McLaren is continuing to tease its next supercar and this week, some information about its powerful brakes has been revealed.
Widely believed to be called the McLaren 720S, this second-generation Super Series that replaces the 650S will make its public debut at the Geneva Motor Show in early March. The supercar will be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 that can rocket the coupe to 124 mph in 7.8 seconds. From that speed, it can also brake to a standstill in just 4.6 seconds and 117 meters, a figure that’s close to the McLaren P1’s stopping distance.
McLaren says the 720S will have lighter and stiffer brake calipers and standard carbon-ceramic discs. The British supercar maker also worked with Pirelli to develop bespoke P Zero Corsa tires that boast a 6 percent improvement in mechanical grip than the tires in the 650S.
The next McLaren will be built around a lightweight carbon fiber monocoque, have an advanced adaptive chassis with a variable drift mode, and an active wing.
McLaren also released a short video of the 720S drifting around a track during testing, which is the first time we’ve seen the supercar in motion. Watch the video below: