Novitec's tuned McLaren 720S is nearly as extreme as a Senna
Since it\’s been, ooh, about twenty-five minutes since McLaren revealed a new extremely fast car with controversial styling, the folks at German supercar tuning firm Novitec have stepped in while Woking has a coffee break. Meet the Novitec 720S N-Largo.Based on McLaren\’s 720S Super Series model, but featuring inspiration from the McLaren Senna, desert attack aircraft and hearing aids (not really) the 720S N-Largo is one heck of a comprehensive makeover for the rightly-lauded 720S. Every single body panel has been, um, lovingly changed. Please note the deeper splitter, a roof scoop, new intakes on the rear haunches and a longer double-decker active spoiler. Different wheels, too. Luckily, they've not painted the colour of school dinner mashed potato.
So, the N-Largo rides 35mm lower than the standard 720S, and it\’s a massive 60mm wider \– at the front. Walk to the rump and you\’re talking 130mm of extra width. To justify this obnoxious girth, it\’s got even more power to punt its owners along a Gumball rally. Power from the 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8 is up from 711bhp (which felt like enough, last time we checked) to 795bhp, while torque rises from\ 770Nm (again, that\’s plenty thanks) to a staggering 878Nm. This is still channelled to just the rear wheels. Besides a custom exhaust system, there\’s no information whatsoever concerning how Novitec ramped up the 720S\’s fury. Nor what it did to the seven-speed gearbox or differential to handle the extra poke. Perhaps they\’re confident the standard McLaren pieces are tough enough\…If the claimed figures are accurate, the N-Largo will indeed blitz a standard 720S in a drag race. Novitec says the wideboy, sorry, widebody version is 0.2sec quicker from 0-100kph \– taking just 2.7sec \– and arrives at 198kph in 7.5sec. That\’s three tenths up on the standard 720S. Top speed? 344kph. You\’ll need a Speedtail to go faster, then. Want one? No, really? Oh, okay then. Well if you must, you\’ll need to own a McLaren 720S and be one of the first 15 people to give Novitec a call, as they\’re only converting 15 to N-Largo lout spec.