12 Year Old Boy drives McLaren 650S to 163 MPH

August 31st, 2015

Tenacious 12-Year Old Pushes McLaren 650S to 163 MPH!Take a look at this video of a 12-year old boy behind the wheel of the McLaren 650S super car on a closed airstrip for a 1/2 mile racing event. Given the opportunity, I am not sure that a lot of 12-year old kids could (or would) post a speed of 163.5 mph! That is exactly what this young man did in McMinville, Oregon.

Some might say this youngster is brave, extremely lucky or not old enough to know the difference. He is lucky to not only have a dad that owns a McLaren 650S, but a dad that will allow him to have a turn behind the wheel, although 163 MPH pushes the limits and is certainly extremely dangerous, especially while racing another car down the 1/2 mile.  A simple tire blow out or other uncontrollable problem could have resulted in a massive disaster.

The 650S is equipped with a 641hp 3.8-liter twin turbocharged V8 engine, a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, and rear-wheel drive. Zero to sixty can be accomplished in only 2.9-seconds and the MSRP is $270,000.