Production of the McLaren 720S has officially kicked off with the recent completion of the ‘Job #1’ car. With the official start of the second-generation Super Series, the first-ever replacement of a model family since the brand’s launch in 2010, a new milestone has been reached.
Production of the new 720S, codenamed ‘P14’, replaces the production of the first generation ‘P11’ model family that encompassed the original McLaren 12C and its derivatives, as well as the McLaren 650S and 675LT.
It seems like McLaren is off to a good start of its second generation production: “Customer interest in the new McLaren 720S following its unveiling in March at the Geneva International Motor Show has significantly exceeded our expectations and we are bidding farewell to the first-generation Super Series in the knowledge that we have a successor that raises limits in the supercar segment to new heights”, commented Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive.
The 720S is the first of 15 new McLaren models that will be introduced by the end of 2022 under the company’s Track22 business plan. The 720S is lighter, faster and even more capable than the 650S it effectively replaces. Powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, the 720S produces 720 horsepower, just like its name suggests. The result is a 0-100 km/h sprint in just 2.8 seconds and on to 200 km/h in just 7.8 seconds. The top speed of McLaren’s new supercar is set at 341 km/h.
The new McLaren 720S starts from £208,600 in the UK and can now be fully configured on a dedicated website.