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McLaren 720S is yet another British-made luxurious masterpiece

26 September 2019

Mclaren 720S supercar autoshow debut

Officially, McLaren 720S was unveiled to the public in 2017, during the prestigious Geneva International Motor Show. It serves as a second fresh addition to the famous Super Series.

Stepping on a modified monocoque, composed of carbon, 720S falls under the sports car category. It comes in two variants – a 2-door coupe and 2-door roadster Spider (with a retractable hardtop).

The 720S supercar represents McLaren’s goal to successfully launch 15 new vehicles until 2022.

The 2017 McLaren coupe comes with a powerful 4.0 V8 twin-turbocharged engine, generating 720 hp and 770 Nm of torque.

The aggregate is coupled with a 7-speed SSG automatic transmission and reaches a top speed of 341 km/h. The acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h takes just 2.9 seconds, while from 0 to 200 and from 0 to 300 km/h the car needs 7.8 and 21.4 seconds, respectively.

In terms of fuel consumption, McLaren 720S coupe has the following numbers: 15.8 l/100 km as urban, 7.9 l/100 km as extra urban and 10.7 l per 100 km for combined.

McLaren 720S specs
© McLaren Automotive Limited

The supercar is an RWD with 1419 kg as curb weight. As for dimensions, according to the officially revealed technical specs, it has a length of 4,543 mm, a width of 1930 mm, the height of 1196 mm and a wheelbase of 2670 mm.

Front and rear suspension are double wishbones, while for the brakes system the manufacturer used vented discs.

720S roadster version, named Spider, was officially launched in 2019. It utilizes the same engine unit, meaning that the horsepower and torque are identical. The 7-speed SSG gearbox is also present in the vehicle's configuration. Along with those parameters, the 2019 Spider also shares the same maximum speed with its predecessor (341 km/h) and time frame to go from 0 to 100 km/h (2.9 seconds). Dimension numbers are almost the same, too: 4,544 mm of length and 1194 mm of height.

McLaren 720S supercar car show debut

What differs the Spider from the 2017 coupe are the 1468 kg curb weight and the combined fuel consumption – 12.2 l per 100 km.

720S serves as a successor of the famous McLaren 650S, which was is production from 2014 until 2017.