McLaren 570S Spider and 720S highlights of the AUTO ZÜRICH show
2 Nov 2017
- McLaren Sports Series and Super Series will be on display: recently launched at Goodwood Festival of Speed, the McLaren 570S Spider will be shown for the first time in Switzerland as well as the new model of the second- generation Super Series, the 720S
- McLaren Automotive will be represented by Schmohl AG, McLaren’s Zürich-based partner for the Swiss market
- Visitors can experience the 570S Spider and the 720S in hall 3, stand A09 from November 2 to 5
McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports cars and supercars, will be displaying the latest car from its Sports Series range during the 31st AUTO ZÜRICH from November 2 to 5.
The 720S, the first new model of the second-generation Super Series, returns to Switzerland after its premiere at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this year.
The new two-seat, rear-wheel drive 570S Spider is the third body style in McLaren’s Sports Series portfolio, lining up alongside the 570S Coupé and the 570GT. Combining the dynamic thrills and refinement of the 570S Coupé with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring, the 570S Spider –hand-assembled in Woking, England – brings supercar attributes such as carbon-fibre construction, a mid-engined layout and extreme performance to the luxury sports convertible segment for the first time.
“McLaren has enjoyed five years of success in Switzerland and AUTO ZÜRICH is the ideal event to display our latest models and offer prospective customers the opportunity to explore and experience McLaren,” commented David Gilbert, Managing Director - Europe, McLaren Automotive. “With interest in McLaren’s cars continuing to grow, helped by the introduction this year of the second-generation Super Series and our first Sports Series convertible, the McLaren 570S Spider, we are looking forward to further growth in the Swiss market.”
Prices for the 570S Spider start at CHF 227,420 CHF (incl. 4% import tax + 8% VAT).
The McLaren 720S was the first of 15 new McLaren models and/or derivatives to be introduced until the end of 2022 as part of McLaren’s Track22 business plan. It incorporates a mixture of extreme power, handcrafted luxury of the highest quality and unmatched driver involvement, one of the brand’s key elements. Being lighter, faster and even more dynamic than the McLaren 650S that it replaces, the new 720S is powered by a 4-litre V8 twin-turbo engine producing 720hp. The resulting performance is an acceleration of 0-100kph in only 2.9 seconds, under 7.8 seconds for the sprint to 0-200kph and a top speed of 341kph.
“Super Series is the core of the McLaren product family and personifies the blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury and unparalleled driver involvement that is the McLaren heartland. This is the first-time McLaren has replaced a product family and the new 720S is absolutely true to McLaren’s pioneering spirit. As a McLaren retail partner, we are very proud to be part of the exciting and successful development of the brand for the sixth year.” Christoph Haas, Managing Director, Schmohl AG Zurich.
Prices for the powerful 720S start at CHF 267,720 (incl. 4% import tax + 8% VAT).
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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and supercars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.
Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was revealed in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012, and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in Coupé and Spider form in 2014, while 2015 proved to be a year of unprecedented growth of the product portfolio with five new models launched across the full range. The strictly limited edition 675LT Coupé premiered at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the track-only McLaren P1™ GTR which, with 1,000PS, became the most powerful model ever produced by the brand. The much-anticipated Sports Series became the third – and final – model tier in the McLaren range with the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé debuting in New York and Shanghai respectively, less than one month apart. The end of 2015 saw the launch of the fifth model, the 675LT Spider, which was as a direct response to customer demand. The year also saw the end of production for the first model in the Ultimate Series as the 375th McLaren P1™ was completed, closing what had become a defining year for the British brand. 2016 continued where 2015 had left off with the introduction of the 570GT - a second bodystyle for the Sports Series and the most luxurious car McLaren has ever built, as well as the 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint track variants.
2016 also marked the introduction of the company’s new business plan, Track22, which sees the company investing £1B in Research and Development to deliver 15 all new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least 50% will feature hybrid technology. The uplift in sales in 2016 also saw the launch of the second shift at the McLaren Production Centre as well as the company’s third year of profitability in just six years of trading. In March 2017, the second-generation Super Series was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show with the global premiere of the McLaren 720S.
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