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The 750S is the swan song to McLaren’s sole ICE supercar

Not much has changed from the 720S, apart from a power bump

The coupe and spider models are simultaneously launched, a first for McLaren. PHOTO FROM MCLAREN

The McLaren 720S served as the successor to the 650S and the MP4-12C, the company’s first production sports car developed in-house. And after six years, the Woking-based outfit has unveiled a final farewell to its sole internal combustion-powered vehicle.

Compared to the 720S, it looks like the designers just painted the front bumper. PHOTOS FROM MCLAREN

Both launched in coupe and spider forms simultaneously, the 750S is the last McLaren model to be fitted with only an engine. The same 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine now produces 740hp and 800Nm.

Still maintains that striking yet free-flowing look. PHOTOS FROM MCLAREN

Other improvements include a 15% shorter final-drive ratio for quicker shifts and acceleration, redesigned body pieces that result in a 5% more downforce than the 720S, and a 30kg diet resulting in a total weight of 1,389kg.

Virtually identical. Not that it's a bad thing. PHOTOS FROM MCLAREN

The interior remains familiar from the 720S, with the same seven-inch McLaren Infotainment System vertical screen with Apple CarPlay, and the same driver-focused cabin and modular display.

Owners can also opt for a splash of colors courtesy of McLaren Special Operations. The new Spectrum Theme presents two colors in one with a five-stop gradient in between.

There are three options to choose from: Spectrum Gray to Metallic Meteorite Gray, Spectrum Blue to Metallic Aurora Blue, and Spectrum Orange to Gamma Red Metallic.

Gray, orange and blue gradient colors are sold separately. PHOTOS FROM MCLAREN

It’s hard to believe that McLaren, sans the F1 and the Mercedes-Benz SLR, has been in the supercar manufacturing game for almost a decade, and is waving goodbye to the pure ICE layout this soon compared to the likes of Ferrari and Porsche.

This won't be here for too long. PHOTO FROM MCLAREN

Then again, being the fresh face in the industry and applying hybrid insights from Formula 1 helped it to jump-start into electrification, starting with the P1 then continuing toward the Artura.

Are you ready to bid adieu to the V8-powered McLaren?

Justin Young

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