McLaren Reveals Lighter 720S Track Pack

McLaren Reveals Lighter 720S Track Pack

McLaren is coming out with yet another Track Pack, this time to improve the already track-dominant 720S.

After the screaming success of the 570S Track Pack, which McLaren says now makes up one of every ten 570Ss sold, the British supercarmaker is now giving the same treatment to their incredible 720S.

The 720S is already an extremely excellent car. We’ve yet to see it lose in any of the various matchup videos posted to YouTube (except for the one time it raced against a McLaren Senna), so it’s hard to think of just what could make a 720S better.

Leave it to McLaren to figure that one out. The answer is, of course, to make the 720S lighter. And what could be lighter than more carbon fiber?

The active rear spoiler and racing seats have been upgraded with carbon fiber versions, and a titanium bar mounted behind the driver now supports the 6-point racing harness. McLaren also enhanced the 720S’ track-day capabilities with their track telemetry system, which comes with three cameras mounted at strategic locations around the car which gather data on the driver’s performance. All that data is then displayed on the vehicle’s center console display. It even records laps so that you can review them later and see how you could improve.

McLaren Reveals Lighter 720S Track Pack
via McLaren

McLaren also upgrades the wheels to super-lightweight forged-alloy models and gives it a new sports exhaust. Carbon fiber gearshift paddles can now be found behind the steering wheel, which is now covered in Alcantara.

All these upgrades account for a weight savings of 53 lbs over the base-model 720S. They could all be purchased separately, of course, but the Track Pack now bundles them together for a lower price.

That price is $37,000 USD, which brings the total starting cost of a Track Packed 720S to $295,000. Which is a steal when you consider adding each bit separately used to cost upwards of $350,000.

Deliveries are set to begin in 2019, right around the same time the 720S GT3 racer starts wrapping up its development.


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