True story: The new McLaren 720S made its smashing global debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show this week. The 720S marks the Surrey, England-based manufacturer’s first model in the second generation McLaren Super Series.
“Super Series is the core of the McLaren business and personifies the blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland. This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new 720S is absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forward, both for our brand and supercar segment,” McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt says.
Setting the bar (impossibly high, for that matter!) for the supercar segment, the 720S is lighter, faster and even more dynamic than its predecessor, the McLaren 650S. Yes, you read that right. The 720S offers spine-tingling performance and come-hither looks. Here are 8 facts you need to know right now:
- In the luxe, driver-focused cabin, there’s more space. It also features the finest leathers and aluminum switches
- That handling, though! The 720S delivers outstanding driver engagement, with best-ever Super Series aerodynamic efficiency and new generation of McLaren’s active chassis system, Proactive Chassis Control II
- A 710-hp twin-turbo 4.0-liter V-8 drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic.
- A touchscreen infotainment system is standard, as is a digital gauge cluster that hides away in the dashboard when in Track mode.
- This is the first car to use McLaren’s new Monocage II carbon-fiber tub — which equates to weighing less
- Did I mention the new design is positively radical?
- The cabin is much more spacious than that of the 650S, thanks in large part to how much easier it is to get in and out of. Winning!
- Price starts at $254,000.00
The McLaren 720S is now available for order, with the first customers scheduled to receive their cars in May. I encourage you to visit THE COLLECTION for more information on the car that puts “super” in “supercar segment.”