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.
Is it 45 better than the 675LT? Did the original Ford GT40 call and ask for its roofed-doors back? What’s a supercar supposed to do with a damn drift mode? These are some of the questions I have about the 2018 McLaren 720S. And since I’m driving it this week in Europe, I want to hear your questions too.
So I’m going admit that for the longest time I liked the idea of modern McLarens, but I didn’t love them. They were all technological masterpieces, but just didn’t do it for me looks-wise. That was until the 720S. Man, do I want one.
Good God, the 2018 McLaren 720S is a stunner. With 710 horsepower and a gorgeous face to boot, it’s one of the best cars I’ve seen this year.