2019 Mclaren 720s

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2019 Mclaren 720s Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Mclaren first created the iconic MP4 12C in the year 2011, after that came the 650S and now the latest iteration is the 720 S. Slotting under the sports series the 720 S is lighter ,faster and more capable than its predecessors.

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Pros

Mind-numbing acceleration

Compliant ride for everyday use

Superb handling

Cons

Firm brake pedal

Flat steering effort

Astronomical price

What's New?

These are the changes for 2019 McLaren 720 S:

New carbon fiber chassis (Mono cage 2)

The suspension gets improved sensors

The engine capacity is improved from 3.8 liter to 4.0 liter


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$284745

bodystyle

2dr coupe

passenger capacity

2

drivetrain

RWD

engine type

displacement

244

horsepower

710-hp @ 7250 rpm

torque

568 lbs.-ft. @ 5500 rpm

transmission

7-speed automatic manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension

dimensions

wheelbase

105.1 in.

length

178.4 in.

width

76 in.

height

47.1 in.

curb weight

3139 lbs.

capacity

cargo volume

7.4 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15 /22 /18 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ unlimited

powertrain warranty

3 years/ unlimited

corrosion warranty

10 yr./ Unlimited mi.

roadside assistance

3 yr./ Unlimited mi.


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Styles

 2019 Mclaren 720s in Aurora Blue, leather color  2019 Mclaren 720s in Blade Silver color  2019 Mclaren 720s in Blue Ink color
Aurora Blue, leather

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Mclaren 720s Base

Base

power
710-hp @ 7250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$284,745


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $284,745 MSRP (15 mpg/18/22 mpg) 710-hp @ 7250 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded
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7-speed automatic manual rear wheel drive 2

 2019 Mclaren 720s Performance

Performance

power
710-hp @ 7250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$296,175


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Performance 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $296,175 MSRP (15 mpg/18/22 mpg) 710-hp @ 7250 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded
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TBD rear wheel drive TBD

 2019 Mclaren 720s Luxury

Luxury

power
710-hp @ 7250 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded
mpg
18 combined

$296,175


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Luxury 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7AM) Starting at $296,175 MSRP (15 mpg/18/22 mpg) 710-hp @ 7250 rpm, 4 L, V-8, premium unleaded
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TBD rear wheel drive TBD

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Expert Review


Harshit Gupta July 20, 2019


The cabin combines authentic British craftsmanship with leather, Alcan Tara, carbon-fiber, contrast stitching, and amazing fit and finish. The Mclaren 720 s marks the second generation of Super Series vehicles.

The Mclaren 720 S with abundance of carbon fiber challenges Italian powerhouse such as Ferrari 812 and Lamborghini. Let’s find out more about that in the review below.

2019 Mclaren 720s Features

The McLaren 720 S Coupe is powered by 4.0 liter turbocharged V6 powertrain which puts out 710 hp and 564 lb-ft of torque. Engine is mated to 7 speed SSG transmission. Built on the latest MonoCage II carbon fiber chassis and featuring McLaren's second generation hydraulic suspension, the 720S features state of the art technology. Optional features include a 360-degree camera, suspension lift kit, and track telemetry system with 3 cameras. Options include a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins sound system, a lift kit. Safety features include carbon ceramic brakes with ABS, front and rear park sensors, and a 360-degree camera.

Trim

720 S Coupe

Price

$288,525

Features

4.0L V-8 Engine

Seamless Shift Gearbox 7-spd auto-shift man w/OD Transmission

 

710 @ 7,250 rpm Horsepower

 

568 @ 5,500 rpm Torque

 

Rear-wheel Drive type

 

ABS and driveline Traction control

 

1st row t-bar composite Sunroof

 

19" silver aluminum Wheels

 

Front air conditioning, dual zone automatic

 

SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio

 

1st row LCD monitor

 

Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry

 

Windshield wipers - rain sensing

 

Alcantara simulated suede Seat trim

 

Navigation system

 

Parking assist

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There are two options to choose from; luxury and performance and they get you personalized material for seats and other trims. The Luxury includes engine bay lighting, luxury leather interior, and electric, heated memory sports seats. The Performance trim mimics Luxury, but swaps leather for Alcantara and Nappa leather, loses the powered seats, and adds carbon fiber trim inside and out.If you are music fanatic then the optional sound system is made for you.

