And it lights up for an even wilder effect.
The 2020 McLaren 720S is already pretty close to the perfect supercar but this hasn't stopped aftermarket tuners from trying to improve it. Prior Design gave the 720S a widebody kit while Novitec boosted the engine to over 800 horsepower. Now, Miami-based tuner 1016 Industries has announced what it says is the world's first 720S with 3D-printed parts.
1016 Industries says the completed creation will be revealed later this month but these teaser images give us a great idea of what to expect from the modified supercar.
The 3D-printed parts were developed using Computational Fluid Dynamics, a special manufacturing process that helped save a substantial amount of time.
"Our focus for this project was exploring how we could employ 3D printing in the automotive world, and the results creating these McLaren 720S parts are impressive," says 1016 Industries Founder Peter Northrop. "The 3D printing process has not only allowed us to manufacture faster and more efficiently, but we've also improved quality. The 3D technology has allowed each 1016 Industries part to be even more accurately made, with each part printed in real scale to validate our CAD and CFD work."
The 720S has a highly complex and distinctive shape, which made it more difficult to develop these parts. Even so, 1016 Industries says the process of designing each piece took less than four months. Every portion of this kit was printed in a total of 120 hours, with all parts being printed in a single pass of the machine.
From the teaser images, it appears that these 3D-printed parts will have a tremendous impact on the car's aerodynamic profile. It may even rival the downforce produced by the McLaren 765LT. 1016 Industries hasn't mentioned any changes to the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 but the company has added red under-glow effects to highlight the awesome powerplant.