Is the McLaren 720S Manual or Automatic?

2022 McLaren 720S parked with headlights on

Is the McLaren 720S automatic? The McLaren 720S has a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode. Essentially, it’s both, but we recommend Jupiter drivers drive it in automatic mode at the track. Take a moment to learn more about McLaren 720S performance, as well as why most supercars have automatic transmissions, and more! Then, contact McLaren Palm Beach to arrange for a test drive in West Palm Beach. 

McLaren 720S Performance 

So, is the McLaren 720S manual or automatic? As we mentioned above, the McLaren 720S is automatic and manual, depending upon which drive mode Wellington drivers are in—granted, the default mode is automatic. Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s explore the 720S performance specs. 

The 2022 McLaren 720S engine is 4.0L V8 twin-turbocharged 32-valve engine, which generates up to 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. It has a top speed of 212 horsepower and a 0-60 MPH time of 2.8 seconds. Furthermore, it achieves 15 mpg/city and 22 mpg/hwy. 

Why Do Most Supercars Have Automatic Transmissions?

You know the answer to the question, “Is the McLaren 720S manual or automatic?” While it’s primarily automatic, you can switch over to manual. If you don’t drive supercars, you may be surprised to learn that they are often automatic, but why do most supercars have automatic transmissions? First, manual transmissions can’t compete with the 0-60 mph time of automatic options and are often slower than an automatic option. This is because automatic transmissions provide more efficient movement through the gears. Manual options are also becoming less popular because most people learn to drive automatic cars only. Lastly, supercars have 9-12 gears, and shifting through these manually would be quite difficult.

Test Drive the McLaren 720S in West Palm Beach 

Boca Raton drivers looking to step up their drives can test out the McLaren 720S at McLaren Palm Beach. Call us at 855-696-2527 to schedule your test drive and experience the true power of this impressive vehicle. You can also chat with our team in West Palm Beach to explore the specifics of the McLaren 720S design inside and out. Come see the McLaren 720S in person today, and experience speed. While you’re here, take a moment to explore our McLaren research guides for other informative reads, including our overview of the McLaren warranty.

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