In case you haven’t heard, the McLaren 720S won our 2018 Performance Car of the Year test. One reason it took victory was its incredible pace and drivability on track. Now, McLaren has just introduced a Track Pack for the 720S to somehow make it even faster. We’re interested.
Like the 570S’s Track Pack specification, the 720S Track Pack aims to drop curb weight as much as possible with the goal of increased performance. In addition to the many pieces of carbon fiber on the standard 720S, the Track Pack gets a gloss carbon fiber active rear wing, carbon fiber gearshift paddles, and carbon fiber bucket seats available in two different sizes. There’s also lightweight 10-spoke forged alloy wheels, a sports exhaust, an alcantara steering wheel, and a titanium cross bar mounted behind the seats that can be used for six-point harnesses. McLaren says all these lightweight materials add up to a 52.9-pound drop in weight versus the standard car.
The 720S Track Pack also gets McLaren’s new track telemetry system, which uses three onboard cameras combined with data-logging software to record lap times and provide feedback to help you improve your driving.
One thing that hasn’t changed is the drivetrain—not like it needed it, anyway. The 720S’s 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 pushes out the same brutal 710 horsepower as the standard model, sending power to the rear-wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. We’ve already seen stock 720Ss run under 10 seconds in the quarter-mile, so we’re even more excited to see what this Track Pack version is capable of.
We reached out to a McLaren spokesperson regarding US availability on the 720S Track Pack, who told us customers can now place orders for deliveries starting in 2019. Exact pricing has yet to be announced. We can’t wait to get behind the wheel.