McLaren 720S Sold Out Into 2018

Surprise, surprise. The McLaren 720S is already proving to be a huge success for the British manufacturer, selling out into 2018.

Autocar reports that since the supercar’s debut five months ago at the Geneva Motor Show, over 1,500 orders have been placed forcing many buyers to wait until next year to take delivery. This comes despite the fact that McLaren commenced deliveries back in June, a remarkably fast turnaround from when the car was first shown to the public.

A number of buyers are said to be so eager to get their hands on the 720S that they’ve placed orders for two cars, one to be delivered as soon as possible and the second to be personalized through McLaren Special Operations.

A quick glance at the spec sheet reveals why buyers are so eager to purchase the new supercar. Rather than utilizing a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 like all other modern McLarens before it, the 720S has a 4.0-liter unit that delivers 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque, figures that comfortably upstage the Lamborghini Huracan Performante and Ferrari 488 GTB.


  • Craig

    Does that actually pass crash tests? [Or is it exempt?]

    • EyalN

      in 1992 mclaren f1 was driven out of the crash test, i’m sure this one is even better. mclaren makes the perfect cars but the design is not stunning, it is nice. interior design is real bad, looks like a race car and not a car for rich people

  • An Existing Person

    No picture could capture how striking this looks in person.

    • Six_Tymes

      where did you see one?

      • An Existing Person

        In Miami, I see at least 3 each week. I’ve seen all of the launch specs at least three times of each spec. That’s excluding the reveals and launches at dealerships and at events such as Cars & Coffee. To those in the know, it stands out like a sore thumb in the crowds of Huracans, Gallardos, and the likes. To your average person, it’s not going to do much as a skittle-colored Lamborghini will.

    • SteersUright

      I see McLarens all day here in Miami and none, not one, looks striking nor beautiful. They look neat, in the generic way anything low, wide, and rare does. But they never make anyone “ooh & ah” like a Huracan, for example, driving by.
      I’d like to see one of these though, haven’t yet. But I get the feeling it’ll be more of the same. I’ll think, “neat car”, not “OMG look at that beauty!!”.

      • Shahul Usman

        While you dont want it to be fugly.. you also shouldnt buy a car based solely on other peoples perception of it.. I love it.. great evolution from the underwhelming MP12-4c.. if your into F1 and are a Mclaren fan, it helps also lol.. garnted I’d buy the Huracan Performante based on performance or a 458 speciale.. like my NA engines

      • An Existing Person

        I feel the same way about McLarens in general, but to me, the 720s stood out from the crowd of Huracans, Gallardos, and 458’s on Collins Ave. Indeed, the spec makes or breaks it, but McLaren is stepping out of their comfort zone from the conservative designs of the predecessors. I’d say be on the look out, i’ve seen at least 5 720s’s in the launch specs driving around Miami, and they changed my view on that controversial front end.

  • Six_Tymes

    Raccoons rejoice!

  • Blade t

    Doesn’t surprise me ,seems like a great car. The 720 dynoed at 698hp to the wheels ! I like the styling much better than their other models besides the p1 of course….

  • Bill Clinton’s logo

    A face only a mother could love.

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