McLaren reveals striking new 720S supercar

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McLaren 720S Super Series

McLaren has pulled the covers off its new 650S successor at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show – the 720S.

The new model is the first car to be launched as part of the British manufacturer's second generation of Super Series vehicles.

It is powered by a new 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that develops a staggering 710bhp and 770Nm of torque, which allows for a 0-60mph time of 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 212mph.

Not only does the 720S boast impressive straight-line performance figures, carbon ceramic brakes also allow the McLaren to come to a halt from 124mph in just 4.6 seconds.

The new McLaren supercar features a dry weight of 1,283kg, allowing for a power-to-weight ratio of 553bhp per tonne. An integral aspect of the car's lightweight construction is the new Monocage II carbon-fibre tub, which delivers both extreme strength and rigidity while keeping the car's weight low.

McLaren reveals striking new 720S supercar

McLaren reveals striking new 720S supercar


As far as fuel economy goes, McLaren claims the 720S can deliver a combined consumption figure of 26.4mpg while CO2 emissions stand at 249g/km.

Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive's CEO, said: "Super Series is the core of the McLaren business and personifies the blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland.

"This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new 720S is absolutely true to McLaren's pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment."

Orders are now open for the McLaren 720S, which is available in three grades of specification: standard, Performance and Luxury. Prices start at £208,000 and customer deliveries are expected to start in May.