McLaren took the wraps off its 720S at the Geneva motor show March 7, a 710-horsepower supercar capable of zero-to-100 km/h pulls of 2.9 seconds and a top speed of 341 km/h (212 mph).
The 720S, successor to the brand’s Super Series’ 650S, gets there thanks to a carbon-fibre monocoque chassis that keeps the dry weight to 1,283 kg; and one of the most aerodynamic bodies its sheathed its cars in yet.
The 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, which returns 720 PS (710 hp) and 568 lb-ft of torque certainly helps as well, as does the new Proactive Chassis Control suite.
The aluminum-skin bodywork is a little more ancillary to those ends, but its aero features are an aid; they include headlights integrated into the front air intakes; an active rear spoiler; and the “unique ‘double-skin’ aerodynamic form of the dihedral doors,” which make large side intakes unnecessary.
The interior features the brand’s new McLaren Driver Interface, which comes with a Folding Driver Display that goes from conventional full-info display; to folded-forward important-info-only strip, reducing distraction and freeing up forward visibility.
The new 720S starts delivery in May, and is available in three trims, starting at £208,600, or roughly $340,000 Canadian.