The McLaren 750S, available in both coupe and convertible form, is the epitome of a refined supercar – it boasts the title of the lightest and most powerful series-production McLaren to date. Meticulously designed and engineered after extensive analysis of its predecessor, the renowned McLaren 720S, the 750S takes weight-saving, powertrain performance, aerodynamics, and dynamic excellence to new heights. To achieve this, approximately 30 percent of the car’s components have been either changed or entirely new, resulting in significant improvements that provide an even greater emotional connection to the vehicle. The result is a benchmark driving experience that is unparalleled in the world of supercars.
When equipped with all available carbon fiber and lightweight options, the coupe variant of this supercar weighs in at an impressively light 2,815 pounds, making it the lightest in its segment. With this featherweight construction, the car achieves a class-leading power-to-weight ratio of 579 brake horsepower per tonne, providing a driving experience like no other. In comparison to its closest competitor, this car is a remarkable 425 pounds lighter, translating to a significant power-to-weight advantage of 22 brake horsepower. This not only enhances the car’s performance but also delivers an exhilarating driving experience that sets it apart from the competition.
Similar to the coupe variant, the 750S Spider is also designed with a focus on minimizing weight. The Spider features a Retractable Hard Top (RHT), a rollover protection system, and a bespoke rear upper structure, all constructed from carbon fiber. Despite the lightweight construction, the carbon fiber monocoque provides such exceptional strength that no additional reinforcement is required. This remarkable engineering ensures that the Spider variant delivers an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 558 brake horsepower per tonne, even at its lightest dry weight of 2,923 pounds, making it a segment leader in terms of power-to-weight ratio.
New 10-spoke ultra-lightweight forged wheels are the lightest ever fitted as standard on a series-production McLaren and save 30.4lbs. The new driver instrument display is lighter by 4lbs. Even the windscreen glass contributes to weight reduction, providing a 3.5lbs saving.
The McLaren 750S boasts a ferocious 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine with a staggering power output of 740 brake horsepower and torque of 590 pound-feet. With this impressive powertrain, the car delivers unmatched performance, capable of reaching 0-60mph in just 2.7 seconds and 0-124mph in 7.2 seconds (or 7.3 seconds for the Spider variant). These acceleration times are quicker than those of its closest competitor, making the 750S a force to be reckoned with on the road. The car’s optimized transmission gearing and revised kickdown control strategy only serve to amplify its in-gear acceleration, providing an even more thrilling driving experience.
McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control linked-hydraulic suspension, which is renowned for combining astonishingly precise body control with a remarkably compliant ride, is now even more impressive in new PCC III form. The new generation system delivers even higher levels of suspension performance.
The 750S has undergone significant visual refinements that further enhance its already striking design. The nose section has been lowered, with a lengthened front splitter and narrower ‘eye socket’ intakes that now enclose the headlights. New sill air intakes and rear wheelarch vents improve aerodynamics, while the redesigned rear deck channels air towards a unique, elongated carbon fibre active rear wing located above the central-exit exhaust.
Headlight surrounds are now available in body color or carbon fiber, and the signature lightweight material is also an option for the new front bumper and rear bumper vents. Thanks to its carbon fibre monocoque construction, the 750S offers almost 360-degree visibility, with slim A-pillars and a low scuttle allowing natural light to flood into the cabin. The coupe model features glazed C-pillars, while crisp and customizable ambient lighting highlights cabin design details at night. In the coupe, a double-glazed panel set in the rear luggage shelf allows the V8 engine to be seen from within the cabin, providing a unique and immersive driving experience.
The 750S Spider is also designed with an emphasis on visibility, featuring glazed flying buttresses that guide airflow over the rear tonneau while enhancing rearward visibility. The Retractable Hard Top (RHT) is available with electrochromic glass, which brings additional light into the cabin and enhances the feel of an open-air environment, even with the roof closed. The RHT can be opened or closed in under 11 seconds at speeds of up to 31mph.
The interior of the 750S seamlessly blends innovative technology with exquisite materials, creating a luxurious yet driver-focused space. The car’s design places the driver at the center of the experience, with new displays for information and instruments located in the most convenient positions. The driver-centric instrument display is mounted on the steering column, allowing it to move in tandem with the steering wheel. This display is situated within a binnacle that also features controls for selecting Powertrain and Handling modes, which are located on either side. This thoughtful layout enables the driver to effortlessly switch between Comfort, Sport, and Track Active Dynamic settings while keeping their hands on the wheel and maintaining complete focus on the road ahead.
The McLaren Control Launcher (MCL) is an innovative new technology that debuts on the 750S, taking the driver’s interface with the car to a whole new level. The system can be activated using a button that features the iconic McLaren Speedmark, and it allows the driver to customize their driving experience by storing their preferred combination of aero, handling, powertrain, and transmission settings. This bespoke dynamic preference can be instantly recalled with a push of the MCL button, providing a personalized driving experience that is tailored to the driver’s preferences. This feature adds yet another dimension to the already impressive driver-centric design of the 750S, and it is sure to impress even the most discerning of supercar enthusiasts. With the MCL, the driver can effortlessly switch between different settings, whether they prefer a more comfortable ride for a leisurely drive or a sportier setting for more spirited driving. An elevated physical and emotional connection between driver and car is aided by bespoke engine mount tuning, as well as a new central-exit exhaust layout inspired by the McLaren P1™ that is acoustically tuned to give a distinctive clear tone and sharp crescendo at high engine speeds.
The 750S offers a range of interior customization options, including a full Nappa leather trim or a combination of Alcantara and Nappa leather with two new themes – TechLux and Performance. The interior is designed to provide optimal comfort and luxury, while maintaining a sporty feel. Additionally, the 750S is equipped with an upgraded audio system developed by McLaren’s audio partner, Bowers & Wilkins. The new system features a more powerful amplifier and proprietary Continuum® cone speakers, delivering an unparalleled listening experience.
The McLaren 750S Coupe has a starting price of $324,000 USD, while the Spider is priced at $345,000 USD in the US market.
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