2019 Mclaren 720s Engine

The wail of the McLaren 720S's 4.0-liter V8 is accompanied by relentless acceleration as its twin turbos hit full boost. Experience it once, and you quickly learn to respect the McLaren's throttle pedal. Conversely, the small-displacement V8 tends to lag, literally and figuratively, if engine RPM drop below 3,500.-kellybluebook

Engine and Transmission

Codenamed as M840T the heart of this monstrosity is a 4.0 liter twin-turbo V8 power plant which puts out 720 hp @7250 rpm and 568 lb-ft of torque@ 5500 rpm. There is a significant increase in power from the previous iteration named as 650 S which is due to increase in displacement from 3.8 liters to 4.0 liters. It is exactly 70-horsepower and 68-pound-foot increase over the 650S and a 44-horsepower and 53-pound-foot more than the 675 LT. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission.

The dual clutch transmission is equipped with paddle shifters and 40 percent of the engine components are newly developed. The shifts are noticeably quicker and the gearbox features Inertia push which helps in instantaneous acceleration by activating the clutch for next gear.

Models

McLaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

MSRP

$285,000

$391,000

$304,995

$417,650

Engine

4.0L V8

6.5L V12

5.2L V12

6.5L V12

Transmission

7 Speed automatic

7 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

7 Speed automatic

Horsepower

720 hp @7250rpm

789 hp@8900rpm

715hp@6500rpm

759 hp @8500rpm

Torque

568 ft-lbs @5500rpm

718 ft-lbs@7000rpm

663lbs.-ft.@5000rpm

531 ft-lb @67500rpm

At this price point horsepower doesn't matter, what does matter is how to transfer all of the ponies to the wheels. Every other rival have a bigger engines but the McLaren 720 S matches them in every aspect be it acceleration or top speed.

Acceleration

According to Mclaren the 720 hp from this V8 is good for taking you from 0 to 60 in just 2.7 seconds. It is nearly as quick as the P1. It lighter curb weight and state of the art chassis help this achieve this mark. The McLaren 720 S came with a new lap record at the Nurburgring and covers the quarter mile mark under 10 seconds which you can say is supercar territory.

Models

McLaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

0-60 MPH

2.7 sec

2.7 sec

3.2 sec

2.6 sec

Quarter mile

10.1 sec

10.2 sec

N/A

10.3 sec

Engine

4.0L Twin Turbo V8

6.5L Naturally Aspirated 65 Degree V12

5.2L Naturally Aspirated V12

6.5L Naturally Aspirated 60 Degree V12

Emissions(Tons/yr of CO2 emissions at 15Kmi/Year)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Under 10 second's quarter-mile puts the McLaren, Ferrari and SVJ almost a second ahed of Aston Martin. The Mclaren 720 S keeps pulling, as if it's trying to outrun comparisons with any other car.

Ride and Handling

The F1 derived powertrain in the Mclaren 720 S with electronically actuated twin scroll turbochargers provides lightning fast power delivery with track oriented handling. The Carbon mono cage is superlight which is inspired from the P1 and completely made out of carbon fiber also helps in tremendous weight reduction. The Mclaren 720 delivers the ride quality of a Mercedes S class and uses an electro-hydraulic steering which works astonishingly well with tactility and precision.

The McLaren's are true winner in the chassis game which is better than any Ferrari and Lamborghini. The 720 S uses double wishbone in the front and coil overs in the front, there is also a rear Z-bar heave spring to accommodate the massive down force. It also uses the company's Proactive Chassis Control which connects the left and right damper with hydraulic hoses and accumulators to minimize body roll on corners.

The McLaren 720s features three drive modes which are Comfort, Sport and track. The comfort mode offers a compliant ride but flick to Track or Sports mode and the720 S comes to life. In the normal mode (comfort) the flat side of instrument cluster faces you but switching to track mode it turns 90 degree and you will only see important things which is rev counter and gear position.

Braking

The Mclaren 720 S is equipped with huge carbon ceramic brakes with a six piston front and four piston rear calipers. The brakes are finished in gloss black with silver McLaren text as standard. They are enough to stop you in an emergency situation either on road and track. The brake steer applies a braking force to the inside wheels for agility.

Pedal feel is hard initially but softens up gradually, the standard Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres aren't all terrain and hence, do not provide much grip on wet roads. The integrated spoiler also tips up and work as an air brake.

Model

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Mclaren 720S

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Brake Front (in.)

15.6

16.14

15.3

15.8

Brake Rear (in.)

14.1

14.17

15

15.0

Curb Weight (lbs.)

3593

3732

2917

3362

60-0 MPH (ft.)

101.7

N/A

97

96

The McLaren is the easiest to modulate because of its lower curb weight while all the cars stop at similar distances in an emergency situation.

