First McLaren 720S to arrive in India next month – Owner is from Bangalore
McLarens 650S' successor, the 720S was showcased at 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. Now, the car is heading to India as one buyer has already ordered it.
McLaren 720S, British sports car designed and manufactured by McLaren Automotive was showcased at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It replaces the 650S from the global market. Bookings had started earlier this year, and one of the individuals to book this car, is an India.
Mr Ranjit Sundaramurthy A.K.A RSM from Facebook page Supercars India, has ordered his McLaren 720S. He will take the delivery of his new car sometime next month in Dubai. Post that, he will get the car to his home town, Bangalore. Once in Bangalore, the car will share Ranjit’s garage with cars like Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari 488GTB and Lamborghini Huracan.
McLaren 720S is faster, lighter and more spacious as compared to the 650S. It offers better performance and is also slated to be more aerodynamic than its predecessor. 720S which is a two seater sports car, adheres to all McLaren design regulations.
It is based on a carbon fiber body, gets aluminum space frames and front and rear suspension while it is powered by a 4.0 litre V8 twin turbocharged engine. This engine now offers 710 bhp peak power and 568 lb/ft of torque. Power to weight ratio is optimized due to its lighter weight monocoque chassis and a host of other elements which reduce weight considerably.
The new McLaren 720 S has has a dry weight of 2,858.5 pounds and curb weight of 3,128 pounds. The engine is mounted behind the two seats and sends power to rear wheels via a quick shifting 7 speed dual clutch gearbox. 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 2.8 seconds while top speed stands at 341 kmph. Electro hydraulic power steering, hard gripping carbon ceramic brakes and brake steer system have made their way into the McLaren 720S from the 650S.
All 400 units of the launch edition have already been sold while McLaren targets sale of 1,200 units of the 720S this year.