The new McLaren 650S successor still doesn't have a name, but it does have an innovative interior.
From what we’ve seen so far, McLaren’s upcoming 650S successor, rumoured to be called the 720S, will be a remarkable supercar that’s twice as aerodynamic as its predecessor, will be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 allowing it to reach 0-124 mph in just 7.8 seconds, and will almost have the same stopping power as a P1. With less than a week until its live debut, McLaren has revealed that we can expect the same level of innovation in its new supercar’s interior, featuring a revolutionary driver display.
Information is displayed to the driver via two high-definition screens comprising of a Central Infotainment Touchscreen and a separate Folding Driver Display. A wealth of information is shown in Full Display Mode, which changes according to the selected driving mode of Comfort, Sport, and Track. Slim Display Mode, however, can be activated by the touch of a button, or automatically deployed when linked to active dynamics functionality. With this mode engaged, the driver display slides down to reveal only essential information in a sleek strip to keep you firmly focused on tearing up the track. It's a bit of a gimmick, perhaps, but it looks fun to play with if you're easily amused.
“The Folding Driver Display is revolutionary in offering both a choice of information shown and physical position, seamlessly complementing driver preferences while at the same time furnishing a glorious piece of engineering theatre,” said Mark Vinnels, Executive Director of Product Development at McLaren Automotive.
Complementing the Folding Driver Display is an eight-inch vertical Central Infotainment Touchscreen loaded with apps allowing the driver and passenger to control audio, media, navigation and other features, as well as having several quick-access keys. As for the cabin, McLaren says the still-unnamed second-generation Super Series will have an inviting driver environment that will be “recognized as the most welcoming and engaging in the supercar sector,” lavished with plush aluminum switches and luxurious leather upholstery and trim. Expect to find out all the juicy details about the new McLaren Super Series at Geneva next week - at least we’ll soon have an actual model name to refer to.