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Aftermath Videos Of A Totaled McLaren 570S In London 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, mclaren, McLaren 570S, McLaren Videos, Offbeat News, UK, video on 11 23rd, 2017


A McLaren 570S is no more, after it was crashed under unverified circumstances.

The accident reportedly happened in central London, a couple of weeks ago, and judging by the videos that follow, the British supercar appears to be damaged beyond repair.

Its front end is ruined, and so are the rest of its sides, while it’s also missing a wheel and the suspension. Moreover, it seems that the engine bay has suffered significant damages of its own, but the passenger compartment has remained in one piece, suggesting that the occupant(s) might have walked away.

One of the videos’ description might give us a clue as to what exactly happened, as it says: “this crazy guy [McLaren 570S driver] hit a war pensioner, then ran from the scene”. If that’s indeed the case, then there’s a good chance that at the time of reporting this story, the driver had been identified.

It hasn’t been a McLaren-loving month, as this incident joins another one in which a P1 was extensively damaged in Cambodia, whereas in Georgia, USA, a man was taken into custody after speeding in his 720S on the State Route 400.

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Aftermath Videos Of A Totaled McLaren 570S In London 23
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, mclaren, McLaren 570S, McLaren Videos, Offbeat News, UK, video on 11 23rd, 2017


A McLaren 570S is no more, after it was crashed under unverified circumstances.

The accident reportedly happened in central London, a couple of weeks ago, and judging by the videos that follow, the British supercar appears to be damaged beyond repair.

Its front end is ruined, and so are the rest of its sides, while it’s also missing a wheel and the suspension. Moreover, it seems that the engine bay has suffered significant damages of its own, but the passenger compartment has remained in one piece, suggesting that the occupant(s) might have walked away.

One of the videos’ description might give us a clue as to what exactly happened, as it says: “this crazy guy [McLaren 570S driver] hit a war pensioner, then ran from the scene”. If that’s indeed the case, then there’s a good chance that at the time of reporting this story, the driver had been identified.

It hasn’t been a McLaren-loving month, as this incident joins another one in which a P1 was extensively damaged in Cambodia, whereas in Georgia, USA, a man was taken into custody after speeding in his 720S on the State Route 400.

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McLaren 720S Is Finally Beaten In A Drag Race, But By What? 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 23rd, 2017


It’s obvious by now that not even an all-wheel drive Italian exotic, whether it be stock, supercharged or even twin-turbocharged, can slay the mighty McLaren 720S, which is definitely a lot more powerful than it lets on.

During a recent dyno test earlier this month, a stock 720S managed to put down 691 WHP, which could translate into roughly 770 to 800 HP at the crank, maybe even a bit more.

So to see it demolish anything it comes across shouldn’t really be all that surprising. Let’s include 1/4 mile times in this statement, since the 720S managed to cover the distance in just 9.7 seconds.

If you haven’t watched the video yet, you’re probably wondering what on Earth could have beaten the 720S in a straight line, especially the way it happened – catching up to it and passing it at high speed.

Well, let’s just say it’s a very similar type of car, mostly stock, though rocking Fabspeed high flow cats and custom exhaust system.

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McLaren 720S Is Finally Beaten In A Drag Race, But By What? 23
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 23rd, 2017


It’s obvious by now that not even an all-wheel drive Italian exotic, whether it be stock, supercharged or even twin-turbocharged, can slay the mighty McLaren 720S, which is definitely a lot more powerful than it lets on.

During a recent dyno test earlier this month, a stock 720S managed to put down 691 WHP, which could translate into roughly 770 to 800 HP at the crank, maybe even a bit more.

So to see it demolish anything it comes across shouldn’t really be all that surprising. Let’s include 1/4 mile times in this statement, since the 720S managed to cover the distance in just 9.7 seconds.

If you haven’t watched the video yet, you’re probably wondering what on Earth could have beaten the 720S in a straight line, especially the way it happened – catching up to it and passing it at high speed.

Well, let’s just say it’s a very similar type of car, mostly stock, though rocking Fabspeed high flow cats and custom exhaust system.

