Watch Onboard Footage Of McLaren 720S Lap The ‘Ring In 7.08 Min

The Nurburgring leaves little to no room for error, but this McLaren 720S was masterfully controlled in between the apexes by a pro racing driver.

The unofficial timed lap seems to have taken place just a few days ago and shows, once again, Woking’s brilliant machine in action.

Mind you, with thesharp cornering and dizzying speeds reached by the British supercar, the video, shot from inside the cockpit, will probably give you an adrenalin rush.

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As for the result, with a full lap completed in 7:08.34,  the 720S is very fast, even on Pirelli P Zero Corsa tires. So, imagine what it can do on Trofeos, or a similar kind of rubber, on a good day…

The current Nurburgring record holder is Lamborghini, with the Aventador SVJ. The ultimate Aventador completed the course in 6:44.95 seconds last summer, beating the Porsche 911 GT2 RS by more than two seconds, and turning out to be about 7 seconds quicker than the Huracan Performante.

The Aventador SVJ was fitted with Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R tires for the exciting run. These are an optional extra, along with other equipment available for the supercar, as the standard model is offered with P Zero Corsas.

Enough talking; grab a chair, if you’re not already sitting down, turn the volume up and hit play on the following video. Trust us, if you’re a petrolhead, it will be time well spent.

 

  • Ben

    The 675LT became a superstar almost over night and the 720S ran with it’s breakout success. Like the rest of us, I’ve seen the videos of the McLaren 720s obliterating its “peers”, but I do wonder when the LT spec will be released. I bounce back between “They probably can’t one up themselves, the 720s is just THAT good!” and then I think “They’re likely protecting the street credibility of the Senna for a bit more before they release the new LT spec”.

  • GobbleUp

    Surprisingly slow. The 720 is the undisputed street monster but the Perf is quicker on the Ring. Hmmm.

    • MRCLKBLACK

      I assume you’re not comparing Gebhardt’s 720S lap with his Performante lap because the difference between the two cars is less than half a second (if you take the same persons lap). But then again an unfair comparison, because the Performante’s lap was done with Trofeo Rs, which should be about 10-14 seconds faster on the Nordschleife than the Corsas on the 720S.

  • SteersUright

    Sounds more or less like my BMW m235i for some reason (muffled turbo noise?) and, while I like it, I sure do miss the beautiful music made by the high-rpm n.a. engines of yesteryear.

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