McLaren 720S continues to impress; named 2019 World Performance Car by World Car Awards jurors

18 Apr 2019

  • Major new accolade for McLaren supercar
  • Follows a bevy of other awards the 720S has received over the past two years
  • McLaren 720S Coupé has a starting price of $293,000
  • New McLaren 720S Spider recently introduced and available to order now

The McLaren 720S has added a new title to its trophy cabinet, having been named World Performance Car 2019 by the World Car Awards jurors. The 720S has been extensively praised for its blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement, and this accolade joins a long list of awards for the car, which has won universal acclaim across the globe including in the UK – McLaren Automotive’s home market - and North America, where the World Car Awards were announced.

“We feel grateful anytime one of our cars wins an award, but to have the 720S named World Performance Car is particularly special,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. “We believe the 720S is a revolutionary step forward for both McLaren, as well as the supercar segment, and to have it recognised in this way by an organisation made up of the most esteemed media across the globe is a great honour.”

This accolade joins a long list of awards the 720S has won. In North America alone, where the World Car Awards were announced, the 720S has been named Road & Track’s 2018 Performance Car of the Year, was voted an AUTOMOBILE All Star, received a Car and Driver Magazine Editor’s choice, and was named to Robb Report’s Best of Best list for 2018. It also was named the Performance Car of the Year 2018 by the Automotive Video Association.

The McLaren 720S debuted at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show and offers the widest breadth of dynamic capability of any McLaren, from controlled comfort to extreme handling prowess. At the heart of the 720S is a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 that produces 710hp and 568 lb ft of torque; 0-60mph takes only 2.8 seconds, while 0-124mph is reached in a blistering 7.8 seconds. In addition to its rapid acceleration and top speed of 212mph, the 720S delivers outstanding driver engagement, with a new generation of McLaren’s active chassis system, Proactive Chassis Control II and double the aerodynamic efficiency of its Super Series predecessor.

The 720S Spider, a convertible without compromise, features the same impressive performance with the benefit of open air motoring, and is available now. For more information about the 720S, 720S Spider and other McLaren models visit: cars.mclaren.com.

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Notes to editors:
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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.

The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

2017 saw the company launch further models including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna. In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider. In 2019 the 600LT Spider was confirmed as the third car of Track25, with a new GT car announced and the previously-confirmed track-only Senna GTR unveiled.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, OnePlus, Pirelli and Richard Mille.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137
Email: roger.ormisher@mclaren.com

Laura Tilley
Public Relations | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 765 517 2186
Email: laura.tilley@mclaren.com

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