This world abounds with mysteries. The Yeti, for instance. The fate of D.B. Cooper. Stevie Wonder. Add to the list his McLaren 720S, its roof halfway caved in and much of the car yard sale’d across the desert floor. It’s something of an advertisement for the car’s safety structure but also a bit of a mystery, as the…
Last month, video footage surfaced of things going instantly wrong for a driver in a McLaren 720S. Basically, the car took off and slammed square into a parked Audi R8. This week, another clip has been floating around, taken from the passenger seat. In case you haven’t seen it yet, here: watch and weep.
The usual ranking of supercar owners goes that Lamborghinis are for show offs, Ferraris are for snobs and McLarens are for the good and honest serious drivers. Not so much with this McLaren 720S driver, showing off for the camera and instantly regretting it.
Even the most novice trails look impassable in a supercar that’s slammed to the ground, but that didn’t stop this ultimate driving ninja from taking his McLaren 720S off the pavement. This may just be one of the most nerve-wracking things we’ve seen in a while.
In the latest episode of The Grand Tour, Richard Hammond won the “Lack of Continuity Award” for driving two different McLaren 720Ses in the same clip—which he had to do, because he destroyed the first car by filling its fuel tank with water. That’s right; Richard Hammond did it again.
Here’s McLaren’s newest GT3 race car: the McLaren 720S GT3. It looks incredible—which is not a tough feat considering the car it’s based on already breathtaking.
Early on Sunday morning, a police officer was on patrol in Alpharetta, Georgia, when a McLaren drove very quickly by. The officer chased the zooming car, starting a five-mile pursuit that saw the McLaren top out at 155 mph. Finally, the McLaren pulled over and stopped, its brakes smoking. You might be surprised to…
The year isn’t out yet, but the McLaren 720S was definitely the coolest car that debuted in 2017. It’s fine if you disagree, just also know that you are utterly wrong.
Everyone knows that to beat a competitor, you either have to work really hard or cough up the money to take a shortcut. The second option is easier.
McLaren has already said the ultra-expensive hypercar it has in the works will be a three-seater like the original McLaren F1, and that it’ll be made for 106 wealthy, wealthy people. The project, codenamed the “BP23,” is well in the works, since it looks like McLaren’s testing the car’s layout with a 720S mule.
According to Autocar, the McLaren 720S is sold out until 2018. All 1500 units have found customers, some of which ordered one car for now and a custom one for later. Like many of you, I was just one more paycheck away from being able to buy one.
I always imagined that working at McLaren was a fun gig. Today, this was confirmed when I saw the Lego 720S build video. Those bastards get to play with fast cars and sit around building Legos!
If a lightweight and track-focused McLaren is what you want, then look away from this Lego 1:1 scale 720S because it is neither light nor would it hold up well in a crash. Indeed, it has no engine would be impossible to drive anyways.
When I heard that the McLaren 720S had a “Drift Mode,” it sounded to me like a “stunt button” on a supercar. That’s not the case, though. Drift Mode isn’t even a thing. What the McLaren does have is Variable Drift Control. Here’s how it works.
The McLaren 720S has a 710 horsepower twin-turbo V8 that produces a powerful but generally inoffensive exhaust note. I mean, as long as you’re gentle with the gas pedal. Flip a couple extra switches and its full violence can be felt with a little trick McLaren calls “hot start.”
“What you keep calling ‘drift mode’ isn’t a magic button to make you a hero driver,” pro pilot Jamie Wall’s English accent crackled through my headset as we tossed the 710 horsepower McLaren 720S into a corner. “It’s a progressive system designed to help—” the car’s twin-turbo V8 drowned him out with a huge gulp of…
McLaren is building some of the most impressive performance cars on Earth right now. And if you’ve really got bucks, McLaren Special Operations offers “almost limitless customization” for your new machine. But sawing a 720S into a high-rent Burt Reynoldsmobile is apparently a line that shall not be crossed.
The 2018 McLaren 720S is either a masterpiece of automotive design, or a weird Hot Wheels-y flying fish thing, depending on whom you ask. I’m crazy about the look myself, and when I got closer I found even more amazing details to freak out over.