone to considerable lengths to work with some of the best supercar experience suppliers in the UK. We aim to make sure everyone can enjoy high-quality supercar experiences, no matter where they live.
Our site displays all of the available supercar experiences in the UK, and even shows the dates as well. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, speak to our customer service team and they will be happy to assist you.
Booking information for McLaren Driving Experiences
Use our unique booking system that shows live availability and dates to reserve - or purchase an open gift voucher. This can make the perfect present because the recipient can choose what experience and date suits them best.
Make sure you double-check the expiration date when purchasing an open gift certificate for a McLaren package. For the most part, they are ten months, although certain packages are valid for fewer or more months. The terms and conditions will be clear on the gift certificate.
We use our booking system to send out a request to our venues. The option of selecting a certain day and hour is subject to availability. Within 48 hours, we would normally complete your reservation and provide you with the day and time of your experience. Until you get a final confirmation email from our staff, please do not make any arrangements in connection with your booking request.
For most driving experiences there are height and weight restrictions - as well as having to have a full driving licence on your person on the day. The information provided for each unique experience is distinct. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Much as the 650S coupe model, the McLaren 650S Spider was highly praised by the motoring press. Autocar magazine awarded it 4.5/5, stating that it was ‘not just the MP4 12-C rehashed … exceptional ride and steering, terrific performance and on-track capability’.
Equally, Top Gear magazine gave it 9/10 in their review, stating that it ‘drives every bit as crisply as the Coupe, but with added volume and drama … It’s P1 looks and open-top sensations are perfect.’
All experiences are subject to availability. The most recent information on dates when an event may be available can be checked by looking at the calendars on the website, or when you have activated and logged in with your voucher. Please note not all spaces are shown online so if you cannot see spaces for your event please call or email for dates. We will do our best to secure your preferred choice of event, venue and date, but to avoid disappointment book as early as possible, especially for peak times such as weekends and the summer months which book up very quickly. Do not purchase an experience for yourself or as a gift that has a choice of venues if you or the person it is for are only able to travel to one of the choices. Once you are booked, you are bound by the terms and conditions of the event host of which a copy can be made available upon request. In most circumstances, a cancellation cannot be made once a date has been booked.
When booking by phone or online you should not make arrangements in connection with an Event until you have received your final booking confirmation stating your date and time (this does not include the automatic purchase email you receive that confirms what you have just ordered). Your final confirmation will usually arrive within 48 hours of making the purchase. For voucher redemption see 'voucher conditions' below. Where specific elements of an Event such as vehicles or equipment are not available due to mechanical breakdown, we reserve the right to make reasonable substitutions on the day. If this is not possible we reserve the right to cancel the experience at short notice.
Voucher holders must make a prior booking and receive confirmation in order that an open voucher can be redeemed. We recommend that when you have chosen your experience you redeem your voucher at least 21 days in advance of taking your selected experience. We do not guarantee availability on all events, even if the date is showing, so if a chosen event is full or you cannot find a suitable date during the validity period of your voucher then the credit can be used towards an alternative event. Do not arrive at a venue expecting to be able to use your voucher without making a prior booking and receiving a booking confirmation. Trackdays.co.uk will not be held liable for any costs incurred in such circumstances.
Unless stated otherwise, vouchers are valid for one person only. Where necessary a top-up payment can be made to increase the value of a voucher to book a higher priced event. Note that during the out of season months the price of experience may change. If the price of the event is lower than the value of the voucher the remaining credit will be held for use until the vouchers expiry date. We recommend booking as early as possible as you must have undertaken your experience before the expiry date printed on the front of your Voucher. All vouchers will be valid for use up to the expiry date displayed, but after this date, vouchers will automatically expire and cannot be reinstated under any circumstances. Trackdays.co.uk staff are not responsible for reminding or informing customers when a voucher is due to expire. A voucher holder may book a date which is outside of the expiration date displayed on the voucher but must extend the expiry of their voucher for an administration fee. This must be processed before the original expiry date. Voucher credit cannot be used for extension fees or to pay for booking protection.