It marks a new era for the British automaker.
The new McLaren 720S was unveiled earlier last month at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, representing the second-generation McLaren Super Series. Full production has now kicked off at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, Surrey, England where the first unit finished in Glacier White is now ready to head to its owner. That also means the final example of the first-generation Super Series has left the factory, marking the end of the P11 model line.
McLaren plans on introducing 15 new models by the end of 2022, and the 720S is the first of those 15. Sporting a new 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with 720 horsepower, the supercar is capable of going zero-to-60 in just 2.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 212 mph (341 km/h).
As for the first-generation Super Series, McLaren announced more than 7,000 units were sold since the launch of the 12C in 2011. The first-generation Super Series family also included the 12C Spider, 650S and 650S Spider, as well as the 675LT and 675LT Spider models.
“The new McLaren 720S entering volume production is a momentous occasion for McLaren Automotive, marking the first time since the company was formed in 2010 that we have replaced a model family with an all-new generation,” commented Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, speaking at a short ceremony at the McLaren Production Centre to mark the completion of the Job #1 car. “Customer interest in the new McLaren 720S following its unveiling in March at the Geneva International Motor Show has significantly exceeded our expectations and we are bidding farewell to the first-generation Super Series in the knowledge that we have a successor that raises limits in the supercar segment to new heights.”
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