McLaren has unveiled a new Track Pack specification for its Super Series 720S model, with the specialist package aimed at drivers seeking a “lighter, more circuit-focused drive”.
Starting with a 720S Performance specification – which already includes hood air intakes, rear fender air intakes and door mirror casings in carbon-fibre and engine bay ambient lighting – the Track Pack exterior adds 10-spoke forged alloy wheels, a carbon-fibre active rear spoiler and a sports exhaust – all of which is claimed to help reduce the car’s weight by 24 kg.
However, despite the drop in weight, the car’s performance remains the same as the standard model, which means the 710 bhp twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine delivers 0-124 mph in 7.8 seconds. The Proactive Chassis Control II active suspension and carbon-ceramic disc brakes also remain untouched.
Meanwhile, on the inside, there are carbon-fibre racing seats complete with 6-point harnesses as well as carbon-fibre extended gearshift paddles and a steering wheel trimmed in black Alcantara.
There’s also a special telemetry unit, namely the McLaren Track Telemetry (MTT) system that enables owners to analyse their track driving using three video cameras built into the car and data-logging software. A range of real-time data can be displayed as a result – such as lap times, sector splits and driver comparisons – as well as video footage to spot, for example, missed apexes and premature or delayed braking points.
The introduction of the new 720S Track Pack follows the availability of a Track Pack for McLaren’s entry-level Sports Series, which the British manufacturer claims one in ten 570S buyers specify.