Like many exotic cars, the 2022 McLaren 720S offers a lot of show and serious go.The thrills include explosive launches and the kind of ethereal agility that'll send serious drivers into ecstasy.

While the engine has considerable turbo lag, the short pause after you stomp the accelerator allows a beat to prepare for a rush to 100 mph in just 5.2 seconds and the ability to reach a claimed 212 mph.

When 720S coupe or Spider (read: convertible) drivers aren't living out their Formula 1 fantasies, they’ll find the car provides a surprisingly civil ride.

McLaren doesn't make any significant changes or updates to the 2022 720S coupe or convertible. For those looking for an even more race-centric machine, the 765LT

Most convertible supercars are compromised by more weight and less rigidity, but the 720S Spider is hardly affected at all.McLaren 720S

Despite the retractable hardtop adding some weight, the Spider is just as quick as the coupe and its open-air cockpit enhances the driving experience.

Both the coupe and convertible version cradle a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 that produces 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque.McLaren 720S

Those totals are funneled through a paddle-shifted seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. McLaren 720S

where its advanced suspension was able to smooth out imperfections and the steering system was a communicative companion. The experience was further evidence that McLaren has unrivaled chassis tuning.

Since the McLaren 720S clearly isn't a typical commuter car, it doesn't receive the typical EPA certification.

We estimate the mid-engine machine would achieve between 15 mpg in the city, 22 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg combined .McLaren 720S

The core of every 720S is its carbon-fiber tub that helps limit weight and ensure rigidity, all while protecting passengers.

Contained within this lightweight structure is a two-seat cabin that caters to the driver. McLaren 720S

Instead, the cabin can be outfitted with a variety of premium materials and bespoke options. McLaren 720S

Every 720S is fitted with a vertically oriented 7.0-inch touchscreen that includes conventional features such as Bluetooth, a four-speaker audio system, and two USB ports.

Those who want a more powerful audio system to drown out the sound of this six-figure supercar's twin-turbo V-8 can upgrade to a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins unit.  McLaren 720S