McLaren made it clear when the 720S was released– and this thing is [email protected]#%$#% ...
McLaren made it clear when the 720S was released– and this thing is [email protected]#%$#% fast. It is got 710 brake hp and weighs next to nothing thanks to a Woking automaker’s Carbon Fiber Monocage II construction, resulting in the blistering 0-60 time of 2.9 seconds and the top speed of 212 MPH.
While all of that is good and well, you would expect the car with about 300 more hp to spank it in the roll-race. But as you can see when this Macca took on this Heffner-tuned, 1,000 hp Ford GT, that just isn’t the case.
When things kick off with the rev battle, it is hard to tell who might come out on top. While a forged-in-iron American V-8 sounds radical with its set of snails mounted midship, a McLaren’s 4.0L has the type of rumble that lets you know it is up to something.
In the first of two races, this McLaren takes off after the initial shift. Even though it is at the major disadvantage as far as power goes, the 720S’ sub-3,200 pound curb weight is enough to offset a difference.
The extra 300 pounds or so took the toll on the Ford and eventually led to the tally in a loss column come time for the second run.
As for a next round, the two take off at about a same speed, launching to the top end of their powerbands. And perhaps the most impressive point is the punch that a McLaren packs at such high RPM given its low end torque.
For a sake of legality and everyone involved, there are no shots of the speedo or indication of how fast they were going, and just think of the oomph the 720S has when it can do this from the highway speeds.
Now that more and more McLaren customer vehicles are starting to pop up, it will be interesting to see what else the new Super Series model will be able to beat. Rumor has it that a 720S has already been whooping up on Bugatti Veyrons and Porsche 918 Spyders.
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