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2022 McLaren 720S Review: Specs and Pricing

McLaren 720S

McLaren 720S: OVERVIEW

The 2022 McLaren 720S delivers a tonne of the show and considerable power, like many exotic vehicles. Explosive launches and the kind of ethereal agility that will send serious drivers into ecstasy are among the thrills. A 710-hp twin-turbo V-8 powers McLaren's featherweight, carbon fiber-heavy dream car.

Even though the engine has a significant amount of turbo lag, the brief delay that occurs after stomping the accelerator gives the driver time to get ready for a sprint to 100 mph in just 5.2 seconds and a stated top speed of 212 mph.

Drivers of the 720S coupe or Spider (i.e., convertible) will discover that the vehicle offers a surprisingly pleasant ride when they aren't living out their Formula 1 fantasies. The only significant discomfort comes from the bending over necessary to exit its straightforward but customizable interior. Yes, the 2022 720S is absurdly expensive, but that money gets you an absurdly remarkable automobile.

What Has Changed For 2022?

The 2022 720S coupe and convertible receive no substantial modifications from McLaren. The 765LT (reviewed separately) satisfies those seeking an even more race-focused machine thanks to its increased power and significant mass reductions.

McLaren 720S: Pricing

The 2022 McLaren 720S 2dr Coupe is the most affordable 2022 McLaren 720S model (4.0L 8cyl Turbo 7 AM). It has a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of roughly $299,000 when destination fees are added.

Which One To Purchase?

More weight and less stiffness compromise most convertible supercars, but the 720S Spider is little impacted. The Spider is just as speedy as the coupe despite the retractable hardtop's additional weight, and its open-air cockpit improves the driving experience. With its racy interior modifications and exterior additions made of carbon fiber, we'd pick it in the Performance trim.

The electrochromic glass roof and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires would also be our choices for a maximum stick. The only additional options we'd want are the front and rear parking sensors, front-end car lift, and McLaren Track Telemetry with a lap-time recorder and three cameras because the customization options are numerous and subjective.

McLaren 720S: Engine And Performance

A twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 with 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque powers both the coupe and convertible models. These totals pass through a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters. At our track, the 720S coupe we tested accelerated to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds and to 100 mph in 5.2 ticks.

At our annual Lightning Lap, we also had the chance to test-drive a similar variant, which we described as "wonderfully entertaining and scary fast." We took one for a test drive in California on a winding, poorly maintained road where its sophisticated suspension was able to smooth out bumps and the steering system was a friendly companion. The encounter provided more proof of McLaren's superior chassis adjustment.

McLaren 720S: Interior And Comfort

Every 720S's central component is its carbon-fiber tub, which protects occupants while assisting in weight reduction and ensuring stiffness. A two-seat cabin for the driver is housed inside this compact construction. Although it has a less flashy interior than Ferrari and Lamborghini's competitors, it still has a beautiful aesthetic and great visibility from the outside.

True, getting out of the low-slung seat can be difficult, but that's normal practice in supercars. Instead, a choice of high-end materials and custom alternatives can be used to outfit the cabin. Although there isn't much room inside the 720 for little stuff, there is a luggage compartment underneath the hood.

McLaren 720S: Connectivity

Each 720S is equipped with a 7.0-inch touchscreen that is vertically oriented and has standard features like Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, and two USB connections. Upgrade to a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins system if you want a more potent audio system to block out the noise of this six-figure supercar's twin-turbo V-8 engine.

Additionally, a track-data recorder (McLaren Track Telemetry) with or without three outside cameras is an optional feature that allows you to save lap times and recall racing-related memories.

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