The McLaren 720S has finally been driven, and it’s all anyone in the automotive world is talking about. The British automaker’s newest lightweight supercar made its debut back in March at The Geneva International Motor Show. Automotive journalists have now been behind the wheel.
The newest era of McLaren’s Superseries starts with the 720S. The 720S is held together by the all new fully carbon fiber chassis, the Monocage II. The Monocage II tub starts with carbon fiber surrounding the windshield and then continues down through the center roof section of the car. This ultimately helps the car handle better for when you’re hitting that tight turn. It also makes it much lighter than its predecessor: the 650S. McLaren claims that the 720S is 40 pounds lighter.
The new and improved twin-turbo 4.0 liter V8 inside the 720S makes 720 horsepower and helps the 720S reach 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 212 mph. Woah, the P1’s top speed is 218 mph. Yeah, this thing is FAST!
The inside of the 720S is almost as beautiful as the outside. Inside is the new McLaren Driver Interface, which includes a Folding Driver Display and Central Infotainment Screen. The cabin also has plenty more visibility than previous McLarens and is more spacious and comfortable making it the best McLaren to drive to date.
The 720S is McLaren’s finest work yet (sorry P1). It looks mean and muscular like a race car while looking elegant at the same time. Its interior is more beautiful than any McLaren to this day; it’s simple yet sophisticated. I love every bit of this car.
I can’t wait to see what McLaren has planned for the future. Now it’s just a waiting game until someone unleashes this beast against its Italian rivals on the track.
A new era has begun.