800-HP McLaren 720S Offers Hypercar Performance

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We didn’t think it was possible, but Novitec has made the McLaren 720S even more desirable.

The McLaren 720S is so mind-bogglingly fast it required a rocket scientist to explain how it can beat hypercars on the drag strip for a fraction of the price. And yet aftermarket tuner Novitec thinks there’s still room for improvement. As part of its new tuning package, Novitec is offering a three-stage engine conversion for McLaren's Super Series. The entry-level package optimizes the ECU to enable the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 to produce 773 hp and 626 lb-ft of torque. The Level 2 variant also includes a stainless-steel sports exhaust system.

With these modifications, the engine now develops a whopping 806 hp and 647 lb-ft of torque, enabling the car to accelerate from 0-62 mph in 2.7 seconds, 0-124 mph in 7.5 seconds, and on to a top speed of 215 mph. This potent performance puts the McLaren 720S firmly in hypercar territory. The Stage 3 conversion is similar to Stage 2, but features 100-cell free-flow sports metal catalytic converters to achieve 791 hp and 636 lb-ft of torque.

As well as upgrading the engine, Novitec has given the McLaren 720S a subtle makeover with an assortment of carbon-fiber components. While some aftermarket specialists tend to go overboard, Novitec doesn’t spoil the car’s stunning looks. Among the components included in Novitec’s carbon-fiber aero package are headlamp inserts, a full-width front spoiler with a more pronounced lip, air splitter, side fins and longer air intake surrounds to improve the channelling of ram air. New carbon-fiber side skirts also improve the airflow along the flat bottom area between the wheels.

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Novitec also adds numerous decorative carbon components including air intakes for the hood, rear engine cover, rear bumper side trims, side air intakes, sill entrance panels, and door mirror caps. Rounding off the changes are forged wheels available in a variety of finishes that measure 20 inches at the front and 21 inches at the back. Lowered springs also give the car a more aggressive stance and sharpen the handling. We didn’t think it was possible, but Novitec has made the McLaren 720S even more desirable.

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