autoevolution
Car video reviews:
 

This 12-year old Racing His McLaren 650S Is the Coolest Teenager Ever

What were you doing when you were 12? Playing with your toy cars? Collecting scale models? Maybe racing in a virtual world on your PS or Xbox? Well, this kid puts you to shame as he is actually driving a supercar on a private track.
McLaren 650S 1 photo
Steven is the son of a famous competitor that regularly shows up at Shift-S3ctor Airstrip Attack events and while his dad drives a Ford GT known as the Black Mamba, he went for something a little more stylish.

His weapon of choice comes from the UK and it’s a McLaren 650S, a proper supercar by any means of measuring performance. The best thing about is that he actually gets to drive the thing, even though he is not of driving age yet.

The thing is, on a private track, you apparently can do that if the driver is skilled enough. And keeping the 650S in check is not exactly for the faint-hearted. However, something tells us Steven has been doing this for quite some time now.

Otherwise, we can’t really explain how he could win the NA class trapping speed contest with 162 mph (261 km/h). However, considering the specs of the car, it’s not all that impossible to achieve.

The 650S uses a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 making 650 HP and 678 Nm (500 lb-ft) of torque, hooked up to a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox that sends it all to the rear wheels. With a weight of just 1,330 kg (2,932 lbs), the car will reach 100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.9 seconds and go up to a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph).

The price for one such beauty is easily above $250,000 and Steven estimates his to be worth up to $300,000. However, we find it rather funny that he doesn’t know exactly how much it was. Maybe his dad didn’t want to scare him with the real price tag of the McLaren. Either way, he probably is the coolest kid at his school.



 
 
 
 
 

Would you like AUTOEVOLUTION to send you notifications?

You will only receive our top stories