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McLaren 720S Vs 800 HP Dodge Viper ACR: Who’s The Boss? 22
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Videos, Dodge Viper, Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 22nd, 2017


One would think that a Dodge Viper ACR would be enough to tackle the new McLaren 720S – especially a tuned example like this one.

This particular ACR has new heads, cam, and a custom exhaust, which allow the 8.4-liter naturally aspirated V10 to make approximately 800 horsepower at the crank, or some 155 HP more than the stock one, which is good for 645 HP and 600lb-ft (813Nm) of torque.

Despite having a smaller 4.0-liter V8 engine (albeit with two turbos strapped to it) delivering 710hp and 568lb-ft of torque to the wheels, the McLaren 720S incredibly fast. Compared to its US-bred contender, the British supercar has some advantages, such as a dual-clutch gearbox instead of a manual stick shift, clever aerodynamics and less weight.

Now, we already know that the 720S is capable of beating some very serious machines on the drag strip, and the Viper ACR has recently ended up on its list, but how fast is it compared to this 800 HP example? DragTimes have put together a video that shows the two exotics going head-to-head in a few roll races, so click on the “play” button and find out who comes out on top.

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Stock McLaren 720S Runs 1/4 Mile In Just 9.7 Sec! 21
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 21st, 2017


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.

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McLaren P1 Damaged During Truck Crash In Cambodia 17
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Accidents, Asia, featured, mclaren, McLaren P1, McLaren Videos, Offbeat News, Reports, video on 11 17th, 2017


A McLaren P1 has been badly damaged in Cambodia after the transport truck that was carrying it collided with another truck.

According to a local newspaper, the truck carrying the expensive British hypercar slammed into another large truck carrying goods from Phnom Penh to Andoung Tuek.

Speaking to the media, police chief of the local Botum Sakor district, Sok Thorn, said the cause of the crash was still being investigated and no one has come forward as the owner of the expensive McLaren, restricted to just 375 examples worldwide. Five people were injured in the crash.

Images and video from the scene reveal that the P1, which appears to have a chrome wrap, sustained some damage in the crash. More specifically, much of the front end appears to have been crushed by the truck.

Despite the damage, the owner of the P1 will most likely have it shipped back to Woking for repairs.

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McLaren 720S Driver Who Allegedly Had A Few Drinks Leads Cops In 155MPH Chase 15
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dashcam, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, Offbeat News, Police, video on 11 15th, 2017


The driver of a McLaren 720S decided to turn the highway into his own test track, on Sunday morning, in Alpharetta, Georgia, USA.

The man was spotted by a police officer, who was patrolling the Georgia State Route 400, doing well over the 65mph (105km/h) legal limit, so she immediately activated the emergency lights and started to pursue the supercar.

After several miles, during which both vehicles achieved speeds of approximately 155mph (250km/h), the officer admitted that she was about to call off the chase, when the suspect pulled over, with “smoke coming from the brakes”, according to the Alpharetta Police spokesman, Jason Muenzer, quoted by WSBTV.

When the officer approached the supercar, she noticed that “the driver’s eyes appeared to be glassy”, and “a strong smell of alcohol” was coming from the cockpit. The suspect, who was identified as 46-year old Dwayne Sherwood Pope, Patch reports, said that he didn’t notice the blue lights, nor hear the siren, and admitted that he had a few drinks before hitting the road.

Pope was then subjected to a sobriety test, which he failed, and was taken into custody, charged with driving under the influence, speeding, and failing to maintain lane. Later on, officers discovered that his driving license was also expired.

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Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

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Flagship Huracan Not Performante Enough For The McLaren 720S 15
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 15th, 2017


The Lamborghini Huracan is without a doubt one of the most exciting supercars of 2017, and while it doesn’t produce as much power as the McLaren 720S, seeing it trying to keep up with its rival in a series of standing and rolling start drag races is quite enlightening.

Sure, on the track, the Performante is formidable, having set a Nurburgring lap time of 6 minutes and 52 seconds. It also has 640 PS and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque, going to all four wheels.

In other words, it’s not exactly helpless against the 720S, especially if the latter doesn’t use launch control and the two cars accelerate from a standing start.

