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    • It's absurd how fast the McLaren 720S is - 10.1@146 1/4 mile, 0-100 in 5.3

      Just give McLaren the performance crown already. They are crushing everyone. The 720S is so absurdly fast it is difficult to put it into words. How about this for context? The 720S only trails the multi-million dollar McLaren P1 supercar by a few tenths and a few miles per hour of trap speed.


      There is something to be said for less weight thanks to ditching the hybrid system, right? This car is just a rocket according to Top Gear's numbers:

      mile: 10.19secs @ 146.0mph

      0-10mph: 0.46s
      0-20mph: 0.96s
      0-30mph: 1.40s
      0-40mph: 1.82s
      0-50mph: 2.30s
      0-60mph: 2.77s
      0-70mph: 3.33s
      0-80mph: 3.93s
      0-90mph: 4.59s
      0-100mph: 5.31s
      0-110mph: 6.14s
      0-120mph: 7.06s
      0-130mph: 8.16s
      0-140mph: 9.38s
      0-150mph: 11.01s

      McLaren's own numbers said the 720S would do 124 miles per hour in 7.8 seconds and get through the 1/4 mile in 10.3 seconds. It is no surprise that they were conservative.

      We knew this car would be over 140 miles per hour of trap speed in the 1/4 mile we just did not realize it would be by that much. This is a magazine time though so take it with a grain of salt.

      When someone gets the 720S on the strip expect the elapsed time to break into the 9's with good prep and conditions. The trap speed will likely fall but anything around ~145 is blistering fast for a stock car. Autocar got 143.5 miles per hour out of it for additional context.

      What's going to happen with a tune and bolt ons? 15X+? It's an amazing time to be a car enthusiast.

      This article was originally published in forum thread: The 720S is FAST!!! started by SpeedLimit? View original post
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      1. danb's Avatar
        danb -
        Oddly enough, the 720 does 0-140 in 9.38 seconds on the 'street'. The Dodge Demon was tested on a drag strip and did the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Hmm.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by danb Click here to enlarge
        Oddly enough, the 720 does 0-140 in 9.38 seconds on the 'street'. The Dodge Demon was tested on a drag strip and did the quarter mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. Hmm.
        The 720S is going to easily take that record.