What McLaren started with the P1 was the pinnacle of British engineering which was later witnessed in the 650S. Recently, the company also took the wraps off its successor the 650S, the 720S which is headed to India next month. Ranjit Sundaramurthy, also known as RSM, has ordered for the supercar which will share its space in his garage with the likes of the Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari 488GTB and the Lamborghini Huracan.
Compared to the 650S, the McLaren 720S is faster, lighter and offers better cabin space than its predecessor. It is based on a carbon fibre body and an aluminium space frame which enables it to shed 18 kg and creates 50 percent more downforce compared to the 650S. The four-litre version of the core twin-turbo V8 generates an epic 710 hp of power which translates into a zero to 100 kmph time of 2.9 seconds. Top speed of 300 kmph is achieved in just 21.8 seconds and the entire cars weigh less than most luxury sedans available in the country. The chassis, known as 'Monocagell' is more rigid and the blokes at McLaren have offered the 720S with Proactive Chassis Control which now uses 12 additional sensors compared to the 650S. Driving modes of Comfort, Sport and Track adjust the chassis according to the driver's preference.
The 400 units of the McLaren 720S are being produced have already been sold out and the carmaker expects 1,200 units of the car to be sold this year worldwide. The British carmaker is known to have developed some of the most impeccable machines in the past including the McLaren F1 and race-spec versions of almost every car were also made. The 720S will be no different!