Meet the replacement of the 650S Coupé, McLaren’s 720S mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive supercar. But it possibly takes more design cues from the brand’s P1, by joining the upper part of its chassis with the monoqoue carbon-fibre “tub”, which means superb strength and rigidity, as well as using the same high-tech lightweight glass as the McLaren hypercar. Blistering performance is supplied by a new, twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine that rockets the 720S from 0-60mph in 2.8 seconds and then on to 200kmh in just 7.8 seconds. If you have nerves of steel you can take the car to a maximum speed of 212mph. And if you do approach those speeds you will be relieved to learn the 720S has McLaren’s highest-ever levels of aerodynamic downforce in a Super Series. But Brogue is particularly taken with the interior, which continues the luxurious feel established in the 570GT. An adaptive instrument cluster is the final flourish, which, on entering the car, lifts up out of the dashboard to reveal the 10in HD custom digital screen. A touch of drama that will never get old. 

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