Come, sit by the fire, and watch this McLaren 720S destroy a bunch of fools driving equally expensive supercars.
The McLaren 720S is a scary freakin’ car. Its 4.0-L twin-turbo V8 puts down 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque. Zero to sixty is done in a blistering time of 2.7 seconds on its way to a top speed of 212 mph. All sorts of electronic wizardry are combined with a 7-speed, dual-clutch transmission and all kinds of traction control to make this the fastest production McLaren there is.
But all those are just numbers. The real test is when the car is on a track against equally powerful, equally expensive supercars. And the McLaren 720S ruins all of them.
We have a person named Gumbal to thank for this video posted to their YouTube page. We don’t know exactly what event this is, but there is well over $1 million worth of cars at some race track in Germany, judging by the announcer.
And we do know that what they’re doing isn’t a standard drag race. These races are rolling races, where the driver has the first 50 feet or so to get their car up to 50 kph (or around 35 mph) before letting the hammer fall at the starting line. From there it’s the first car to reach the finish line a kilometer away (or a little over half a mile), with the fastest car also getting consolation prizes.
According to the video description, the McLaren goes up against several Porsche 911s, an Audi RS6 Avant, and a Mercedes-AMG GT, and it smokes all of them. At one point it takes on some Audi wagon which is a pretty funny race (you’re left waiting for several seconds for the wagon to finish), and there’s even another McLaren for the 720S to play with: a 570GT.
The 720S blows all of them away without much issue, achieving a top speed of 178.64 mph (287.49 kph).
It should be noted that it looks like the driver jumped the gun on a few of these runs, starting the race above the prescribed 50 kph limit. We’re thinking this is a casual day at the track such that nobody would be too upset with the McLaren driver for skirting the rules a bit.
So yeah. If you’ve got $300,000 burning a hole in your pocket, consider the McLaren 720S. It seems like a winner.