The McLaren 720S is a viciously powerful supercar with extreme styling and insane performance from a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 that puts out 710 horsepower and 568 lb-ft of torque. Weighing in at a light 3,139 pounds and sending power to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, the 720S will hit 60 mph in only 2.8 seconds and conquers the quarter-mile in only 10.3 seconds.
The carbon-fiber tub is at the center of the extreme weight-saving measures that highlight the 720S. This so-called MonoCage II provides incredible rigidity and contributes to the mid-engined McLaren’s incredible dynamics. Switch to Track Mode, and the razor-sharp hydraulic steering and brilliant body control need to be experienced to be believed. And even with all of its performance, the 720S is a surprisingly forgiving companion in urban environments with a decent ride - although its raucous exhaust note, dramatic doors, and generally arresting styling will get you noticed.
Inside, there isn’t the same showy interior design that you’ll get in its Italian rivals. Rather, the 720S is uncompromisingly focused on the driver. Sitting under McLaren’s Super Series of hyped-up performance machines, the 2020 720S starts at just under $300,000 and, after already having taken home the title of World Performance Car last year, it has proven itself as one of the best driver’s cars on the planet.