About six months ago, we said that McLaren's 570GT MSO may be the sexiest car you'll ever lay your eyes on. Needless to say, we've changed out mind after seeing the British automaker's new ride, the 720S, which it unveiled yesterday at the Geneva Motor Show.
Point blank: This thing is sexy on the outside and has an Ivy League-like brain and professional athlete-like performance.
Boasting a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 engine and weighing 2,828 pounds, the 720S is lighter and faster than both the 570GT MSO and its most recent predecessor, the 650S, already making it one of the world's top-performing supercars. And with it capable of hitting 60 miles per hour in a blazing 2.8 seconds, per company execs, and capable of topping out around 212 miles per hour, the 720S packs more punch than a Mike Tyson right hook.
With all that style, performance and power, though, comes with a hefty price tag, as the McLaren 720S has a list price of around $290,000, which is 5 percent more than previous McLaren models.
Still, just look at some of these specs and see why millionaires and rich sports car enthusiasts will be happy to drop that sort of cash on such a dynamic ride.
A hyper-light carbon-fiber chassis gives the McLaren 720S the lightweight it needs to get its top speeds, while the faster steering and 45 percent faster gear changes makes the handling a dream.
To help improve visibility at higher speeds, the beam pattern of the 17 LEDs (in each light), were raised a half degree once the car hits 68 miles per hour.
The hydraulic wing on the rear of the car performs as an air break and helps the car stay grounded by increasing downforce, with twin exhausts and engine air intakes atop the fender help with the car's aerodynamics while the hydraulic wing deploys.
Simply approaching the car put the 720S into a “Welcome Sequence," which leads to the mirrors unfolding, automatically turns the indicator lights on and flashes McLaren logo atop the engine in a red light. Talk about a sexy perk, huh?
Both seats are further back than normal from the dash, giving both the driver and passenger more space for leg room and a roomier feel than most supercars on the market.
Three drive models (comfort, sport, and track) are accompanied by a seven-speed dual clutch paddle-shift transmission, which makes the 720S both dynamic and reliable to be driven on a daily basis, while, surprisingly, being comfortable enough to take on long rides.
With an eight-inch, iPhone-like controlled screen, the 720S' driver display folds down at high speeds to help eliminate distraction.
So, now that you've got all the information, take a look at the pics to see why we love the McLaren 720S more than any supercar we've seen. Now, if only we had $300,000 to pull this puppy into our garage.
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