You weren't supposed to see it until Tuesday.

Someone at Bloomberg has decided to ruin McLaren’s lengthy teaser campaign for the 650S replacement by “accidentally” releasing an image — which has since been removed — of the new 720S. We get to see those spectacular new dihedral doors providing a more generous access inside the overhaul cabin, which is set to employ a clever folding instrument cluster. Compared to its predecessor, the second-generation Super Series model adopts a substantially more aggressive design to match the upgraded internals lurking within.

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The attached official image also confirms the model in question will indeed be called “720S” judging by the license plate. That can only mean one thing: 720 PS (710 horsepower / 530 kilowatts) generated by the new biturbo 4.0-liter V8 engine. Details about torque are not available at this point, but it wouldn’t be too far-fetched to assume it will have more than the 500 pound-feet (678 Newton-meters) of the outgoing 650S’ 3.8-liter engine.

2018 Mclaren 720S teaser
2018 Mclaren 720S teaser
2018 Mclaren 720S teaser

The adjacent pic shows the engine bay illuminated in red as revealed in a teaser in mid-February when McLaren announced unlocking the car will automatically light up the engine bay in red. Underneath the glass rear window, there might be a tiny cargo compartment sandwiched between the seats and the engine. Another interesting feature we are able to notice is the glass-like appearance of the C-pillar, so we’re dying to know what sort of composition McLaren’s engineers have used to come up with this transparent design.

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While the photo is not showing the car’s front, an undisguised prototype painted in matte black was spotted in September 2016 showing a reworked fascia with sleeker headlights and a beefy bumper.

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McLaren will introduce the 720S next Tuesday at the Geneva Motor Show. A droptop Spider version will eventually join the lineup.

Source: Bloomberg

McLaren 720S leaked official image