Super Street Network

 |   |   |  Watch - McLaren 650S Spider Climbs the Scenic Hakone Turnpike (w/Video)
Subscribe to the Free
Newsletter

Watch - McLaren 650S Spider Climbs the Scenic Hakone Turnpike (w/Video)

Iconic Japanese road serves as the perfect backdrop

Megan Stewart
Jun 7, 2016

The Hakone Turnpike rests at the base of the Izu Peninsula, just an hour south of Tokyo, Japan. The road winds up to nearly 3,300 feet from sea level, and cuts through dense woodland and Japanese cherry trees. Built in the 1960s, the Hakone Turnpike is one of Japan's most iconic roads, and the McLaren 650S Spider rises to the challenge of climbing it in this latest video.

The driver folds down the convertible top with the push of a button, and after paying the toll, the 650S Spider sprints away with its 641 bhp. As the speed picks up, and the road becomes more challenging, the McLaren's capabilities, Proactive Chassis Control, and carbon-ceramic brakes are put to the test. A gap in the trees shows off Sagami Bay, making this road not only a beautiful sight for tourists, but a mecca for automotive enthusiasts around the world.

The higher up the road the McLaren 650S Spider climbs, the cooler the weather becomes, and less trees are in bloom. The Hakone Turnpike proves to be even more of a challenge with uneven road surfaces and tighter corners. But through it all, the car appears to remain composed and in control.

Watch the video below to see the McLaren 650S Spider take on Japan's iconic Hakone Turnpike and hear the growl of the twin-turbocharged V-8 engine echo off the canyon walls.

Source: McLaren via YouTube

By Megan Stewart
71 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

Less is more. Keep it simple. Go for an OEM look. Ice Sorsongsermkul isn't hearing any of that. In fact, he's gone completely the opposite direction with his RX-7, with a spec list that reads like a "who's who" of the tuning industry.
RodrezNov 21, 2018
Paul the Apostle wasn't necessarily talking about K-series-swapped Integras when he spoke to the Corinthians, telling them to "race to win."
Aaron BonkNov 20, 2018
Based on what Mini did with the 2006 Cooper S Works GP and the 2012 John Cooper Works GP, expect a small power bump and a punishingly firm ride.
Collin WoodardNov 20, 2018
Lamborghini debuted a racing version of the Urus that will hit the track in 2020
Kelly PleskotNov 20, 2018
As a general rule of thumb, most Ferrari owners leave their cars untouched in an effort to protect their resale value. But Ryan Dandurand isn't like most Ferrari owners
Jonathan WongNov 19, 2018
Sponsored Links

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search
CLOSE X
BUYER'S GUIDE
SEE THE ALL NEW
NEWS, REVIEWS & SPECS
TO TOP