Albeit with a few modifications.
We're used to seeing supercars, hypercars, and even factory-spec drag racers accomplish some amazing quarter-mile times. The era of electrification will surely see even more impressive times. The aftermarket is also known for making fast cars even faster, though they don't always receive the recognition and publicity some deserve. This could be one of those cases. EKanoo Racing has just posted a video showcasing its latest accomplishment involving a modified McLaren 720S. The supercar supposedly set a new quarter-mile world record time of 8.85 seconds at 159 mph.
To compare, a stock 720S does the same deed in 9.9 seconds at 148.2 mph. The Lamborghini Aventador? Try 10.4 seconds at 141.3 mph while the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is clocked at 9.65 seconds at 140 mph. How did EKanoo Racing accomplish this feat?
It claims it utilized the supercar's stock turbos but performed a race tune, added its own performance downpipes, BMC high-performance air filters, and MS109 gasoline, which is highly oxygenated fuel that produces more power than any other unleaded fuel, included premium unleaded. Obviously, this McLaren 720S quarter-mile record time is not the fastest in the world, but it could very well be the fastest for any 720S, modified or not. What's more, anything less than 9 seconds in the supercar and hypercar segment is extremely impressive.
The Bugatti Chiron, for example, makes the sprint in about 9.9 seconds, assuming launch control works without a hitch. Its Bugatti Veyron Super Sport predecessor achieved a 9.7-second time at 145 mph. But again, these are all unmodified performance times.
We already knew the McLaren 720S has nearly hypercar performance directly from the factory, as it can accelerate from 0-62 mph in just 2.9 seconds and reach a top speed of 212 mph. The Ferrari F8 Tributo returns near-identical numbers. Meanwhile, the LaFerrari blasts to 62 mph in 2.4 seconds and has a top speed of 217 mph. The McLaren P1? Try 0-62 mph in 2.8 seconds and a 217 mph top speed and does the quarter-mile in 9.8 seconds at 152 mph.
EKanoo Racing's modifications place the 720S beyond not only supercars but also many hypercars, including the mighty P1.