The Wait To Order A McLAren 720S Just Got A Lot Longer
If you’re looking to buy one, 2019 is the earliest you can score oneby Kirby Garlitos, on
Like every supercar that arrives amidst hype and expectation, the demand for the McLaren 720S was always going to be high. Still, the reception surrounding the new crown jewel of McLaren’s Super Series is reaching heights that very few McLaren before it have been able to do it. It’s now being reported that all examples of the 720S through 2018 are sold out. Gone. Better luck next year.
This revelation may be surprising on the surface, but it really isn’t, even when you take into account the fact that the 720S only made its debut at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show. This is the nature of the supercar industry now though. Even the most expensive of machines sell out faster than ice cream on a hot August day, and as it turns, that’s exactly the case with the McLaren 720S. All in all, over 1,500 orders of the McLaren 720S have been placed with many of these buyers ordering two models of the supercar, one to use and another to send to McLaren Special Operations for some personalization work. Displays of wealth notwithstanding, buyers who missed out on taking delivery for the 720S on or before 2018 will still get a chance to buy one, either through McLaren or the secondary market. Those who opt for the former will have to wait a lot longer than they intended, but at least they could still get their hands on a 720S at a much friendlier price compared to going to the streets where they can get to own one sooner, albeit at a price that isn’t as forgiving to the wallet as what McLaren’s asking for it.
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The McLaren 720S is all sorts of special
Just as important is the 720S’ ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds on its way to hitting a top speed of 212 mph.
It shouldn’t take somebody with special abilities to know that the McLaren 720S is a special car. It’s meant to be the high-point of the automaker’s Super Series, a group of cars that also happen to include the 650S, 675LT, and 675S GT3. In a lot of ways, McLaren gave the 720S a potent platform to stand on. Not only does it boast a bold new design with fresh technology, it also gets a bigger engine – a 4.0-liter bi-turbo V-8 – than what any of its peers have. That specific engine allows the 720S to produce an output of 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, more than what both the Lamborghini Huracán Performante and the Ferrari 488 GTB have at their disposal. Just as important is the 720S’ ability to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds on its way to hitting a top speed of 212 mph.
In fact, the 720S is so fast and powerful that it puts its competition to shame, as shown by the table below.
|Model||Engine||Horsepower||Torque||0 to 60 MPH||Top Speed|
|McLaren 720S||4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8||710 horsepower||568 pound-feet||2.8 seconds||212 mph|
|Ferrari 488 GTB||3.9-liter V-8||660 horsepower||560 pound-feet||3.0 seconds||205 mph|
|Lamborghini Huracán Performante||5.2-liter V-10||610 horsepower||413 pound-feet||3.2 seconds||201 mph|
Given its features and abilities, it’s perfectly understandable to see why the demand for the McLaren 720S is what it is. It’s the fastest and most powerful road-going McLaren not named the P1 so even if it comes with a price tag that’s scratching the surface of $300,000, deep-pocketed owners will have no issues paying for it. Apparently, in some cases, some of these owners don’t have a problem paying for two. It’s admittedly hard to blame them given what the 720S is capable of.
Read our full review on the McLaren 720S.
Read our full review on the Lamborghini Huracán Performante.
Read our full review on the Ferrari 488 GTB.