The McLaren 720S is the embodiment of speed

The McLaren 720S is the embodiment of speed
 

So far one of the fastest debutants of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show is the McLaren 720S – the first of the firm’s new second-generation Super Series cars. Heavily influenced by the P1 hypercar, the 720S features a lightweight carbon fibre chassis (for a dry weight of 1 283kg) and is powered by a new twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that produces 537kW and 770Nm.

McLaren claims that this car will reach 100km/h in 2.9-seconds and run right up to 341km/h. Equally impressive is the speed at which the 720S comes a stop – hit the brakes at 200km/h and you’ll be stationary in just 4.6-seconds.

Other highlights include a new generation of McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control that not only provides better handling on the limit but more comfort when caught in the drudgery of day-to-day traffic. Then there’s the little matter of looks: I think you’ll agree that the 720S is probably one of the prettiest cars to come out of Woking in a very long time.

So… want one? Well then you best have a spare £208 600 (approximately R3 306 539 depending on the exchange rate) lying about. – Thomas Falkiner