As the McLaren 650S inches towards US dealerships, one of the big questions on our mind is how much the mid-engined supercar will cost. We previously reported that European customers would be shelling out 232,500 Euros, which at the time was the equivalent of $318,000 (today, it's about $320,200). In that piece, we claimed US pricing would probably be well below that number, and thanks to some supposedly leaked intel, it looks like we were correct.

DragTimes claims the hardtop 650S will start at $265,500, which actually strikes us as a bit of a bargain for a 641-horsepower, mid-engined super car. It should be noted that the list of optional extras, which is what will really drive up the price of the 650S, doesn't differ from the European options sheet we showed you back in February. That means there's a load of carbon-fiber trim pieces as well as plenty of performance options, like "super-lightweight" forged wheels, a carbon-fiber racing seat and a sport exhaust.

Now, all this being said, we'd suggest taking these prices with a grain of salt. The European price leaks were accompanied by a physical price sheet that lent an air of credibility to the initial report - there's no such proof for these prices. We've reached out to McLaren to try and get confirmation on these, and we'll be sure to update this post as soon as we hear anything.

Until then, head over to DragTimes for the full rundown, and let us know what you think in Comments. Is $265K a reasonable start price for a 650S? Which options from the price list would be must-haves? Have your say below.

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      Dmitriy Markelov
      • 9 Months Ago
      Let me call my money man to string some bills together! Then I can take those strung up bills to gag and tie McLaren dealership employees to steal this car! Brilliant!
      • 9 Months Ago
      I'm going to get a home loan for the same amount and take the check to McLaren. Lol.
      • 9 Months Ago
      I was expecting 350k. That's a huge deal in the super car world. I wonder what that means for the 12C?
      • 9 Months Ago
      And according to Jay Leno's last video this car can get upwards of 31 m.p.g to boot!
      • 9 Months Ago
      Finally a McLaren we can all afford.
      • 9 Months Ago
      Could there be a more generic looking supercar? I'm sure it will perform marvelously, but I'd much rather have a GT3 and 130 large.
      • 9 Months Ago
      Waste of money
      • 9 Months Ago
      For 651 HP, I think its not a bad price. I'm sure the options will top it in the low 300s
      • 9 Months Ago
      I wonder what the 12C driver I saw driving on the highway last Saturday was thinking when he heard about the 650S? He probably will buy that, too, or sell the 12C and buy the 650S? I've seen the 12C in person before, but I never saw it being driven. It was really low to the ground, really small. I didn't expect it to be small. It looks bigger in pictures. Really liked it. In motion, it doesn't look as generic. I think it has more presence than the F12 I saw this week.
      Kannag Don Amenra
      • 9 Months Ago
      In my country we have 300% tax, my Mitsubishi Montero and BMW 5 Series costs US$150,000 each. This would be almost a US$1million. Waaaaay too much! Jesus! I wish we never had tax or at least it was as fair as the tax in the US of A.
      • 9 Months Ago
      Thanks for letting us know, that really puts my mind to ease.
      • 9 Months Ago
      Poor man's P1 lol :) Love both of them.
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