► Month three living with the McLaren 650S
► One day it's a monster on track...
► ... the next it's an enjoyable cruiser
A couple of unforgettable consecutive days brought the McLaren’s versatility into focus. On the Thursday, a Pure track day at Silverstone. More on this later but suffice to say the 650S, with its assists pegged back but not switched off and its twin-turbo V8 savaging anything resembling a straight, was an awe-inspiring ally. And the next morning two of us, together with an unfeasible number of bags, cruised to the Goodwood Revival, enjoying the McLaren’s immaculate road manners.
Logbook: McLaren 650S Spider
Engine: 3799cc twin-turbo V8, 641bhp @ 7250rpm, 500lb ft @ 6000rpm
Transmission: 7spd auto, rwd
Stats: 3.0sec 0-62mph, 204mph
As tested: £251,080
Miles this month: 546
Total miles: 1861
Our mpg: 17.3
Official mpg: 24.1
Fuel this month: £180.55
Extra costs: £0