The McLaren 720S, successor to the 650S, received its debut this week at the Geneva International Motor Show. But Bandai Namco has since announced that the latest generation in the Super Series will be digitally reconstructed as part of the line up in Project Cars 2, due for release late 2017.
Slightly Mad Studios has worked closely alongside McLaren Automotive over the past few months to recreate the performance car in all its glory; everything from its handling to its interior has been empathetically reproduced. The result is a life-like simulation available to be enjoyed by the masses, unlike its physical counterpart that is restrictive in cost and quantity manufactured.
The 720S features a new generation carbon fibre chassis, a revamped powertrain and a 4 litre V8 engine capable of outputting 710bhp. It goes from 0-62mph 2.9 seconds, 0-124 in 7.8 and 0-186 in 21.8. And its maximum speed is a whopping 212 mph.
An active wing is present at the rear, spanning the car’s entire width, and is adjustable depending on your driving needs. In total, it can produce 50% more downforce than the 650S at full tilt. And if you find yourself needing to stop in a hurry, it can adopt an extreme airbrake angle within half a second.
One attribute that will take centre stage within the game is the intuitive dashboard. When on track the dash will remove all unnecessary information and only display the data that is vital for that perfect lap.
Project Cars 2 will feature over 60 tracks, 170 cars and an online eSports series. VR will be supported from launch, as will 12k. And LiveTrack 3.0 will deliver dynamic seasonal, time and atmospheric changes, and organic tracks evolution over the course of the race weekend to ensure the most realistic experience is achieved.