• The 2019 McLaren 720S Goes On A Diet To Become Lighter And Faster But More Expensive

The driver’s car just got all the more interesting with this new kit added

McLaren is like the Volkswagen of the supercar class – constantly bringing out upgrades and updates to keep its cars fresh. This time, the automaker has added a new optional Track Pack to make the 720S more potent than ever. Has it worked well in the 720S?

Is This Track Pack A New Thing?

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The Track Pack was first launched for the 570S Coupe in 2016, and then for the 570S Spider earlier this year. Following the success of the packs in these two Super Series models, McLaren decided to add it to the 720S as well.

The new kit makes the McLaren 720S lighter by 53 pounds; for a total dry weight of 2,917 pounds.

This is the weight before topping it off with any fluid, of course.

This performance model comes with hood, rear fender intakes, and side mirror caps finished in carbon fiber. It even gets a carbon fiber rear spoiler along with a glossy. An upgraded exhaust system, ultra-light 10-spoke wheels, and engine bay ambient lighting round off the exterior package.

Interiors Get Some Nice Additions As Well

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The McLaren 720S Track Pack features carbon fiber racing seats on the inside and, even though this car is supposed to be track-focused, you can opt for larger, touring size seats if you're planning long journeys.

The 720S gets MSO carbon fiber paddle-shifters, while the steering wheel is wrapped in Alacantra. A titanium bar behind the seats is in place to support the six-point harness for the driver and the passenger.

It Will Help You Improve Lap Times

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This 720S comes with three built-in cameras that are linked to the car’s data-logging software. The footage collected by the cameras can be used to help you figure out what aspect of your driving you can improve to shave off few more milliseconds from your lap times.


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The Track Pack is priced at $28,000. Although it’s an expensive affair, McLaren says adding all the components separately will cost you a lot more.

The McLaren 720S Track Pack edition, as a whole, will cost you $332,770. If you still feel that the Track Pack edition is not hot enough, you could just opt for the GT3 version that costs $580,000.

In terms of performance, it helps you shave just one-tenths of a second. So, do you think the Track Pack is worth buying? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Further reading

2018 McLaren 720S High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S.

McLaren 720S Velocity Is The First MSO Special-Edition Super Series High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S Velocity.

2018 McLaren 720S Track Theme Exterior Wallpaper quality
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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S Track Theme.

2017 McLaren 570S with Track Pack High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 McLaren 570S with Track Pack.

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Specialist package reduces weight by nearly 53lbs (24kg); includes Visual Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler, Carbon Fibre Racing Seats and McLaren in-car telemetry
Priced at $332,770 USD, which includes the 720S in Performance specification and the Track Pack
A new Track Pack specification for the McLaren 720S is now available, taking the British supercar to the next level for owners who want to exploit its formidable dynamic abilities on a circuit. With the wide breadth of 720S capability extended even further, the McLaren 720S Track Pack establishes a new pinnacle of track focus within McLaren’s core Super Series line-up. The introduction follows the availability of a Track Pack for McLaren’s Sports Series, which one in ten 570S buyers specify.

Available now for the 720S, the Track Pack’s individual features comprise functional and visual upgrades and deliver a weight-saving of nearly 53lbs (24kg). Based on 720S Performance specification – which, with hood air intakes, rear fender air intakes and door mirror casings in carbon fibre and engine bay ambient lighting, already turns heads in any pit lane or paddock – the Track Pack exterior features are Super-Lightweight 10-Spoke Forged Alloy Wheels, an MSO Defined Gloss Finish Visual Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler and a Sports Exhaust.

Inside the expansive teardrop cabin, with its welcoming spaciousness and track-perfect visibility, body-hugging Lightweight Carbon Fibre Racing Seats in either regular or touring size are complemented by MSO Defined Satin Visual Carbon Fibre Extended Gearshift Paddles and a steering wheel trimmed in black Alcantara®, ensuring a purposeful racecar environment as well as delivering an ergonomic benefit.

The Track Pack adds even more motorsport intent to a car designed from the outset to excel on both road and circuit and having a bespoke Track setting among its drive modes and a lightweight but incredibly strong and stiff carbon fibre Monocage II body structure at its core. McLaren’s acclaimed 720ps twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine delivers acceleration from standstill to 124mph in just 7.8 seconds, with Proactive Chassis Control II active suspension and carbon-ceramic disc brakes optimising dynamic performance and braking.

Owners can analyse their track driving using another element of the Track Pack, namely the McLaren Track Telemetry (MTT) system. Using three video cameras built into the car and advanced data-logging software, MTT allows a driver to monitor their performance and understand where opportunities to improve lie. A range of real-time data is displayed – such as lap times, sector splits and driver comparisons – as well as video footage to spot missed apexes and premature or delayed braking points.

The Track Pack adds $28,000 to the price of a McLaren 720S, which represents a saving over the cost of purchasing the individual Pack components separately. The 720S Coupe in Performance specification with Track Pack is available to order from McLaren Automotive retailers for 2019 delivery, priced from $332,770 USD.

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