McLaren is struggling in F1, but away from the track, the unveiling of the new 750S has fans of the Woking manufacturer daring to awaken from their slumber.
But how different is it?
That question warrants being asked, as the 750S will replace the 720S that was introduced in 2017 and isn’t necessarily a ‘new’ car.
It does though, according to McLaren, have 30% new or revised parts and will perform better in several areas, including power and technology.
The engine will be an updated version of the 4.0L V8 engine found in the 720S and will see a 30bhp increase to 740bhp thanks to its new twin fuel pumps and engine management system.
A new 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, a 15% shorter final drive ratio and a weight-shed of 66lbs have also been introduced to make it as fast as possible.
With all of this plus its carbon fibre tub, named Monocage II, new exhaust system and engine mounts, the 750S will go from 0-60mph in 2.7 seconds and 0-124mph in 7.2 seconds.
The new version of the McLaren Control Launcher also allows drivers to pick their own settings around aerodynamics and powertrain, so those behind the wheel can have more say over what goes on with the throttle, brakes and steering.
When it comes to the looks, McLaren are keen to point out that the slight changes in appearance on the 750S aren’t for aesthetic or downforce purposes.
The focus is on balance.
The bumper is longer, the wheel arches are wider, the air intakes on the sides are lower, and the new carbon-fibre rear wing is 2.4 inches longer, allowing it to act like an F1-style drag reduction system (DRS).
When it comes to the pretty bits, the Spider version of the 750S will have the option of being fitted with an electro-chromatic glass roof that dims or brightens depending on the light being let in.
Inside, it has a new updated interface that mirrors the new Artura’s dashboard binnacle and an upgraded infotainment that finally has Apple CarPlay.
There’s also the very cool option of having a glass panel over the rear shelf that shows the top of the powertrain off to those walking by.
The 750S will be available to buy later this year, with prices starting around £266,181 for the coupe and £283,038 for the Spider.
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