Stock McLaren 720S Runs 1/4 Mile In Just 9.7 Sec!

Well there you have it! The McLaren 720S is quicker than the Holy Trinity of hypercars, not to mention just about any Bugatti you can think of.

We saw the 720S cover a standing 1/4 mile in 9.9 seconds at 141 mph (227 km/h) last month, and since then, a case was made for it being even quicker under the right conditions.

Well, thanks to improved weather, this stock 720S took to the ATCO Raceway in New Jersey where it ran the 1/4 mile in just 9.7 seconds at over 147 mph (236 km/h) – and did so multiple times, just in case there were still doubters out there.

In order to get the most out of his tires, the owner of this 720S used a set of tire heaters, which as Dragtimes points out, fit perfectly in the supercar’s frunk, along with a generator, two jacks and other tools.

As impressive as this achievement is, it’s a hair less than the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and its 1/4 mile time of 9.65 seconds at 140 mph (225 km/h). We’d love to see a best 2 out of 3 with these two cars.


  • ediotsavant

    My Bugatti can still outrun it at a traffic light.


    Tesla > Mclaren

    • Belthronding Tinuviel

      720S destroyed tesla model s last time:(
      Video available in carscoops.

      • Turd Gobbler

        F30Floripa is referencing the Roadster 2, not the sedan.

        • Tumbi Mtika

          That isn’t availible yet, if I’m correct?

    • Jason Panamera

      Mclaren 720s wins with tesla 100D in drag races.

    • Stigasawuswrecks

      But throw a turn in there and see how the Tesla handles it. And by the end of the 1/4 the Tesla doesn’t have that much steam left to give.

  • willhaven

    147mph trap speed is unreal on a production car. There are fully built Supras that have a hard time hitting those traps.

  • Craig

    It’s the Demon that impresses me. Quicker in the 1/4 mile in spite of fact that it weighs 1,152 lbs more. It also costs $203,850 LESS. You could buy yourself a new McLaren 720S – OR – one Dodge Challenger SRT Demon AND a fully loaded 2018 Acura NSX.

    • Six_Tymes

      Very good points.

    • Turd Gobbler

      craig, the track prep that went into that 9.65 time is just absurd. Give the mclaren similarly carefully crafted prep, and IMO the mclaren will go faster.
      The price difference & weight, though. that’s definitely impressive 🙂

    • Vassilis

      True. I’d still prefer the McLaren.

    • Slavo Kapusta

      But only the prep, but drag tires, race fuel etc. etc.

  • Shahul Usman

    Love the car… I see so much of the original NSX in this car, maybe its the canopy style glass… the headlights were odd at 1st and I love them now.. great great car… now Mclaren needs to perform in F1.

  • Six_Tymes

    how about a HEAD 2 HEAD with this and a New GT2 RS. I think that would be a fun comparison.

  • botornot387

    Absolutely love this car. Literally blows the doors off the competition

  • Philip George

    Tesla Roadster 2 will do the quarter mile in 8.8 secs so….

  • Tumbi Mtika

    Oh come on! This just isn’t fair!