The new McLaren 750S is here, and it’s a rather serious machine. It’s the lightest and most powerful series-production McLaren ever, and it can be had in coupe or open-top guise which means it’s going to appeal to a wider audience. Also, the way many McLaren owners are, we wouldn’t be surprised if they buy one of each. Fans of the 720S will easily identify the 750S as its successor, but there have been a host of changes carried out to give the new car its own identity. 750S refines the design with aerodynamic tweaks including an extended front splitter, narrower eye-socket intakes and a striking, central-exit exhaust inspired by the McLaren P1. There’s a new, larger rear wing and new meshing to improve the cooling. "When you have a car recognised by so many drivers as a benchmark, to do something even better you have to examine every detail and really push hard for improvements that raise the bar again. This is what we have done with the new 750S." Michael Leiters, CEO, McLaren Automotive. So there are clear changes and improvements, but not so many that the car doesn’t fit in with the evolution of the McLaren range. Around 30 % of 750S components are either new or were changed in order to shave down the weight while increasing just about everything else. With all available carbon fibre and lightweight options selected, the coupe tips the scales at 1 277 kg in its lightest form and gives the car a segment-leading power-to-weight ratio of 587 hp-per-tonne, which is an impressive 193 kg lighter than its closest competitor. The 750S Spider is designed with the same focus on minimising weight, and so the Retractable Hard Top (RHT), rollover protection system and bespoke rear upper structure to the monocoque are constructed from carbon fibre to give the open-top a power-to-weight of 566 hp-per-tonne and a lightest dry weight of 1 326 kg - also class-leading.
Take a look at the YouTube videos attached, the first is from the global online premiere of the car, followed by a couple of videos that show off how amazing the new McLaren 750S is inside and out as well as just why the car is as fast and powerful as it is: McLaren Global Premiere | McLaren Automotive
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