During a recent drag race against one of the fastest-launching supercars in the world, the Lamborghini Huracan, McLaren’s new 720S absolutely demolished its rival.
It really looks like people who already got to drive the 720S were right in saying that it’s way faster than it should be. It’s not a hypercar, it’s not even a flagship stripped-down supercar, yet it accelerates like something out of a Valerian novel.
During this 720S v Huracan LP610-4 battle, you’ll see a rolling start, you’ll see a standing start, and you’ll even see the Lambo jumping out to an early lead thanks to its all-wheel drive system.
Of course, by the time the Huracan even gets a chance to say “mamma mia”, the McLaren is already kicking its behind, gaining ground and overtaking with ease – no point in beating around the bush with this one, it was a clear cut and predictable result.
Still, what remains surprising is what McLaren have managed to do with a little over 100 HP (the 720S’ advantage over the Huracan). The 720S actually accelerates as if it had several hundred HP more than the Lambo, and that’s a testament to how far the British supercar maker has come in recent years.
On paper, the McLaren 720S can hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 3 seconds, run a 1/4 mile in 10.3 seconds and max out at a highly impressive 341 km/h (212 mph).