New McLaren 750S Debuts in Singapore

BY Sean Loo

The new McLaren 750S is the most powerful McLaren series production model to date, and its Southeast Asian debut happened right here on our sunny shores.

McLaren Singapore has just dropped an automotive bombshell right here in the heart of Mediapolis; Say hello to the new McLaren 750S.

Now, at first glance, you might think, "Hey, isn't that the 720S?" Well, yes and no. While they do share some DNA, the 750S has undergone a serious transformation, both inside and out. It's like the 720S went to the gym and came back as a bodybuilder with an attitude.

Let's talk about the exterior first because that's where the 750S makes its first impression. It's got a lower nose, a longer front splitter, and air intakes that have gone on a diet.

The headlight surrounds? Well, those are customizable now. You can have them in body colour, carbon fibre, or tinted carbon fibre in whatever shade tickles your fancy. It's like picking the icing for your supercar cake.

Under that sleek hood, you'll find a 4.0-litre V8 that's been working out. The result? A power boost from 710 bhp (or 720PS) to a jaw-dropping 740 bhp (750PS). Torque? It's gone up too, from 770Nm to a whopping 800Nm. This thing is ready to pounce.

But numbers are just part of the story. The 750S is not just more powerful; it's lighter too. It's been hitting the gym, shedding pounds with thinner windscreen glass, carbon fibre bucket seats that weigh less than the standard ones, and a new instrument panel that's dropped some weight too. Even the wheels are on a diet, saving a cool 13.8 kg.

But let's not forget the fancy footwork. The 750S boasts a new Proactive Chassis Control III suspension system. It's like having a built-in personal trainer for your car. The front track is wider, and the springs are softer in the front and stiffer in the rear.

The result? A car that's not just faster but more comfortable and precise.

Inside, it's a tech-lover's dream. High-res displays, Apple CarPlay, and even an electrically adjustable steering column. And here's the cherry on top - the McLaren Control Launcher. You can save your favourite car settings for powertrain, suspension, aerodynamics, and more, and recall them at the touch of a button. It's like having a butler for your driving preferences.

Now, I know what you're thinking - what's the damage to your wallet?

Well, the McLaren 750S Coupe starts at $1,398,000, and the 750S Spider at $1,548,000, and that's before you dive into the world of options and COE. But here's the kicker - at last count, there were 15 'expressions of interest.'

That tells you something, doesn't it?

Photo Credits: Sean Loo (@auto.driven)