2019 Mclaren 720s Fuel Economy

Supercars are not meant for fuel efficiency. Surprisingly the McLaren 720 s doesn't guzzle gas like a track monster and is able to return 32986 mpg on the highway. The fuel economy ratings are pretty good for this segment. It will not be cheaper car to drive but earning 17 mpg in the city and 26 mpg combined makes best of both words.

Model

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Mclaren 720S

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

MPG (city)

12

21

17

8

MPG (highway)

16

27

29

18

MPG (combined)

13

22.9

26

13.14

The Mclaren 720 S wins the fuel economy war followed by the Aston Martin Superlegerra . The Ferrari 812 superfast doesn't deliver pretty good number and get ready for long monthly fuel bills with the Aventador SVJ.

2019 Mclaren 720s Interior

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. While its interior design is less flashy than rivals from Ferrari and Lamborghini, the aesthetic is pleasing, and outward visibility is excellent- Carandriver

Seating and Comfort

The inside of the 720 S is an ode to carbon fiber, the elegant interior architecture features the finest hand-stitched leather, satin-chrome highlights and race bred center console . The interior follows the McLaren's design philosophy of "Everything for a reason" and every curve has its purpose. The portrait styled infotainment screen is focused towards driver with transmission control stacked over each other. Getting in and out of the car will ridiculously easy with dihedral doors as compared to other McLaren's.

The seat cushions are firm with lumbar adjustment, they provide great level of support for thighs and back. Although supportive, they are not meant for long rides as non-perforated seats doesn't breathe well. Seats can accommodate wide variety of individual as the steering tilt's and telescopes. The mid-engine is mounted so low that ensures exceptional driving dynamics and thin pillars help in great outward visibility.

Model

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Mclaren 720S

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Passenger capacity

2

4

2

2

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

-

-

-

-

When it comes to craftsmanship, the Aston Martin, Ferrari and Lamborghini offers best in material. The 812 superfast is has more classic configuration while Lamborghini's cockpit is made like a jetfighter with slanting dashboard and aggressively styled dashboard. The interior of the Superleggera is traditional Aston Martin with a thick transmission tunnel but with two seats more in the rear which none of the rivals have. None of them feels as advanced and fresh as the McLaren "organic" design.

Interior Features

  • Dual zone climate control & air conditioning
  • Heating element on rear window
  • Manual adjust sports seats (power height adjust on driver's side (embossed speed mark on headrest)
  • Manual adjust steering column (reach and rake)
  • Front luggage compartment accessible under hood
  • Machined from solid interior switches
  • Electro chromatic dimming rear view interior mirror

Infotainment System

A seven-inch touchscreen offers intuitive control over the McLaren IRIS infotainment system. Standard specification includes:

  • MIS (McLaren Infotainment System) 7" high resolution touch screen monitor
  • On-board memory
  • McLaren 4-speaker audio system
  • Audio media player
  • AM/FM & DAB radio
  • Bluetooth telephony
  • USB connectivity x2
  • AUX in
  • Voice control for infotainment

Cargo Capacity

The 720 Ss nose-mounted boot is a useful size and there's a shelf for soft bags and coats behind the seats, so you could easily find room for a long weekend's baggage for two.

Model

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Mclaren 720S

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Cargo Volume (ft.3)(Front/Rear)

-

-

5.29/7.41

-

2019 Mclaren 720s Exterior

The 720S's stunning body is made possible by the extensive use of high-strength, lightweight carbon-fiber composite. It's used to form the passenger cell, as well as the thin A-pillars so they can support the scissor-style doors. The standard McLaren 720S weighs about 3,100 pounds, but with every weight-reducing option box checked, the car's weight drops to just under 2,830 pounds. The 720S's body is smoother than the previous 650, with more sculpting and a brighter color palette.-Kelly Blue Book

Dimension and Weight

Highly inspired form the 650 S the 720 S fuses thrill of a supercar in stunning exterior design for optimum aerodynamic efficiency. Beautiful shrink wrapped aluminum metal panels and teardrop shaped cockpit makes up for lowest drag resistance. The low stance with contoured noseand enlarged air takes with LED headlights shaped like McLaren's speed mark depicts dynamism. McLaren's signature dihedral doors swing open to give you an effortless entry in the cabin. The "Double-Skin" doors channels air in to the radiator situated in the rear fender.

