McLaren 750S – Well listeners its nearing Christmas time. That always bring a certain amount of stress about buying the best gifts.
Well, if you are looking for something as a last-minute gift for your car enthusiast partner, look no further.
McLaren have just released the McLaren 750S Supercar.
This is the lightest and most powerful series production McLaren yet.
It comes fitted with a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering up to 750PS (which is about 551Kw) and a torque output of 800Nm. This comes with an optimised 7 speed transmission with revised kickdown strategy and McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control linked-hydraulic suspension.
Capable of achieving 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds and 0-200km/h in 7.2 seconds.
The McLaren 750 S looks amazing as you would expect. It’s a little tight inside for someone my size but I would happily squeeze myself in for the sheer joy of the drive. And it now comes with Apple CarPlay.
For listeners that may feel the impulse to buy the 750s its priced from $585,800 AUD plus on-road costs
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The new McLaren 750S: pure exhilaration arrives in Australia
- New McLaren 750S has arrived in Australia, pictured at Bangarra Wharf in front of the Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Lightest and most powerful series-production McLaren, with segment-leading power-to-weight ratio of 587PS-per-tonne
- Setting a new benchmark for driver exhilaration, 750S produces astonishing levels of performance achieving 0 – 200kms/hour in 7.2 seconds (Spider 7.3 seconds)
- Priced from $585,800 AUD plus on-road costs.
The model, which becomes the lightest and most powerful series-production McLaren to date, features a new rear-wheel drive configuration and is available in coupe and convertible form.
Combined with a V8 engine, the model uplifts the already impressive attributes of the renowned 720S to new heights, achieving a segment leading power-to-weight ratio of 587PS-per-tonne (coupe, at lightest dry weight) – a 22PS advantage over its closest competitor.
Designed following meticulous analysis of 720S, the new 750S demonstrates technical advances in weight-saving, powertrain performance, aerodynamics and dynamic excellence to create a supercar built for purists.
The construction of the carbon fibre monocoque, carbon fibre-shelled racing seats and the lightest wheels ever fitted as standard all work towards delivering a low weight vehicle.
750S is lighter than 720S by 30kg (DIN) with its lightest dry weight just 1,277kg, a remarkable 193 kg less than its closest competitor.
This process has included the lengthened active rear wing which is 20% larger than the wing of the 720S – further optimising aerodynamic efficiency, yet is 1.6kg lighter due to its carbon fibre construction.
McLaren Composites Technology Centre
Built at the state-of-the-art McLaren Composites Technology Centre (MCTC) in Yorkshire, UK, angle configurations are unique to Coupe and Spider with three main operational positions to improve downforce, reduce drag and the performance of high speed braking.
“For 60 years, our past has fuelled our future. At McLaren Racing, every second can make a meaningful difference on the track for our F1 drivers. At McLaren Automotive, this same DNA drives us, every small change yields significant results.
It is this ethos from which the 750S was created, carrying this DNA into a new era. It improves everything that matters to a driver and raises the supercar benchmark that we previously set so high with the 720S.
“Drivers have long revered McLaren as the epitome of driving performance and the reputation of 720S meant that 750S needed scrupulous consideration to create a supercar that enhanced its predecessor. Supreme attention to detail has allowed us to produce a lighter iteration with truly outstanding dynamic abilities. As with all McLarens, it offers an immersive and exhilarating driving experience that delivers a truly emotional connection for the driver.”
Paul Harris, Managing Director – APAC and China, McLaren Automotive
McLaren 750S performance
The new 750S provides ferocious performance, fitted with a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering up to 750PS and a torque output of 800Nm.
Capable of achieving 0-100km/h in 2.8 seconds and 0-200km/h in 7.2 seconds (Spider 7.3 seconds), 750S is quicker than its closest competitor over both distances.
In-gear acceleration is amplified by the optimisation of the 7-speed transmission’s gearing and the introduction of a revised kickdown control strategy.
At the heart of the improved dynamic capabilities of 750S is McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control linked-hydraulic suspension. The new generation system, PCC III, means that the dynamic capabilities of 750S are even greater while maintaining the same levels of comfort while improving overall circuit performance.
Better front-end grip is also a noticeable feature of the new 750S helped by a 6mm wider front track and new suspension geometry – and McLaren’s electro-hydraulic steering, which is widely recognised for its precision and clarity of feedback, now has a faster steering ratio and new power-assistance pump.
Also debuting on 750S is the McLaren Control Launcher (MCL) technology adding another dimension to the driver’s interface with the car. Activated using a button featuring the famous McLaren ‘Speedy Kiwi’, MCL allows the driver to personalise their McLaren driving experience by storing a bespoke dynamic preference – their favourite combination of aero, handling, powertrain and transmission settings – that can instantly be recalled with a push of a button.
McLaren 750 S interior
The interior has also been reimagined to be even more driver-focused. The instrument display is fitted to the steering column which is now 1.8kg lighter as the pursuit for light-weighting continues into the interior.
Mounted on a binnacle, the instrument display has controls to select both Powertrain and Handling on either side allowing the driver to move seamlessly between Comfort, Sport and Track Active settings while maintain their focus on the road ahead.
Apple CarPlay® has also been introduced while the new richer graphics on the Central Information Screen feature richer more detailed graphics.
Ownership and Price
A comprehensive three-year vehicle warranty and a three-year scheduled maintenance/service plan are included as standard with the new 750S.
Additionally, the 750S is eligible to be covered by the McLaren Extended Warranty in Australia, which is available in 12- or 24-month periods from time of first purchase until the vehicle is 15 years old.
The McLaren 750S Coupe is priced from $585,800 AUD plus on-road costs.
The McLaren 750S Spider is priced from $654,600 AUD plus on-road costs, both are avallabile to order now from McLaren retailers in Australia.
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