McLaren Automotive has unveiled the McLaren 750S in India, setting a new benchmark in the supercar segment with a staggering price tag of Rs 5.91 crore. This launch marks a significant milestone for McLaren, as the 750S is destined to be the brand’s last model exclusively powered by an internal combustion engine.
Limited to a mere 20 units for the Indian market, the 750S emerges as the worthy successor to the acclaimed 720S. It represents a major leap in design and performance, sporting a refreshed look with redesigned front and rear ends, and boasting an increased output of 750 PS (740 hp). In addition to its stunning aesthetics, the 750S is 66 pounds lighter than its predecessor, the 720S, due to extensive use of advanced materials and engineering techniques.
McLaren reports that approximately 30 percent of the components in the 750S have undergone updates compared to the 720S. These updates include a new converging center-exit exhaust system, larger air intakes, and enhanced mechanical features such as a shorter transmission final-drive ratio and a quicker steering ratio. Inside, the vehicle is equipped with a modern 8-inch Apple CarPlay-enabled infotainment system, adding to its allure.
The 750S, available in both coupe and convertible forms, is not just the lightest but also the most powerful series-production model from McLaren. This V8-engined, rear-wheel-drive supercar is a nod to driving purists, combining advancements in weight reduction, powertrain performance, aerodynamics, and dynamic excellence. The result is an elevated driving experience that also fosters a deeper emotional connection with the car.
When equipped with all available carbon fibre and lightweight options, the 750S coupe weighs in at a mere 1,277kg in its lightest form, achieving an unmatched power-to-weight ratio of 587PS-per-tonne. This makes it 193kg lighter than its closest competitor and provides a 22PS advantage in power-to-weight.
Under the hood lies a 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine delivering a colossal 750PS of power and 800Nm of torque. The performance figures are equally impressive, with the 750S capable of accelerating from 0-100km/h in just 2.8 seconds and 0-200km/h in 7.2 seconds (Spider variant achieves this in 7.3 seconds). These figures comfortably outpace its nearest competitor. The car’s in-gear acceleration benefits from optimized transmission gearing and a revised kickdown control strategy, ensuring that the McLaren 750S is not just a symbol of luxury and exclusivity, but also a pinnacle of engineering and performance.