McLaren's Next Supercar Will Have a 4.0L Twin-Turbo V8

Jodi Lai
by Jodi Lai

A few details about McLaren’s next supercar have been revealed ahead of its official debut.

The next car in McLaren’s Super Series lineup, widely believed to be named the 720S, will be powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8. Although no output figures have been released, McLaren has confirmed that the upcoming supercar will finish the quarter mile in 10.3 seconds, while acceleration to 124 mph (200 km/h) takes just 7.8 seconds. It wouldn’t be crazy to see the 720S output upwards of 700 horsepower.

“Power, torque and throttle response are all significantly enhanced compared to the first-generation Super Series, yet with fuel efficiency and emissions also notably improved,” said McLaren Super Series Vehicle Line Director Haydn Baker in a press release.

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The twin-scroll turbochargers have also been improved to spool up faster for reduced turbo lag. McLaren has also engineered a new exhaust system “tuned to provide a soundtrack to match the extreme performance of the engine.” An optional sports exhaust will also be offered, and to highlight the engine, the engine bay will light up when the car is unlocked.

The 720S will also have an advanced adaptive chassis with a variable drift mode.

McLaren will debut its second-generation Super Series supercar at the Geneva Motor Show in March. will be reporting live from the show and will bring you more details about this new McLaren when it debuts.

A photo that leaked earlier from a private McLaren event also gives a pretty good preview of how the new supercar will look:

Jodi Lai
Jodi Lai

Jodi has been obsessed with cars since she was little and has been an automotive journalist for the past 12 years. She has a Bachelor of Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, is a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC), and a jury member for the prestigious North American Car/Truck/Utility Vehicle of the Year (NACTOY). Besides hosting videos, and writing news, reviews and features, Jodi is the Editor-in-Chief of and takes care of the site's day-to-day operations.

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  • Noe Japan Noe Japan on Feb 15, 2017

    I don't think there are any owners / avid supercar fans posted on here except for myself! The skullduggery on whether this is a 3.8 or 4.0 unit can be found out next week. 25th have the private viewing / pre-ordering party In reality the engine size is irrelevant. Yes it'll produce higher torque and Bhp numbers BUT in the real world a car with 600-700 is already way enough, infact, way to much for normal use. Sadly a majority of the owners of supercars don't even use 25% of that power and a majority have little clue of high speed driving / overtaking on proper small country / mountain roads