The McLaren 720S has been in production for five years and McLaren thinks that’s long enough for the supercar, so the British automaker has decided to axe it. This move has been predicted since last year when the company stopped assembling its 720S.
McLaren Americas President Nicolas Brown confirmed to AutoNews that customers who were interested in buying the 720S have actually been ordering units of its replacement. It’s worth noting that the successor of the discontinued supercar has yet to be revealed. However, the vehicle is said to rival the Lamborghini Huracan, Ferrari F8 Tributo, and other competitors at this level.
Due to the decision to end its production, the 720S is no longer available to buy, but many McLaren fans believe that a new model is on the way. Brown said they’re expecting “a refinement of” the 720S, which is not a next-gen or all-new car. Therefore they started to put down money with dealers to anticipate the arrival of the new vehicle.
According to Brown, the upcoming McLaren is already sold out until 2024, without confirming when it will break cover or arrive. Our guess is that the new model will launch in 2023 or 2024, although we’re not really sure about it. In any case, nothing is known about the car at the moment, so we’ll have to wait and see.
The McLaren 702S made its debut in 2017 and was assembled in Woking, UK. It came with two body options, convertible and coupe, packing either a rear-wheel drive or rear mid-engine configuration. The supercar has a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that – as shown in various dyno tests – offered more output than advertised.
Official words from McLaren mention 710 hp and 556 lb-ft of torque, which is sent to the wheels through a seven-speed automatic transmission. The supercar can sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds, and reach 124 mph in 7.8 seconds, before maxing out at 212 mph.