Exhaust Notes: 2018 McLaren 720S


Video: Calvin Chan

Published: November 22, 2018

 



The McLaren 720S is a stunning supercar that rewrites the rulebook. You can read our full review of it here. The only complaint we had in our logbook (seriously, just one) was the muffled soundtrack from the stainless steel exhaust. It really doesn’t matter how close you sit to that V8, the 720S doesn’t emit the most enticing ensemble of noises. Ours even had the optional Sport Exhaust ($6,300), yet doesn’t come close to the banshee wails of a Ferrari V8 or Lamborghini V10, though still better sounding than the sterile GT2 RS. Instead, the 720S unleashes a more calculated and mechanical howl up to its 8,000+ rpm redline, replete with a salvo of turbo whooshes and intake noises. On the flip side, the 720S is properly hushed and quiet when dialed down on its comfort settings with nary a drone or unpleasant noise to disturb occupants at triple digit speeds. Have a listen to our Exhaust Notes video above!

 


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Specifications:

Model: 2018 McLaren 720S Performance

Paint Type: Amethyst Black
Base Price: $324,980

Price as Tested: $398,834 (without PDI, fees)
Wheelbase(mm): 2,670
Length/Width/Height (mm): 4,543 / 1,930 / 1,196

Curb weight (kg): 1,322 (dry weight)
Engine: 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8
Horsepower: 710 hp @ 7,250 rpm
Torque: 568 lb-ft @ 5,500 rpm
Transmission: 7-speed dual-clutch automatic
Engine & Drive Configuration: Mid engine, RWD

Tires: Pirelli P Zero Corsa; 245 / 35 / R19 Front, 305 / 30 / R20 Rear

 



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