Starting from the front fender there is slot at the edge of the door to clear the turbulence coming from the front wheel. The teardrop shape ends into pair of flying buttresses which links the flowing roof for an incredibly sporty look. A channel of neatly designed air ducts on the rear fenders helps cooling of engine which is visible under the lightweight mesh. Shaped like the Mclaren's speed mark slim line light blade LED taillights emphasize the stretch of mesh grille. Ditching the trapezoidal exhaust the 720 S features round tailpipes on the either side of McLaren logo. At last there is a large wing which neatly integrates into the deck lid and lifts up to create down force. The high-performance rear diffuser is definitely inspired from the track cars.

Model

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

McLaren 720S

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Curb weight (lbs.)

3593

3732

3128

3362

Length(in)

183.3

185.5

178.9

194.6

Width(in)

77.5

84.4

76

82.5

Height(in)

50.2

50.4

47.08

44.72

Ground clearance (in)

4.33

4.72

4.21

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

107

110.4

105.1

106.2

The classic Ferrari has all that it needs to look an art work and it will presumably age pleasantly, however park it close to the McLaren 720S and it will most likely look somewhat dull. The Aventador SVJ is very aggressive but the dramatic lines in the 720 S looks more elegant. The Aston Martin is another British classic but doesn't look as good as the 720 S. The most interesting thing is the 720 S is the current lightweight champion.

Exterior Features

  • Twin-hinged Dihedral Doors
  • Soft close doors Glass C-pillars
  • Fixed rear glass rear luggage area accessible by folding seats
  • Active rear spoiler with air brake and automatic Drag Reduction System (DRS)
  • Electrically folding heated door mirrors (with dip in reverse functionality)
  • Electronic external door release buttons (both sides)
  • Dark Palladium front splitter
  • Front air intakes
  • Rear aero bridge
  • Rear bumper lower
  • Diffuser
  • Body colour bonnet, fenders and bumpers
  • Gloss Black upper canopy
  • Satin Graphite exterior window surrounds
  • Body colour door mirror casings and door mirror arms
  • Sandblasted silver exhaust finisher

2019 Mclaren 720s Safety

Safety Features

The Mclaren 720 S Coupe comes with top-notch safety features that demonstrate the seriousness towards the safety of the passengers. To drop the chances of getting into a mishap on the road, numerous security features are incorporated in the 720 including 4-wheel anti-lock braking system, stability control and parking sensors at both rear and front.

Furthermore, in case of a collision, the 720 s minimizes the chances of its passengers getting hurt by employing front, knee and side curtain airbags. Additionally, the supercar also features a security system to tackle a situation of intrusion. An ignition disable device is the part of the aforesaid security system, which disables the engine's ignition if a duplicate car key is detected.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Door-Mounted Side Airbags

2019 Mclaren 720s Competition

Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Ferrari drives like a dream, almost like it is on a mission to kill you. On top of that, it is almost $30,000 cheaper than the Aventador S. Further, it gives you crucial 40 more horsepower which is really crucial at the top end of the power band.

Even on the inside, the 812 feels a bit more comfortable and plush. However, on the outside, the Aventador S looks more butch and handsome. Also in comparison, the Ferrari does not quite match the drama and the fierceness of the Aventador. So, in our opinion, get both if you have the money. Anyways, in this comparison, the Ferrari has the definite upper hand over the Lambo.

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

The Mclaren 720 is track bred racecar with a twin turbocharged v 6 powertrain. It follows the organic design language of Mclaren inside out. The driving dynamics are better than Lamborghini and less curb weight makes it agile around corners. The car is also extremely visually appealing but it falls just behind the new age look of the 720 s. When it comes to interiors, the quality is unmatched with clutter-free spaces that allow you to focus on driving pleasures of the vehicle.

All in all, the 720 s is a much finer track tool than the Aventador but the Lambo offers a unique experience of the naturally aspirated motor that a turbo car can never offer.

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

The Aston Martin DBS follows a different approach, it tries to blend in luxury of a sedan and a speed of a supercar together. it gives you a 6.0L V-12 which generates a respectable horsepower. The top speed of this luxury sports car is 205MPH. It's not as powerful as some other cars in this competition here and isn't quite as fast either but the engine is still amazing and sound from that V12 engine is absolutely brilliant. It's not as brutal but is quite understated and subtle about its performance.

The Aventador and the DBS have very different characters. So it is up to you which car fits your need, if you want raw speed then Aventador LP-750-4 SV is the car for you. If you want a fast car that feels luxurious and doesn't miss out on creature comforts then the Aston Martin DBS is the one for you.

2019 Mclaren 720s Final Verdict

The Mclaren 720 S is a second slower than the mighty P1 and this is a supercar bargain wrapped in carbon fiber and aluminum. The power form the turbocharged engine and agility of chassis is grin inducing. With the active aerodynamics it sticks to the ground like no other car.