The British luxury sports car brand is continuously teasing us about the upcoming 720S model – the second generation Super Series, and now we see it can brake from 124 mph (200 km/h) to a standstill in a mere 4.6 seconds.
We’re mere weeks away from the full disclosure of the 720S, the supercar being set for its worldwide premiere in front of the live audience of the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. But before the company takes the wraps off, we can still get some new teasers. The latest entry in the long and arduous campaign speaks of the machine’s stopping power. The supercar can sprint to 124 miles per hour (200 kilometers per hour) in 7.8 seconds, but on the other hand it can return to zero in just 4.6 seconds and 127 yards (117 meters). That’s about 6.5 yards (6 meters) better than its predecessor – the 650S and almost the same as the P1 hypercar.
Apparently the very impressive braking abilities have been developed through the new carbon-ceramic discs that are lighter and stiffer than other versions in the range. “The extreme performance and dynamic prowess of the second-generation Super Series, honed by testing at the limits and beyond, provides the perfect foundation for it to be the most complete supercar across the full range of use,” comments McLaren Automotive Chief Test Driver, Chris Goodwin. The company also partnered with Pirelli for the new, unique Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires for the 720S, which should bring an improvement of six percent in terms of mechanical grip compared to the 650S.