Following a first preview on the upcoming Super Series “720S” supercar a couple of weeks ago, McLaren manufacturer has recently revealed some impressive figures with the official replacement of the 650S, the model managing to achieve extraordinary performance from 0 to 200 km/h.
According to the manufacturer, the new-generation model has managed to reach 200 km/h in a blazing 7.8 seconds, thanks to a new and high-performance 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, which replaces the current 3.8-liter. This means that the Super Series managed to be 0.6 seconds faster than the 650S.
What was also interesting about the car`s extraordinary achievement is that it was able to stop from that speed in a whopping 4.6 seconds and 117 meters, which makes is 6 meters less than the ongoing 650S, becoming “almost on par with the legendary McLaren P1”, as the carmaker stated.
Responsible for such extraordinary braking time is the car`s new braking system, which is now much lighter and comprising stiffer brake calipers with carbon-ceramic discs coming as standard. The supercar`s brake pedal has been also updated for better control.
The McLaren Super Series 720S was also wrapped with high-performance Pirelly tires, exclusively developed for the car and for such an important event. Speaking of the car`s performance, Chris Goodwin, chief test driver for McLaren Automotive, has also declared:
“The extreme performance and dynamic prowess of the second-generation Super Series, honed by testing at the limits and beyond, provides the perfect foundation for it to be the most complete supercar across the full range of use.”
As aforementioned, the upcoming McLaren Super Series 720 will use a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with an impressive 720 horsepower. More than that, according to latest reports, the new supercar will also be using an advanced system called Proactive Chassis Control II, which according to the carmaker, ”generates a significant amount of additional grip, but not at the expense of the balance and feel of the car. The depth and breadth of handling precision and ride comfort in combination with the peerless level of driver involvement in the second-generation McLaren Super Series is simply extraordinary.”