Mar 8, 2017

McLaren demonstrates the new supercar 720S

The British prepared a lighter, faster and more technologically advanced replacement for the outgoing 650S model. Presented in Geneva, the supercar, which is only the youngest model of the brand McLaren, is able to humiliate many Ferrari and Porsche.

The model called the McLaren 720S is not a restyling or modernization, but an absolutely new supercar in every detail. The company's specialists reconsidered the whole design of the car, having supplied it with the newest carbon-fiber monocoque of ultrahigh rigidity and strong aluminum subframes, on which the suspension is attached. The new power structure is called Monocage II and saves 18 kg of weight at once compared to the previous model, which by the standards of this class of machines is a worthy win.

The high rigidity of the monocoque allowed the engineers to make the front racks thin, and the windshield became almost panoramic, which, together with a large glazing area, provides the supercar with first-class visibility. The exterior body panels are made of carbon and aluminum.

Another unique feature - two-step doors, which, in fact, form the roof of a supercar. In addition, McLaren 720C has actively developed aerodynamics, and 15% increased the volume of air entering the engine cooling system.

As for the engine itself, the 720S received a new 4.0-liter V8 engine with a 720 hp turbo. And with a torque of 770 Nm at 5500 rpm. The traction is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 7-speed robotic transmission with two clutches. The dynamics are impressive - up to 100 km/h supercar accelerates in just 2.9 seconds, and up to 200 km/h in 7.8 seconds. The maximum speed of the British supercar is 341 km/h.

The engineering highlight of the 720S is the adaptive PCCII suspension, which is completely interconnected through a hydraulic system in analogy with the Formula 1 cars. This design completely eliminates the need for stabilizer bars. The control electronics of the 720S allow you to choose between comfortable, sporty and track driving modes, and the special Variable Drift algorithm helps to drive the car in a controlled skid.

All 400 copies of the limited series Launch Edition have already been sold, and by the end of the year McLaren is going to sell about 1200 cars.