The chassis revisions are just as extensive. Chief engineer Sandy Holford said the 750S development programme was “focused on delivering agility, feedback and connection”, and ultimately combining the ‘fun factor’ of an amped-up Longtail supercar with the everyday utility of a standard McLaren – this latter being a particular strength of the 720S.
To this end, the 750S brings a 6mm increase in front track, a faster steering rack, lighter springs which are 3% softer at the front and 4% stiffer at the rear, a new brake booster for improved pedal feel and an upgraded version of McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control system which keeps roll in check and enhances rolling refinement.
The focus on engagement extends to an overhauled cockpit which aims to minimise distraction and promote the connection between driver and road. “Just as the vehicle dynamics team focused on letting 750S drivers really ‘feel’ the enhanced performance,” said Holford, “our designers worked to highlight the high-tech, driver-centric nature of the cabin.”
The instrument display now moves with the steering column to optimise visibility for all drivers, for example, and the drive mode selector controls are mounted on the side of the binnacle so the driver needn’t remove their hands from the wheel to make a change. This frees up room next to the 8.0in central touchscreen for new, easier-access buttons for the launch control and aerodynamic adjustment controls.