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McLaren 720S puts an aggressive face on a tech-forward sports car

Loaded with plenty of technology and the horsepower to match, the 720S makes a great introduction for the second generation of McLaren Super Series cars.

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The McLaren 720S packs a new 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8.

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With about 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, it'll hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds.

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The carbon fiber monocoque has been adjusted to permit easier ingress and egress for owners.

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Its full-width rear wing can act as an airbrake, and it'll move around to either maximize downforce or minimize drag.

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Its Proactive Chassis Control system will keep the shiny side up, but it can let loose a bit for some proper drifty action, if one so chooses.

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The electrical system is 6 pounds lighter, the new brakes shed another 4 pounds and the suspension is a whopping 32 pounds lighter than before.

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Tech derived from its Formula 1 efforts brakes the inside rear wheel to cut down on understeer and transfer power to a wheel with greater traction.

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There's even a data-capture system that measures and records throttle angle, g forces and lap timing for all the track rats out there.

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The 2018 McLaren 720S will make its way to owners starting in May.

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