There isn’t sufficient space here to delve into the mechanical minutiae, but suffice to say the 720S has an incredibly sophisticated suspension system that brings together numerous sensors, adaptive dampers, and even some hydraulics, in an effort to counteract the laws of physics. The effect is nothing short of breathtaking. Not that it’s the primary concern of a supercar, but the ride is really smooth, giving you the ability to destroy vast distances or undertake slow urban crawls in absolute comfort. At the same time, however, the body manages to stay unbelievably flat in the bends, and that compliance also helps to maintain maximum contact between the tyres and the road. What’s more, the car is so light and well balanced that it changes direction with barely any effort.
Meanwhile, the active aerodynamics function, which moves the huge rear wing around automatically to maximise downforce or minimise drag, according to what the driving situation requires, also helps the car feel incredibly stable at all times, even under hard acceleration or hard braking. The Active Drift Control function allows you to behave like a loon if the mood takes you, by allowing you to programme the amount of slip the rear wheels are allowed before the traction control system cuts in. The really special bit, though, is the steering, which gives you incredibly detailed information about the surface beneath you and how much grip the tyres have on it. Even compared with other supercars, the 720S is an absolute masterpiece of engineering.