In the presence of Sheikh Abdulrahman Bin Ahmed Al Thani, Chairman & Managing Director of Al Wajba Motors, official McLaren dealers in Qatar, and Qatari VIPs as well as car enthusiasts and media representatives, the new McLaren 720S recently made its debut in Qatar, introducing the second-generation of McLaren’s Super Series and simultaneously raising previously accepted limits of performance in the supercar sector.
Super Series is the core of the McLaren business and personifies the extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland. This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new 720S is absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment, affirmed Saher Baaj, General Manager of McLaren Doha.
The new 720S is lighter, faster and even more dynamically capable than its McLaren 650S predecessor, with unparalleled levels of interior space and sophistication. One glance at the 720S identifies it as a bold reinterpretation of McLaren’s design language; the beautiful form has nothing superfluous about it: immediately and undeniably a McLaren, the new 720S is arguably the most distinctive and remarkable McLaren yet.
The new M480T engine powering the 720S continues the lineage of McLaren’s multiple-award-winning, twin-turbocharged V8 engine series. The 4.0-litre engine, which has 41% new part content compared to the 3.8-litre engine that continues to feature in the McLaren Sports Series, generates a maximum of 720 hp and 770 Nm of torque.
Performance is truly astonishing: standstill to 100 kph (62mph) takes less than three seconds and just five seconds later the car has passed the 200 kph (124mph) mark on its way to a maximum speed of 341 kph (212mph). Braking is equally impressive, the new 720S coming to a halt from 200km/h (124mph) in just 4.6 seconds, covering 117m.
McLaren’s expertise in carbon fibre structures – every road car built by the British manufacturer since 1993 has had a carbon fibre chassis – underpins the construction of the new 720S; the architecture of the car is based around a new carbon fibre ‘tub’ and upper structure, the McLaren Monocage II. This technology delivers extreme strength and rigidity in a lightweight structure and is the ideal base for any supercar.
The hand-crafted luxury inherent in a McLaren, with the authenticity of fine leathers and machined aluminium, is complemented by the revolutionary new McLaren Driver Interface, which comprises a Folding Driver Display and Central Infotainment Screen. In combination with a cabin environment that establishes new standards in the supercar segment for visibility, space and comfort, these attributes give the new McLaren 720S an incredible degree of usability and validate its claim to be the most complete supercar on sale today.
The new McLaren 720S is now available to order from Al Wajba Motors at Al Muftah Plaza on Al Rayyan Road. You may visit their website doha.mclaren.com or call 4411 4411.