Of course, once the McLaren gets some traction, it catches up and blows past just about anything you can think of, so longer distances definitely favor the 720S.

As for the rolling starts, it wasn’t even close, and it’s not like the Performante didn’t have enough opportunities against the 720S. We’re talking four races in total, all of them pointing us towards an easy, straightforward conclusion.

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McLaren 720S Welcomes Challenge From Pair Of 900 HP Huracans 13
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 13th, 2017


The McLaren 720S is slowly working its way up the drag racing food chain, and after dispatching an 805 HP supercharged Huracan last week, a couple of the Lambos Italian cousins sought retribution.

Featured here alongside the McLaren are two Huracans, both producing around 900 HP, but through different mods. For example, the white Huracan is a RWD LP580-2 with a VF Supercharger, sending 790 horses to the wheels – around 900 to the crank.

The green one is a regular LP610-4 with a custom twin turbo kit, putting down the same amount of power as its rear wheel driven sibling.

Of course the McLaren 720S needs very little introduction. Its power output is right there in its name, although we do suspect that the British automaker hasn’t exactly been upfront about the 720S’ performance figures.

So without further ado, we’ll let you find out for yourselves who won these match-ups. Nine hundred horses should definitely have the Lambos covered, right? Right…?

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New McLaren 720S Is Different And That’s A Good Thing 11
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, reviews, video on 11 11th, 2017


We’ve been waiting for an in-depth review on the McLaren 720S for some time now, a car that has exceeded any and all expectations since its launch earlier this year.

If you’re familiar with Doug DeMuro, you know that’s the type of review he usually puts together, (over) analyzing all the features and quirks you might find on a car, taking all categories into account.

What does this mean for the McLaren 720S? Well, as it turns out, reigning on top of every other supercar in the world is hard work, as DeMuro questioned the 720S’ quality and overall value, while arguing that in his eyes, it’s not as good-looking as a 488 Spider. However he did give praise to McLaren for trying to differentiate the 720S from the rest of their range.

Another negative, if we can call it that, is the fact that the steering on the 720S is just a tad less responsive than on a Lamborghini Huracan, though overall, there were no real complaints in that department.

Looking at performance alone, the 720S is almost flawless considering its segment. Not only is it one of the fastest-accelerating cars in the world, it’s also one of the quickest cars out there once you get it up to speed, thanks in part to its excellent aerodynamic features.

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McLaren 720S Says “Bring It On!” To 805 HP Supercharged Huracan 7
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, Lamborghini, Lamborghini Huracan, Lamborghini Videos, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, tuning, video on 11 7th, 2017


Unless you’ve been living without your internet connecting for the past few months, you’re probably aware just how much of a beast the McLaren 720S is.

In a straight line, it’s a hypercar in supercar clothing, able to out-run a Porsche 918 and cover a standing 1/4 mile in under 10 seconds, which is absolutely staggering.

We’ve also seen it go against a tuned 650S and come out on top, which is why we were extremely interested to see how it handled its business versus another extreme machine, namely Parker from Vehicle Virgins’ supercharged Lamborghini Huracan.

This is actually YouTuber v YouTuber, with Parker taking on Brooks from DragTimes and his McLaren 720S, and lucky for us, they go the distance, letting the cars stretch out their wings in order to see which is actually faster.

In the end, both cars proved formidable, and that Huracan is wicked fast off the line with little to no traction issues. Was it enough to stay in front of the 720S though? You’re about to find out.

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McLaren 720S Lays Down Impressive 691 WHP On The Dyno 1
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, video on 11 1st, 2017


Back in August, we read about a McLaren 720S putting down an insane 698 hp and 560 lb-ft at the rear wheels on a dyno. Fast forward a few months, and the owner of the internet’s most-famous 720S, has set out to see if those numbers can be replicated.
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Porsche 911 GT3 RS Takes On McLaren 720S In Half-Mile Race 1
Nov
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, porsche, Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Porsche Videos, video on 11 1st, 2017


It may not be as exciting as the new 911 GT2 RS, but the Porsche 911 GT3 RS can still pose a threat to most modern supercars. So, is it capable of beating a more powerful McLaren 720S?
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