The McLaren 720S beat nine strong competitors to win the 2018 Performance Car of the Year title by Road & Track. As the first model in the second-generation Super Series range, the car has been extensively praised for its blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement.
The McLaren 720S is the friendliest, least intimidating supercar I’ve ever experienced… it’s more than what’s new in supercars; it is also what’s best, what’s fastest, what’s most capable. As such, the 720S was the easy winner of our vote.
— Concluded the editors of Road & Track
Commenting on the awards, Tony Joseph, President, McLaren Automotive North America said:
We believe that the McLaren 720S is a revolutionary step forward, not only for our brand, but for the supercar segment. To be named Performance Car of the Year by Road & Track is a great validation of the car and its capabilities. From the stunning new interpretation of our design language to its comfort and usability on the street without sacrificing any performance on the track—the 720S is a special car in the McLaren supercar line-up.
Introduced at the 2017 International Geneva Motor Show, the 720S features a 4.0-liter V8 engine, producing 710hp and 568 lb/ft of torque for 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and a top speed of 212mph. The 720S delivers outstanding driver engagement, with a new generation of McLaren’s active chassis system, Proactive Chassis Control II. With a stunning new exterior design centered around aerodynamic principles, to the luxurious, driver-focused cabin, this car offers the widest breadth of dynamic capability of any McLaren, from controlled comfort to extreme handling prowess.
Note: Press release courtesy of McLaren Automotive.