Novitec develops N-Largo wide-body McLaren 720S Spider

Not satisfied with the style, speed and power of your McLaren 720S? You should probably get yourself checked out by a medical professional. Or, you could enlist the help of supercar tuners Novitec.

Novitec has developed a unique package under its N-Largo sub-brand, which is responsible for wide-body kits for all kinds of crazy cars. Including the McLaren 720S Spider, as it turns out. The kit adds 6cm to the width at the front and 13cm at the rear, and it is made from carbon fibre to ensure optimum lightness and strength.

As you can see, it definitely gives the car more presence, if that’s possible. Those big, puffed-out wheel arches also house a set of MC2 20-inch front and 21-inch rear centre-lock forged wheels by Vossen. In dark grey, they match perfectly with the various pieces of exposed carbon fibre on the body.

It’s not all about looking good and standing out, though. Novitec says the aero package has been tested in a wind tunnel for optimum aerodynamics. Part of this is thanks to the work of Vittorio Strosek, the German designer that helps envision the elaborate detailing of the bodywork.

Obviously, you can’t have all of that enhancement to the design without some bespoke tuning to the engine, right? Well, Novitec has that covered. The standard 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8, that produces 530kW and 770Nm, receives a Novitec N-Tronic control unit for the engine computer.

The German company offers three different engine tunes for customers, each of which make electronic adjustment to the injection, ignition and turbo boost pressure. Buyers can also go for the Race-spec exhaust system, which is made from either stainless steel, or lighter weight, oxidation and corrosion resistant Inconel, like what is used in F1. The tailpipes measure 95mm and help the engine to breath.

Combine it all together and Novitec says the engine now produces 592kW and 878Nm. In the 720S Spider, this provides 0-100km/h acceleration in just 2.7 seconds, with 0-200km/h coming up in a claimed 7.5 seconds. Keep it pinned and you’ll hit 346km/h, the company says.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.