New McLaren 720S Enters Full Production
McLaren has today marked the beginning of full production of the new 720S, with the completion of the ‘Job#1’ car.
The move to full production marks the beginning of a new chapter for the British supercar brand, as the second generation of the Super Series – codenamed ‘P14’ – replaces the first generation, ‘P11’ model family that encompassed the original McLaren 12C and subsequent derivatives, as well as the 650S and 675LT.
The first of 15 new McLaren models confirmed for introduction by the end of 2022 under the company’s Track22 business plan, the new 720S is lighter, faster and more aerodynamic than the 650S it replaces.
Powered by a 4.0-litre V8 twin-turbocharged engine that produces 710 bhp, the car accelerates from 0-60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and 0-124 mph in 7.8 seconds. Top speed is 212 mph.
“The new McLaren 720S entering volume production is a momentous occasion for McLaren Automotive, marking the first time since the company was formed in 2010 that we have replaced a model family with an all-new generation,” commented Mike Flewitt, McLaren CEO, speaking at a short ceremony at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, to mark the completion of the Job #1 car. “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.”