It's not only about how it looks.
Blending sensational styling with heroic driving dynamics, the McLaren 720S is far more than a poser but also one of the best cars in the world to drive. While it turns plenty of heads straight out of the factory, many tuners have transformed the appearance of the 720S through the years with some audacious widebody kits. Not all of these have been entirely successful and some of these kits clash with McLaren's form-follows-function approach, but a young designer brand from Asia called Zacoe believes it has struck the sweet spot between aesthetics and aerodynamics.
This is the 720S Zacoe Galaxy Wide Body and it may just be the best 720S body kit yet.
Zacoe believes its design philosophy sets it apart from other aftermarket brands. "Instead of rigid and vertical design lines, Zacoe prefers to use suave curves and leave gaps between the body and the kit," said the company.
This much is evident in the Galaxy kit equipped to the 720S, which looks stunning. Not only is the overall presence of the car much bolder but the handcrafted carbon fiber parts help to enhance both heat dissipation and airflow. Craftsmanship is another hallmark of the Asian brand and the same dry carbon fiber used here has been used by upscale automakers like Aston Martin, Mercedes-AMG, and Bentley.
The meticulous production process concludes with multiple layers of clear coat which gives the carbon fiber weave an attractive finish and protects it from sunlight. In the case of this 720S, the add-ons include an aggressive bumper lip with a curved design to seamlessly integrate with the car's original lines. Along the sides, it's hard to miss the side skirt piece that extends to the butterfly doors but does not impede their motion when they're opened. The wide body look is further achieved by special rear fender pieces that are said to be positioned mere millimeters from the OEM parts. The back of the car is characterized by a rear wing, rear bumper, and diffuser exhaust.
The rear fenders that extend to and almost touch the rear wing are reminiscent of the Senna GTR. As for the rear diffuser, it has been uniquely shaped to guide the airflow direction to enhance performance. On the car pictured here, the black carbon fiber parts contrast strikingly with the gold hue of the main body. It's these complex shapes that differ from the flatter surfaces of most other kits.
Another notable change at the back is the replacement of the twin exhaust tailpipes with a quad centralized setup. Zacoe says that this high-performance exhaust system will be built by Frequency Intelligent Exhaust, better known as Fi Exhaust, and that customers can expect an even more evocative sound.