The rear shimmies momentarily before this thing hurls towards the horizon at such a lick, you might as well be strapped onto a jet engine and jettisoned into space, such is its forward thrust. Even on the highway, shift from seventh to fourth gear and give it the full beans to overtake and it simply dispenses with slower-moving traffic quicker than you can spew profanities describing how quick it is.
The sports exhaust fitted to our test unit that is part of the carbon fibre Stealth Pack, does liberate the engine vocals somewhat, but that pales in comparison to the performance.
Luckily, the 720S stops as well as it can accelerate, thanks to the all-round carbon brake discs that measure 394mm and 380mm front and rear respectively, which inspire great confidence to brake later than you would in most cars and the brake pedal offers exemplary initial bite and modulation.
To sum the 720S up, it is form follows function in its design.
It is easier to get in and out of than before, is comfortable enough to be driven daily and, in my experience, blows the competition into the weeds on the performance front.