2018 McLaren 720S: Super Series Take Two

Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show, the McLaren 720S will replace the 650S in the English manufacturer’s product lineup. Introduced in 2014, the 650S was more or less an evolution of the MP4-12C launched back in 2011.

According to McLaren, the 720S heralds a new styling language, especially up front where boomerang-shaped LEDs are replaced by straight lines. The car boasts a narrow greenhouse wrapped in a black roof, while the rear end still bears a family resemblance to the other models in the brand’s portfolio.

The 2018 McLaren 720S benefits from a new mid-mounted, twin-turbo, 4.0-litre V8 that develops 720 metric horsepower (710 U.S. hp) and 568 pound-feet of torque. It’s connected to a seven-speed, dual-clutch transmission, and an evolution of the 650S’ 3.8-litre engine, but with 41% new parts. According to the automaker, the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 2.9 seconds, 0 to 200 km/h in 7.8, and top speed is pegged at 341 km/h. The rear-drive supercar gets a new suspension and a new generation of the Proactive Chassis Control dynamic setup.

Obviously, the 720S is said to be faster than the 650S, while handling is enhanced as well. It’s also equipped with a more spacious cockpit and more modern technologies. As is the case with other McLaren models, carbon fibre and aluminum were used to build the car’s structure. Inside, the leather upholstery and aluminum trim are also detailed by hand.

The 2018 McLaren 720S will be on sale in Canada this June, and its price will start at $312,500.

Share on Facebook

More on the subject

NewsMcLaren Limited Edition MSO Carbon Series LT: More Carbon!
Contemporary supercars are not only powerful and fast, but they are also built using the very latest technologies available. From active aerodynamics to carbon fibre, nothing gets overlooked in the quest for more performance. McLaren decided that its 675LT Spyder, its fastest convertible yet, could lose a few pounds. To …
Test Drives2016 McLaren 570S: English Etiquette and Good Manners
What is a McLaren? For some, absolutely nothing. For others, it’s a company that very successfully competed in F1 for decades. For others still, McLaren is the creator of some the most sought-after, desirable and rare supercars the world has even seen, such as the monstrously cool F1 road car.
NewsAnother McLaren: here is the MSO HS
In the last few days, we were seeing quite a few pictures of a new McLaren model circulating on the Internet. The English manufacturer stayed quiet about it, since they wanted to officially unveil the car during the Monterey Car Week. McLaren finally gave out more information about the red …
Test Drives2017 McLaren 570GT: The indelible mark
There are cars that strike a deep chord. In my case, it’s generally about the drive, more than the styling, outright performance or technology. Driving a car is what’s most empowering in this world, unless you fly planes or save lives for a living. Driving is nearly everything to me.
New ModelsMcLaren Senna: Ultimate Tribute to a Racing Legend
There are three model series at McLaren, obviously all very fast and exhilarating sports cars. There’s the more-affordable Sport Series in which we find the 540C , 570S and 570GT coupes as well as the 570S Spider droptop. The Super Series includes the 720S coupe, and a convertible version will …
New ModelsAll-New McLaren 600LT Takes Sports Series to Whole Other Level
The 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed in the U.K. kicks off on Thursday with the dynamic world debut of the all-new McLaren 600LT, the quickest, most powerful and most track-focused model in the brand’s Sports Series. It also marks the beginning of the next chapter in McLaren ‘Longtail’ history, being …
News2019 McLaren 720S Spider: Of Course
Two years after launching the 720S as part of its Super Series line, McLaren is following through with a Spider version of the supercar. The brand claims the 720S Spider is its most accomplished convertible yet, “combining the thrill of open-air driving with unparalleled Super Series dynamic performance and sophistication.” …