• McLaren is ending manufacturing of the 720S supercar after a roughly five-year run, with a yet-to-be-named alternative already bought out properly into 2024.
  • The 720S was unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show, and went into manufacturing for the 2018 mannequin yr, changing the 650S.
  • A McLaren spokesperson confirmed to Car and Driver that manufacturing for the 2023 mannequin yr formally resulted in December 2022.

McLaren has sounded the loss of life knell for its iconic and beloved 720S supercar. Production of 2023 model-year automobiles formally resulted in December 2022, a spokesperson for the firm confirmed to Car and Driver.

No official alternative has been introduced, however talking with Automotive News, Nicolas Brown, McLaren’s president of the Americas area, advised the outlet, “… Customers, in fact, they see that, ‘OK, properly, you’ll be able to’t order a 720 anymore.’ They notice that manufacturing is ending. So placing two and two collectively, one thing is coming.”

Despite no official alternative being revealed, and even introduced, Brown advised AN that the firm has taken deposits on the new automobile. In truth, he confirmed that the alternative car is bought out “by way of deep into 2024.”

The 720S was first unveiled at the 2017 Geneva Auto Show as a alternative for the 650S supercar. The twin-turbocharged V-8 powering the wheels is mounted behind the passenger compartment and makes 710 horsepower. Unleashing that energy propels the 720S to 60 mph in properly beneath three seconds, and on to 120 mph in lower than seven seconds.

We lapped a 2018 720S at our annual Lightning Lap testing, the place we deemed it “Wonderfully enjoyable and scary quick.” Not solely did it clock a 2:39.7 round the VIR Grand Course, becoming a member of a lofty group of vehicles beneath 2:40; nevertheless it additionally recorded a mind-warping pace of 171.7 mph on the entrance straight.

We’re all the time unhappy to see vehicles we love die off, particularly with a automobile as quick and enjoyable to drive as the 720S. The model’s latest automobile, the Artura, is faster to 60 mph, however swaps the 4.0-liter V-8 for a hybrid V-6 paired to an electrical motor. It’s a less expensive entry, positive, nevertheless it’s heavier and fewer highly effective than the 720S. And it loses the sensory expertise granted by the 720S. We’ll absolutely miss the 720S because it exits stage left after 2023.

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