THE NEW McLAREN 720S LAUNCH IN SINGAPORE
The new McLaren 720S made its Asia Pacific Premiere in Singapore at the Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Centre on 15 March, one week from its global debut at the Geneva Motor Show.
Over 500 McLaren owners and prestigious guests including Mr Karsono Kwee, Chairman of Eurokars Group and Mr Peter Lim, shareholder of McLaren Automotive, were present for the unveil of this stunning new interpretation of McLaren design language and dedication to aerodynamic principles, personifying the brand’s extreme performance DNA.
Mr Jolyon Nash, Executive Director of Global Sales & Marketing and Director of Global Marketing Mr Jamie Corstorphine flew into Singapore specially to grace the event and presented the car from an impressive panoramic screen.
“It would have been easy for us to make incremental improvements and present a relatively evolutionary car to the market. But that’s not the McLaren way. We asked ourselves to push the boundaries and make significant leaps forward in performance, styling, engagement and usability and we asked the team to ‘raise your limits’” Mr Jolyon Nash shared during his presentation.
The McLaren 720S has a hyper car construction similarly to the legendary McLaren P1™. A new chassis, the carbon fibreMonocage II, offers an unparalleled interior and visibility. The iconic dihedral doors require 15cm lesser space on each side compared to the McLaren 650S, improving its day to day usability. The car is powered by a new, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that produces 720PS and 770Nm, delivering the best power-to-weight ratio of up to 561PS per tonne compared to its competitors.