McLaren Shows Off Slick Folding Driver Display for 720S

In the Full Display Mode, the display will give the driver all of the usual information you'd expect from an instrument cluster. In the Slim Display Mode, the display will slide down and back, showing only the essential information in a slim strip.

The British carmaker will introduce its new Folding Driver Display as part of the new supercar it will debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. There are three of those, by the way, including Comfort, Sport and Track. McLaren says this is ideal for the track or other driving situations where one would want minimal distractions. "The screen will run multiple applications simultaneously on a vertical touchscreen carousel providing control of audio, media, navigation and other convenience features, as well as having several quick-access keys", McLaren said in a recent statement. Carbon fibre will dominate the car's interior along with Alcantara and the latest tech as we can see in the video.

Unimaginatively, it's called the Folding Driver Display and there are essentially two settings - Full Display mode is active most of the time, displaying pertinent data on the screen in front of you, depending on which drive mode you've selected.

Inside, the 720S' advanced rotating instrument cluster is visible as is an extensively redesigned center console, infotainment system and touchscreen.

The Folding Driver Display complements the car's new 8-inch central infotainment touchscreen.

Comprehensive information about the second-generation Super Series will be confirmed on March 7 and a portfolio of additional images will be issued.

  • Carolyn Briggs