The McLaren 720S was arguably the star of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, and as it gears up to launch the new supercar later this year, McLaren continues to wet our appetites before our upcoming first drive.
In a film released by the British manufacturer, we get our first chance to see and hear the new super-series car in motion, showing off the delicious details that will help define what the next generation of McLaren supercar is capable of.
Positioned behind the Monocage II tub is the new 710bhp 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine and seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. Taking the V8 from the 650S McLaren has replaced 41 per cent of the motor’s internal components and those that have been carried over have been optimised, lightened and improved upon.
There’s a new cast aluminium inlet plenum plus lighter pistons, con-rods and crankshaft. The pair of turbochargers are completely new items and the injector count has doubled to 16. What’s more, McLaren has managed to position the new V8 15cm lower than the engine in the 650S to significantly reduce the car’s centre of gravity.