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Someone Is Selling A McLaren 720S For 25 Bitcoins On Craigslist 14
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Craigslist, Galleries, mclaren, McLaren 720S, used cars on 12 14th, 2017


The McLaren 720S has been stunning car enthusiasts ever since its Geneva Motor Show premiere but it seems one owner in the United States is more interested in making the most of the Bitcoin boom.

This 720S has been listed for sale on Craigslist in Atlanta and the owner is asking for 25 Bitcoins, roughly $418,523 at current prices, well over $100,000 more than a brand new 720S will cost you.

The seller claims that the British supercar has just 750 miles under its belt and has been outfitted with a plethora of options, including the 10-spoke lightweight wheels, vehicle lift system, electric and heated seats, stealth pack, sports exhaust, gorilla glass roof panels, and the McLaren track telemetry system.

As the price of Bitcoin continues to increase, the 25 Bitcoin asking price becomes more and more unrealistic. At the time of writing, a price of 20 Bitcoin would be more appropriate and in a couple of weeks, that figure could drop to 15.

Either way, the owner is clearly not interested in holding on to the McLaren, which is a very expensive depreciating asset. However, we suspect they may have some difficulty selling it.

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Do These HRE Rims Make The McLaren 720S Look Better? 8
Dec
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in HRE, mclaren, McLaren 720S, Wheels on 12 8th, 2017


McLaren’s latest addition to the Super Series range, the 720S, made a name for itself very quickly after demolishing almost all of its contenders, even ones with significantly more power, in a straight line.

We have no doubt it will be a hit with customers, some of which might want to personalize theirs by fitting a set of custom rims. One of the companies they can put on the list is HRE, which has already made a set of custom rims for the 720S, the P103, and is now launching a new one.

Named P204, the monoblock forged alloys are available in 20, 21, and 22 inches and come in a wide range of finishes, from the Brushed Titanium ones seen here, to more extravagant colors that such as Frozen Polished Purple or Stone Green, to name just a few.

If they look somewhat familiar, it’s because they are already worn by the Ferrari F12tdf, Lamborghini Aventador SV, Acura NSX and Mercedes-AMG S63 Coupe. Mind you, they start from $11,200 per set – but, hey, if you can afford a 720S, this shouldn’t be an issue.

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It Takes 1,250 HP To Put McLaren 720S In A Corner 4
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 12 4th, 2017


Godzilla has been trying to slay the McLaren 720S for quite some time now, and after failing to do so using 720 HP and 930 HP respectively, this latest GT-R came prepared.

After seeing this stock 720S run circles around a 930 HP Nissan GT-R last week, we became even more curious as to what it would take to finally beat the McLaren in a straight line – and by that we mean destroy it like it has destroyed all of its opponents thus far.

Here’s today’s contender: A 1,250 HP (1,108 WHP) twin turbo Nissan GT-R, sipping E85 fuel and wearing an ETS 3582r Turbo kit, among multiple other mods.

While racing against the McLaren, the Nissan managed to get from 60 to 130 mph (96 km/h – 209 km/h) in just 4.0 seconds, and from 100 to 150 mph (161 km/h – 241 km/h) in 3.8 seconds. Yes, that is extremely fast, even by hypercar standards.

The two cars raced twice, where the Nissan went with a Low Boost setting for the second race, putting down “only” 920 HP. Let’s just say that allowed the 720S to get some of its dignity back, after how things went down in the initial sprint.

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It Takes 1,250 HP To Put McLaren 720S In A Corner 4
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 12 4th, 2017


Godzilla has been trying to slay the McLaren 720S for quite some time now, and after failing to do so using 720 HP and 930 HP respectively, this latest GT-R came prepared.

After seeing this stock 720S run circles around a 930 HP Nissan GT-R last week, we became even more curious as to what it would take to finally beat the McLaren in a straight line – and by that we mean destroy it like it has destroyed all of its opponents thus far.

Here’s today’s contender: A 1,250 HP (1,108 WHP) twin turbo Nissan GT-R, sipping E85 fuel and wearing an ETS 3582r Turbo kit, among multiple other mods.

While racing against the McLaren, the Nissan managed to get from 60 to 130 mph (96 km/h – 209 km/h) in just 4.0 seconds, and from 100 to 150 mph (161 km/h – 241 km/h) in 3.8 seconds. Yes, that is extremely fast, even by hypercar standards.

The two cars raced twice, where the Nissan went with a Low Boost setting for the second race, putting down “only” 920 HP. Let’s just say that allowed the 720S to get some of its dignity back, after how things went down in the initial sprint.

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930 HP Nissan GT-R Humiliated By Stock McLaren 720S… Wait, What? 1
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 12 1st, 2017


Alright McLaren, you win, we give up. The things your latest supercar can do with “just” 710 HP are absurd. So far it’s beaten lots of challengers, but to smoke a 930 HP GT-R? That’s nuts.

