“Proactive Chassis Control II generates a significant amount of additional grip, but not at the expense of the balance and feel of the car,” said Mark Vinnels, McLaren executive director of the product development department.
“The depth and breadth of handling precision and ride comfort in combination with the peerless level of driver involvement in the second-generation McLaren Super Series is simply extraordinary,” Vinnels concluded.
Then there’s something McLaren Automotive calls Variable Drift Control. I know a lot of automakers have been focusing on drift-enabling features (i.e. Ford with the Focus RS), but this is McLaren for goodness’ sake! As the name implies, the system also allows the driver to vary the intrusion of the Electronic Stability Control system. Believe it or not, the driver can so with a simple swipe of the finger across the 720S’ infotainment system.
There will be three driving modes to choose from in the McLaren 720S. The least extreme is Comfort. Sport is middle ground, whereas Track needs no description. Variable Drift Control can be engaged only in Sport and Track.
Last, but certainly not least, check out that steering angle in the featured photo! Man, the 720S sure likes to smoke its tires. It’s no coincidence, though, chiefly because 720 equals 720 PS equals 710 hp. And good golly, all the oomph goes the rear axle, making for a fine recipe for braking traction.