The McLaren 720S, launched in 2017, has been replaced by the new 750S. About 30% of the components in the 750S are new or have been changed from the 720S. It is also about 66 pounds lighter weighing in at just 2,815 pounds for the coupe, 2,923 pounds for the Spider, when equipped with the lightweight options. The twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 engine now produces 750PS or about 740 hp at 7,500 rpm. Torque is rated at 590 lb-ft at 5,900 rpm.
Light weight and plenty of power translates into acceleration from 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds for the coupe and Spider. 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds. The coupe can accelerate from 0-300km/h or 0-186 mph in just 19.8 seconds. The spider isn’t far behind taking just 20.4 seconds to hit 300 km/h from rest. Top speed for both cars is 332 km/h or 206 mph.
“When you have a car recognized by so many drivers as a benchmark, to do something even better you have to examine every detail and really push hard for improvements that raise the bar again.”Michael Leiters, CEO, McLaren Automotive
“This is what we have done with the new 750S and the light weight, V8 engine performance and outstanding dynamic abilities combine to deliver a supercar driving experience that hits new heights, with truly exhilarating levels of emotional connection.”
Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 7-speed sequential shift gearbox with Comfort, Sport and Track modes. The 750S is fitted with 245/35/R19 Pirelli P-ZERO’s up front and 305/30/R20’s in the rear. Pirelli P-ZERO Corsa, P-ZERO Trofeo and P ZERO Winter tires are also available as options. All of these tires were engineered for the 750S by McLaren and Pirelli.
For drivers who want to take their 750S to the track, they can opt for the track brake upgrade which uses carbon ceramic discs and monobloc calipers derived from the McLaren Senna. The 750S has Formula 1-inspired integrated caliper cooling technology. It also has McLarens the next generation PCC III Proactive Chassis Control hydraulic suspension system. The suspension lift system raises the cars front end in just 4 seconds, less than half the time of the 720S system. The centre-exit exhaust is inspired by McLaren P1.
“The new 750S further sharpens McLaren’s ‘form follows function’ design philosophy, the organic form of the car enhanced by reprofiled ‘eye sockets’ and a larger active rear wing,” said Holford went on to say. “The aluminium, carbon fibre and composite bodywork is visually elegant but has the aerodynamic features incorporated, so when you look into the intakes and ducts you can understand how the airflow is controlled.”
For buyers in the United States, pricing for the 750S coupe starts at approximately $325,000 US and $345,000 US for the Spider. Canadian pricing has not been released.
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