In fact, the 720S is so fast, it might just be how The Hulk gets back to Earth to fight Thanos in next year’s “Avengers: Infinity War” movie, after the events of “Thor: Ragnarok”.

Marvell jokes aside, just a few days ago we saw the 720S defeat a 720 HP GT-R – and yes, the McLaren is lighter on its feet, but to do the same to a 930 HP example? That’s simply incredible!

Also, this isn’t a case of the 720S pulling ahead at the beginning, covering a 1/4 mile and then getting caught up by the Nissan at very high speeds. Nope: it smokes the GT-R from the get go and maintains its advantage for about 14 seconds before its opponent even thinks about starting to catch up.

Now the question is, if a 930 HP Nissan GT-R is no match, what will it take to outrun a 720S? Something with 1,000 or 1,200 HP? We have a feeling we might soon find out.

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720 HP Nissan GT-R Challenges Unbeaten McLaren 720S 27
Nov
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Drag-Racing, mclaren, McLaren 720S, McLaren Videos, nissan, nissan gt-r, Nissan Videos, tuning, video on 11 27th, 2017


It seems that some people are hell-bent on finding out just how dominant the McLaren 720S is, and what it takes in order to put its name in the loss column.

Of course, we’re thankful for that, because if it wasn’t for the owners of these cars, we would probably need to wait for Top Gear or The Grand Tour to show us what it would take to beat a McLaren 720S – and you’re never guaranteed such a segment wouldn’t take a turn for the comical, instead of being performance-oriented.

Alas, let’s run through what happened here between this stock 720S and a modded Nissan GT-R, putting down 720 horses of its own.

The GT-R features bolt-on mods and is running on E85 fuel, pushing out some 625 WHP, bringing the crank total to McLaren 720S levels. Then again, McLaren have apparently been holding back on the 720S’ real numbers, as it might actually put down in excess of 800 HP.

Both cars did standing and rolling starts, and you might say that the result is somewhat surprising, despite everything we already know about the 720S.

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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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New McLaren 720S GT3 Coming In 2019 22
Nov
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in mclaren, McLaren 720S, Motorsport, racing, Reports on 11 22nd, 2017


McLaren will start testing the new 720S GT3 race car in 2018, with first customer teams receiving their cars by 2019 but that’s not the only news coming from the British supercar maker.

The company has also successfully established a global network of specialist motorsport retailers, with plans to launch a one-make GT-racing series and a Driver Development Programme in 2018.

As for the new 720S GT3, McLaren released the first concept sketches and also said that they will start its development in 2018. A race-prepped version of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter M840T V8 will be paired to a six-speed sequential transmission while the bodywork will be significantly optimised with a bespoke aerodynamic package.

The new McLaren 720S GT3 will replace the successful 650S GT3, which scored titles on four continents, including the Asian Le Mans Series, Australian GT championship, the Bathurst 12 Hour, Blancpain Endurance Cup and Pirelli World Challenge.

The new Pure McLaren GT-Race Series will take place at iconic European tracks, aimed at owners who already have extensive track driving experience and looking to take their first steps in the racing world. Customers should have at least an International D grade license in order to participate, with all cars maintained and run by McLaren engineers and technicians. More details will be announced later on.

“McLaren is built on racing and providing our growing family of customers with unique and exhilarating driving experiences. It therefore makes sense for us to unveil a dedicated, widened motorsport programme designed to support and enable more of our customers to focus on enjoying the thrill of pushing our cars on the track,” said McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt.

“The 720S GT3 will provide a stunning race-going addition to our Super Series product family and drivers will now be able to hone their skills under expert guidance backed-up by our technicians at the circuit and our motorsport retailers away from it.”

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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 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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This McLaren 720S Will Cost You Just $7,440 14
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in mclaren, McLaren 720S, Scale Models on 11 14th, 2017


Interested in putting a new McLaren 720S in your driveway? It’ll cost you a good $300k – more if you go for some MSO options. But this one costs just $7,440.

So what gives? This isn’t exactly a full-size automobile, it’s a scale model. However, it’s not a tiny 1:43 or 1:18 car that your average enthusiast might put on the shelf.

No, this is one is in 1:8 scale, measuring nearly two feet long. It’s the latest release from luxury model manufacturer Amalgam, which has also done scale replicas of other McLaren designs like the P1 and Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo, among others.

Amalgam, for what it’s worth, is owned by the same Motorsport Network over which McLaren’s executive director Zak Brown once presided.

Now, $7,440 might strike you as a lot to pay for a model car, even though it’s a McLaren. Either way, that sticker price is just the starting point: Amalgam will make one in any combination of exterior paint, wheel style, and brake caliper color you want for $8,640, while fully customize the exterior and interior for $9,840.

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