• This Ride-On Toy Car Is The McLaren We Can All Afford

It wears a three-digit price tag but the amount of joy it can bring is priceless

Whoever said McLaren is in the business of making toys that are solely destined for big boys is mistaken. The best proof we can think of is this freshly released ride-on set that comes to both celebrate and replicate the might Macca 720S. Obviously, this is not McLaren’s first peg at ride-ons, not since the car manufacturer offered an all-electric one based on the P1 hypercar back in 2016.

However, the McLaren 720S ride on brings this toy closer to the idea of a real car and what the whole buying process entails. But before you delve into your bank accounts, let us guide you through the essentials here.

The McLaren 720S Ride-On - Why Should I Buy It?

First of all, your kid riding one of these will instantly become the star of his playground. Secondly, remember how you felt the day you finally got to drive your first car? We bet you do because we know we do. So why not allow your kid to experience the same thrills in a ride-on car that’s not your run-of-the-mill ride-on car, but one that replicates a supercar. In this case, the McLaren 720S.

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Those questions aside, you’ll be able to buy the McLaren 720S ride-on at select toy stores around the world for a price tag of £375 (that’s about $477 or €420 at current exchange rates).

This Ride-On Toy Car Is The McLaren We Can All Afford
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With the money needed to get a real McLaren 720S coupé you could buy 700 (that's right, seven hundred) 720S ride-ons.

Keep in mind that McLaren built it for children aged 3 to 6 and it can be specified with one of the eight available paint schemes, including the eye-catching Papaya Spark. The other color options are Azores Orange, Belize Blue, Lantana Purple, Onyx Black, Mauvine Blue, Silica White, or Saros Grey.

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Just like the P1 ride-on, the toy version of the 720S is also powered by an electric motor. Kids can exploit that via a working accelerator pedal and McLaren even took the time to add a set of sounds that fake those of the real thing’s V8 unit. For extra caring parents, the carmaker came up with a remote control that limits the car’s range and can take over driving and, of course, a working brake setup. Unfortunately, we don’t get other details on particular specs, but the P1 ride-on had a 12V electric motor which is safe to assume found its way inside the 720S ride-on as well.

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The 720S ride-on toy car is also fitted with a dashboard display screen that acts as infotainment system. No, really, it does. Your little one can listed to music or even watch a short movie by plugging in a USB or an SD card into one of the designated sockets on the dashboard.

McLaren 720S drivetrain specifications
Engine 4-liter twin-turbo V8
Power 710 horsepower
Torque 568 pound-feet
Transmission 7-speed, dual-clutch
Sprint time (0-100 km/h, 0-62 mph) 2.8 seconds
Top speed 212 mph
Weight 2,828 pounds

Further Reading

2018 McLaren 720S High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S.

McLaren 720S Velocity Is The First MSO Special-Edition Super Series High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2018 McLaren 720S Velocity.

2019 McLaren 720S Spider Interior Exterior
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Read our full review on the McLaren 720S Spider.

Tudor Rus
Tudor Rus
Assistant Content Manager - Automotive Expert - tudor@topspeed.com
Tudor’s first encounter with cars took place when he was only a child. Back then, his father brought home a Trabant 601 Kombi and a few years later, a Wartburg 353. At that time, he was too young to know how they worked and way too young to drive them, but he could see one thing – each of them had a different ethos and their own unique personality. As time went on, he started seeing that in other cars as well, and his love for the automobile was born.  Read full bio
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