The 720S may be quicker than you think…

The McLaren 720S is a fast car, that should come at no surprise to most. Under the hood is a 4.0-litre biturbocharged V8 rated at 529 kW and 770 Nm of torque. But the supercar’s actual horsepower number remains a topic of debate – one dyno figure suggests it could produce as much as 596kW at the crank.

So, with all on tap, for a bit of fun someone put the British supercar up against some of the most power vehicles on the planet.

The McLaren 720S keeps a surprisingly good pace with the Bugatti on video. The uploader admits that the Chiron started in second gear, and slowed down well before the finish line. In a second race between the two, the Chiron admittedly “walked away from the 720S” with a proper start.

Nonetheless, the 720S remains an impressive machine in a straight line & it’s a bit of fun to watch. 

From 40-45mph to 145-150mph
Thunderhill Raceway – Oct. 4, 2017
Courtesy of McLaren San Francisco