2022 McLaren 720S Super Series is far from the prettiest thing on four wheels. There’s a real sense that it’s less styled and more shaped by aerodynamics. The advanced carbon fibre and alloy composite bodyshell is designed to be as light as possible. The 720S still weighs 1,419kg
Power comes from a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, which drives the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic gearbox. It’s can be manually controlled via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. And because of those turbos, it’s not just the power figure that’s startling; torque is, too, peaking at 568lb ft.
The core of every 720S is its carbon-fiber tub that helps limit weight and ensure rigidity, all while protecting passengers. Contained within this lightweight structure is a two-seat cabin that caters to the driver. Don’t expect ample space to store small items in McLaren 720S cabin but at least there is a luggage compartment under the hood.
In front of the driver McLaren 720S, there’s a swiveling digital instrument cluster that changes as you move through different driving modes. In track mode, the screen pitches down, revealing a smaller screen on top with just your revs and speed. The whole act of the screen moving is exciting to see, almost marking a special occasion when going for a drive.
Every 720S is fitted with a vertically oriented 7.0 inch touchscreen that includes conventional features. Such as Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, and two USB ports. Those who want a more powerful audio system to drown out the sound of this six-figure supercar’s twin-turbo V-8 can upgrade to a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins unit.