McLaren is set to raise the limits of supercar performance with a new 4.0-liter V8 engine that will power the upcoming 720S Super Series model.
In a press release sent out by Woking, the company confirmed the new engine that will debut along with the McLaren 720S (codenamed P14) at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. It also comes with a system called Variable Drift Control.
“The new 4.0-litre M840T is an outstanding engine powering an exceptional supercar capable of covering a standing quarter mile in 10.3 seconds,” commented McLaren Super Series Vehicle Line Director, Haydn Baker. “Power, torque and throttle response are all significantly enhanced compared to the first-generation Super Series, yet with fuel efficiency and emissions also notably improved.”
McLaren’s new 4.0-liter M840T twin-turbo V8 engine:
Unlike the previous generation which used a 3.8-liter unit, the 720S will be powered by a 4.0-liter V8 twin-turbo engine. These ultra-low inertia type turbochargers spool up faster and thus help reduce turbo lag and improve throttle response.
With this revised engine, the new Super Series model will be able to accelerate to 124 mph from standstill in just 7.8 sec. The McLaren 720S can cover the quarter mile in 10.3 sec.
McLaren has also fitted a new exhaust system which delivers the best acoustic experience while at the wheel. A sports exhaust will be available as an option.
The engine bay is presented with a cast-aluminum air intake plenum with the McLaren speedmark logo on the new V8 engine. Engine bay illumination triggers when unlocking the vehicle.
Stay tuned for more details on the McLaren 720S.