The McLaren 720S has been given an aggressive makeover.
The McLaren 720S is a superb supercar, with striking looks to match its incredible performance. Russian aftermarket tuner TopCar thinks it can improve the looks of McLaren’s Super Series with its upcoming body kit. But while tuners often spoil the aesthetics of exotic supercars (we’re looking at you Liberty Walk) with ill-fitting body kits, TopCar’s effort looks like an official McLaren add-on.
Somehow, the tuner has built a body kit that gives the 720S an aggressive makeover without spoiling the car’s aesthetics. The result looks like it could be the track-focused McLaren 720S of our dreams.
Previewed in a series of renders, the souped-up McLaren 720S, dubbed "Fury” is clad in copious amounts of carbon fiber panels that complement the design lines. At the front is a new carbon hood with vents and an aggressive, low-slung spoiler. Large side skirts have been added to the profile, while a massive carbon diffuser adorns the rear and the supercar sits on new wheels.
TopCar hasn’t said if it intends to tinker under the hood. However, if the tuner’s Porsche Stinger GTR Carbon Edition is anything to go by, we could see some performance upgrades. In stock form, the McLaren 720S is powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8 that sends a very respectable 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch automatic gearbox.
That’s enough grunt to enable the 720S to rocket from 0-62 mph in 2.9 seconds and 0-124 mph in 7.8 seconds, before reaching a top speed of 212 mph. Considering it’s already capable of outrunning supercars that cost considerably more, the 720S arguably doesn’t need any more power – but we wouldn’t complain if TopCar disagrees. Whether it will produce more power than Novitec's 806-hp McLaren 720S remains to be seen.
We can’t wait to see the finished project. TopCar says it will start testing prototypes "in the very near future” before launching the modified 720S at the end of 2019.