by Gauk
Wed, May 3, 2017 11:41 PM

The McLaren 720S is a British super car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive. 

It is the second all-new car in the McLaren Super Series, replacing the 650S beginning in May 2017.

The 720S was launched at the Geneva Motor Show on 7th March 2017 and is built on a modified carbon chassis, which is lighter and stiffer in contrast to the 650S.

The McLaren 720S is priced from £208,600 .

McLaren 720S

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McLaren 720S at the Geneva Motor Show 2017

Manufacturer McLaren Automotive
Production 2017–present
Assembly Woking, Surrey, England
Designer Robert Melville
Body and chassis
Class Sports car
Body style 2-door coupé
Layout RMR layout
Engine 4.0 L M840T twin-turbo V8
Transmission 7-speed dual-clutch
Kerb weight 1,283 kg
Predecessor McLaren 650S


The new car features McLaren's new M840T engine. It is a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, essentially a rework of McLaren's previous 3.8-litre engine. However, the stroke has been lengthened by 3.6 mm to increase the capacity and 41% of the engine's components are new. The engine produces 720 PS @ 7000 rpm, giving the car its name; the maximum torque is 770 N·m @ 5500 rpm.


The McLaren 720S can go from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds , and 0-124 mph in 7.8 seconds . The top speed is 212 mph , and the car will complete the 1/4 mile in 10.3 seconds. The 720S' handling is improved with McLaren's Proactive Chassis Control II which was born from the findings of a five-year PhD course at the University of Cambridge. The 720S also comes with Variable Drift Mode, which manipulates the stability control to help drift the car.

McLaren 720S has a power to weight ratio of 1.78 kilograms per horsepower, better than the McLaren 675LT per horsepower), and the Ferrari F12tdf per horsepower).


McLaren claim class-leading efficiency for the new 720S, with CO2 emissions of 249 g/km and combined fuel economy of 26.4 mpg - these both represent improvements of around 10% from the 650S.



Rear view of the McLaren 720S

The McLaren 720S features twin-hinged dihedral doors and many design features from the McLaren F1. The headlights hide air vents that funnel incoming air to two small radiators in front of the wheels. The doors feature air channels which directs air to the engine.The rear of the car features thin LED lights similar to those on the McLaren P1, and two round exhaust pipes. The design was inspired by the great white shark, and features a teardrop-shaped cockpit.The 720S produces 50% more downforce than the 650S.The interior of the car includes a folding driver display and carbon fiber accents.The McLaren 720S weighs just 1,283 kg dry, making it the lightest in its class.


720S 'Velocity'

Mclaren Special Operations revealed the McLaren 720S Velocity just one day after the 720S was revealed. It has Nerello Red and Volcano Red paint, and a carbon fiber hood. In addition, the wheels are lightweight aluminum painted metallic bronze. The interior has Carbon Black Alcantara trim with red highlights, and carbon fiber accents. The 720S Velocity is priced at $407,750.

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