NOVITEC N-LARGO MCLAREN 720S
WRITTEN ON NOVEMBER 27, 2018 BY SAM DOBBINS of Vossen Wheels.
The spectacular super sports car based on the McLaren 720S
Carbon widebody version, hi-tech forged wheels and twin-turbo V8 engine with 592 kW / 806 hp, 878 Nm of torque, and 346 km/h top speed
NOVITEC N-LARGO: That is the label under which German luxury car refinement specialist NOVITEC presents a spectacular super sports car based on the McLaren 720S. The edition is limited to just 15 vehicles worldwide.
Visually, the two-seater captivates with its spectacular widebody version made from carbon, which received its finishing touches in the wind tunnel. Hi-tech forged wheels tailor-made for this car put even further emphasis on the wedge shape with their staggered combination of 20 and 21-inch wheels.
The NOVITEC N-LARGO is powered by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, whose output was increased to 592 kW / 806 hp. It produces a peak torque of 878 Nm.
This powerplant catapults the mid-engine racer from rest to 100 km/h in just 2.7 seconds, shattering the 200-km/h mark after just 7.5 seconds. The top speed increases to 346 km/h.
An extra six centimeters at the front and another thirteen centimeters of width at the rear axle: The NOVITEC N-LARGO widebody version for the McLaren 720S captivates not only with its impressive dimensions: In cooperation with renowned German designer Vittorio Strosek, an extra-light designer outfit was created to match the base car’s lightweight construction. It offers an outstanding combination of thrilling styling and maximum aerodynamic efficiency.
The body conversion kit is entirely made of the hi-tech material carbon and designed to be easy to install thanks to its exemplary precise fit. The flawless surfaces ensure that it can be painted as perfectly as the production car.
The thrillingly styled front fenders and the rear side components of the widebody version completely replace their production counterparts. The NOVITEC N-LARGO components use the original mounting points to bolt to the chassis.
The larger fender wells at the front and rear axle then offer enough room for the MC2 wheels with center-lock look, produced specifically for the NOVITEC N-LARGO. They were developed in cooperation with American wheel manufacturer Vossen. As the result of being produced using hi-tech forging technology, these alloys offer an outstanding combination of lightweight construction and strength. They come in many different color variants and optionally with brushed or polished surface.
Especially at the rear axle, the widebody version permits an extremely concave wheel spider with seven filigree double-spokes. The size 12Jx21 wheels make optimal use of the newly created space in the N-LARGO fenders, and are fitted with Pirelli P ZERO high-performance tires of size 325/25 ZR 21.
Another stylistic device is the choice of 20-inch MC2 forged wheels on the front axle, which in conjunction with the larger 21-inch wheels at the back put even more emphasis on the wedge shape of the two-seater. These wheels with a likewise concave center section are nine inches wide and mounted with high-performance tires of size 255/30 ZR 20.
There is room for them in the front N-LARGO fenders, which in concert with the likewise newly designed rocker panels lend the two-seater a thrilling hourglass shape. The N-LARGO rocker panels not only create a perfect transition between the wider fenders, they also have integrated ventilation openings that route the airflow to the rear brake discs and calipers. The vertical air intakes aft of the doors supply the engine bay with fresh air.
The development of efficient aerodynamics components for a sports car as fast as the NOVITEC N-LARGO can only be professionally accomplished with complex wind tunnel tests. The new front fascia, which replaces the production component, is shaped to give the two-seater an aggressive-looking front. What is more: it perfectly fits the contours of the wider front fenders. Aerodynamic drag is reduced by its shape optimized in the wind tunnel and the front blade, which is optionally available in a naked-carbon version. This further optimizes the handling stability at high speeds.
The N-LARGO rear airfoil attachment was developed for the standard retractable spoiler as the aerodynamic counterpart in the rear. It is also available in a naked-carbon version for marked racing looks. Thanks to its sophisticated shape that features a spoiler lip extended to the rear, downforce at the rear axle is further increased. The wide fenders of the widebody version are adapted to the rear bumper with special add-on components at the left and right. In addition, NOVITEC also offers a naked-carbon version of the diffuser.
The N-LARGO trunk lid and the air scoop on the roof add further dynamic highlights. To complete the racing looks, NOVITEC also has naked-carbon housings for the side mirrors.
The ride height of the NOVITEC N-LARGO can be lowered by about 35 millimeters wit the help of sport springs.
This makes the spectacular lightweight-design racer optimally prepared for a significant plus in performance. The 4.0-liter eight-cylinder with two turbochargers offers an excellent basis for powerful tuning. The NOVITEC engine technicians developed three different performance kits for the 720S. The plug-and-play NOVITEC N-TRONIC auxiliary control unit is adapted to the electronic engine controls of the vehicle.
In Performance Stage 2, the most powerful one, which in addition comprises a NOVITEC RACE high-performance exhaust system, the engine produces 63 kW / 86 hp more peak power and 108 Nm more torque. This means the turbocharged V8 with NOVITEC tuning puts out an impressive 592 kW / 806 hp at a low 6,700 rpm and produces a peak torque of 878 Nm at 6,300 rpm.
This of course also benefits the performance on the road: The tuned lightweight-construction sports car reaches a speed of 100 km/h after just 2.7 seconds. 7.5 seconds after the start, it has reached 200 km/h. The top speed increases to 346 km/h. The NOVITEC performance upgrade is not only evident in the further improved acceleration and increased top speed, but also in an even more instantaneous throttle response and even more powerful in-gear acceleration.
The installation of a NOVITEC high-performance exhaust system is advisable on any McLaren 720S, even without engine tuning. The exhaust system features two tailpipes with a diameter of 95 millimeters and comes with a choice of polished or matte black stainless steel. In the interest of reduced heat build-up in the engine bay, it is fully insulated and is available with or without actively controlled exhaust flaps. Optionally, this sport exhaust can also be made from the even lighter INCONEL used in Formula 1 racing. In addition, the product range includes lighter and even more efficient sports catalysts.
It goes without saying that the NOVITEC N-LARGO can also be personalized in every detail to the preferences of the new owner in the interior. The finest leathers and Alcantara in any desired color are available for that purpose.
Vossen Wheels Creative Director