We have been following for quite enough time the P14 super Series news and now it got finally officially revealed. The car was named McLaren 720S, and as the name might suggest this supercar has 720 PS coutesy of a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine, and it looks rather weird but ina good way.
People will compare it to the older 2018 McLaren 720S, and that’s inevitable, the 650S, and complain that it has become a whole lot uglier. McLaren would fire back that the new design is more classy and sophisticated, integrating into it many active and passive aero features. The car needs those features because it is rather fast. With 720 PS and 770 Nm of torque from the new engine, McLaren 720S is capable of sprinting from 0 to 60mph in 2.8 seconds (0-100km/h 2.9 seconds), from 0 to 200km/h (124mph) in 7.8 seconds, and eventually to a maximum speed of 212mph (341km/h). Good job, then, that it has brake powerful enough that they can bring it back from 200 km/h to standstill in 4.6 seconds while covering 117m. Part of that is technology, and part good old lightness. With a carbon fibre chassis based around Monocage II central structure the 720S weighs only 1,283kg dry.
But don’t think the new big Mac is a stripped-out racer. That’ll come later. The standard version boasts many luxury features such as fine leathers and machined aluminium. a folding instrument panel, and a new infotainment system. It better be luxurious because it starts at £208,600.