McLaren introduced the 720s in 2017 as a replacement for the 650S and now, a replacement for the 720s is here. Introducing the all-new 2024 McLaren 750s with increased power, decreased weight, and an entirely new interior.
McLaren’s powerful 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 engine has been enhanced with a new twin fuel pump and greater turbo boost pressure to deliver 750PS and 800Nm. With these outputs, the new 750S can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in under 2.8 seconds and from 0 to 200km/h in 7.2 seconds (7.3 in the Spider), outpacing all of its nearest rivals.
Those who are familiar with the 720S will easily identify its replacement, the 750S. It improves on the look with a number of aerodynamic changes, such as an expanded front splitter, narrower eye-socket intakes, and a dramatic, central-exit exhaust that was influenced by the McLaren P1. Music to our ears. Additionally, a new, wider rear wing and new meshing have been added to enhance cooling.
According to McLaren, the new 2024 model weighs 1277 kg dry, which is 30 kg less than the previous 720 S model. The mid-engine supercar weighs in at 1389kg after adding all the essential fluids and a 90% full fuel tank. To get your 750S coupe to its lightest potential weight, you’ll need to upgrade your options. These should include things like carbon-fibre racing seats (17.5kg lighter than the standard seats) and 10-spoke ultra-light forged wheels (13.7kg lighter than the base-model wheels). Additionally, the active rear wing has been stretched and elevated, and optional carbon-ceramic brakes are directly from the McLaren Senna.
A 750S Spider model is also offered. Although the Spider does not have the fixed-roof coupe’s lovely windowed rear roof pillars, the power-retractable hardtop model weighs 49 kg more than the fixed-roof model. However, as McLaren puts it, “such is the strength of the carbon fibre monocoque that no additional reinforcement is needed.” The power roof can be raised and lowered in less than 11 seconds, and it has the option of electrochromic glass, which allows you to dim the panoramic roof even while the lid is closed.
The new 750S’s interior has also been upgraded by McLaren. Finally, you’ll be able to use a USB-A or USB-C charger to charge your gadgets, and McLaren finally offers basic Apple CarPlay. The Active Dynamic controls, which alter the drivetrain and chassis settings, have been relocated to the driver’s instrument panel, where they are now more appropriate for this vehicle and are easily accessible with your hands on the steering wheel. With the push of a single button, the new McLaren Control Launcher allows you to access your preferred drivetrain and chassis settings.
Hardware and software changes
The third version of McLaren’s hydraulically linked Proactive Chassis Control has undergone a number of hardware and software upgrades to provide the 750S even more dynamic breadth. The driver’s interface with the car is also expanded by a new McLaren Control Launcher (MCL). The 750S is the first vehicle to include this technology, which enables the driver to customise their McLaren driving experience by saving their preferred configuration of aero, handling, powertrain, and gearbox settings, which can then be quickly recalled by pressing the MCL button.
According to McLaren, the 750S starts at either $345,000 (RM1.5 million before taxes) for the Spider or $324,000 (RM1.4 million before taxes) for the coupe. It is currently sold out until sometime in 2024.