Blink. You just missed it. At an impressive 0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, and 0-200km/h in 7.8 seconds, with a maximum speed of 341km/h, it is a rare experience to catch more than a glimpse of the McLaren 720S. At the recent launch of the supercar in Melbourne, we were able to admire the beauty on display as it calmly slept. The Super Series “is the core of the McLaren business and personifies the blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland,” states Mike Flewitt, CEO, McLaren Automotive. “This is the first time we have replaced a product family and the new 720S is absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit in being a revolutionary leap forwards, both for our brand and the supercar segment.”
The 720S delivers a few firsts for McLaren. It is lighter and faster than its predecessor—the McLaren 650S—and greater focus has been placed on driver comfort. Small things like the dihedral doors opening wide, making it easier to slip in and out of the vehicle agilely; increased driver visibility and roomier cabin space; all add to a more favourable driver and passenger experience. “The new 720S has been designed to meet and exceed the extreme performance expectations of the most demanding supercar owner, but it also has a driver environment that is incredibly light, airy and sophisticated, with peerless space, excellent all-round visibility and superb comfort,” claims Emilio Scervo, Chief Engineer, McLaren Super Series.
For the discerning client aspiring to personalise their new McLaren 720S there are various ‘options’ to tailor the vehicle to your individual preference. If those are not quite to your taste or standards, the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) can cater to your vision for a truly bespoke vehicle. The McLaren 720S is available in 20 exterior colour palettes—greys, whites, blues, reds and McLaren Orange; seven of the colours being unique to the 720S.
With the first Australian deliveries of the McLaren 720S expected in July, George Biggs, Managing Director, McLaren Automotive AsiaPacific, believes that “The new McLaren 720S is testament to McLaren Automotive’s dedication to providing its clients with the most cutting edge technology and world-class products. We’re excited to offer Australian customers and enthusiasts the opportunity to view our latest addition to the McLaren family in Australia. We are seeing significant interest in our marque locally, with clients and fans alike impressed with the combination of technology and beauty in perfect harmony.”
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An interview with Robert Melville
Robert Melville admits to obsessively drawing cars when he was a boy. He still does, though today it’s as design director at McLaren Automotive. Melville embodies the mindset and drive that has defined McLaren since Bruce McLaren set up his Formula One team in 1963.
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ASTON MARTIN DB11 V8 COUPE
Sensuous machinery with soul
Can a mere machine have soul? Can an inanimate, man-made object such as a car be described as sensuous? Before you answer those questions, picture what the constituent raw materials of a car would look like piled up on the ground in front of you: large sheets of shiny metal, some rubber, glass, plastic, lots of wire and a few cow hides. Now feast your eyes on what a car manufacturer such as Aston Martin can create with these materials to work from, the inarguably gorgeous DB11 V8 Coupe.
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The Vantage AMR Pro
There have been many iterations of Aston Martin's venerable Vantage sports car, but none quite like this. The Vantage AMR Pro is the first of a new generation of models designed and developed in response to insatiable demand from the wealthiest of Aston Martin's clients. They are willing to pay for exclusivity, yet also very much want a purebred Aston Martin.