The McLaren 720S (also known as the McLaren 720S Coupé) is a mid-engined supercar that acts as the successor to the McLaren 650S.
The 720S, codenamed "P14", is powered by the new M840T engine, a 4.0 L (3,994 cc; 243.7 cu in) twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 710 hp (529 kW) at 7,000 rpm and 568 ft·lb (770 N·m) at 5,500 rpm. While a revamped version of the previous M838T 3.8 L (3,799 cc; 231.8 cu in) engine, 41% of the engine's components are new and the stroke has been lengthened by 3.6 mm for increased capacity.
With a dry weight of 2829 lb (1283 kg) and curb weight of 3167 lb (1437 kg), the 720S is the lightest car in its class, subsequently resulting in a maximum power-to-weight ratio of 553 hp (412 kW) per tonne. It has a 42% / 58% front/rear weight distribution.
The 720S is capable of 0 - 60 mph (97 km/h) in 2.7 seconds, 0 - 100 mph (161 km/h) in 5.5 seconds, and a maximum speed of 212 mph (341 km/h). While officially claimed to have a 1/4-mile time of 10.3 seconds, the 720S is actually capable of 1/4-mile times as low as 9.7 seconds.
The McLaren 720S was added in the Fifth Anniversary Update as a high-end Class A car with the following rank statistics:
- Starting rank: 1369
- MAX rank: 1634 (+265)
- This was changed to 1623 (+254) in the Showdown Update
- This was changed to 1583 (+219) in the 2019 Halloween Update
- MAX+PRO rank: 1784 (+150)
- This was changed to 1793 (+210) in the Showdown Update
- Tuning Kit bonus: +50
- Speed Multiplier: 95.71% (Removed as of the 2019 Halloween Update)
- Upgrade rank percentages: 20/30/15/35
- Nitro Efficiency: 4/8.5/13
The 720S's performance is a direct upgrade to those of the McLaren 675LT, SIN R1, and 9FF GT9 VMAX, with upgraded raw top speed, acceleration, handling, and nitro efficiency (4/8.5/13 instead of the standard 5/10/15). It has a real total speed of 307.0 mph/494.4 km/h at MAX+PRO with a Tuning Kit, which isn't exactly impressive given its rank and other similarly-ranked vehicles that have higher total speeds (e.g. Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SV, Porsche Carrera GT).
In terms of competitiveness in Events, being only 6.2 mph/10.0 km/h faster than the 675LT, the 720S isn't necessarily the best choice, as the MP4-25 and Rezvani Beast Alpha still have faster overall acceleration, and the 720S only has marginally lower total speed than the Fenyr SuperSport with 307.2 mph/494.7 km/h. The 720S, on the other hand, is now the fastest non-racing McLaren in the game, beating the McLaren P1™ GTR, and does not come with restrictive availability unlike the Rezvani Beast Alpha, requiring 45 Rare Blueprints instead of being only available in its Special Event.
Resulting Speed (with TK)
|0500 5050||467.3 km/h
|0503 5050||475.8 km/h
|0504 5052||481.7 km/h
|0504 5055||485.3 km/h
|1504 5555||490.5 km/h
|0505 5555||494.4 km/h
As a departure from the heavily top speed and nitro-biased upgrade rank distribution of 2/55/2/41 that McLaren cars generally use (except the 12C and MP4/8), the 720S has an upgrade rank distribution of 20/30/15/35, which greatly increases its multiplayer competitiveness, even more so against the SIN R1. The 720S is capable of competition against the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, Porsche Carrera GT, Chevrolet 2016 Camaro SS, and Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Special Edition.
While better than the Audi R8 e-tron Special Edition from rank 1590 and higher and the Ferrari 488 Pista under rank 1690, the 720S is still inferior to the Rezvani Beast Alpha, Aston Martin Vulcan, Apollo Intensa Emozione, 2018 McLaren X2, and Arrinera Hussarya GT.
Price and Availability
As of the 2020 Halloween Update, the McLaren 720S can be purchased for 2,750,000 which was originally obtainable either from its World Tour event or built with 45 of its Rare Blueprints. Assembly took 12 hours to finish and could be skipped for up to 420. However, the car is extremely hard, if not impossible, to be obtained outside of its World tour event, as Blueprints for the 720S are exceedingly rare. Furthermore, at an unknown point, the Blueprints were made unavailable, making it impossible to obtain outside of its event.
The Blueprints were available during the Fast Lane Update until April 1, 2019 at 300 each.
As of the 2019 Halloween Update, the car no longer requires Blueprints to be assembled, and has a full purchase price of 13,500.
The car was on sale for a limited-time during the following dates:
- December 25 - 28, 2019: 13,500
- May 22 - 30, 2020: 11,700
- June 25 - 29, 2020: 12,000
- July 3 - 6, 2020: 10,500
- July 24 - 27, 2020: 11,500
- September 10 - 15, 2020: 11,500
- November 11 - 14, 2020: 8,300 (40% off from 13,800)
- December 29, 2020 - January 2, 2021: 12,400 (10% off)
The McLaren 720S was also part of the Rocket Multiplayer Season available between September 15, 2020 and October 5, 2020, as the season's Elite League reward. Players who already had the car would receive 1 Class S Upgrade instead.
Prime Time World Tour
- Main article: World Tour/McLaren 720S
The McLaren 720S's Prime Time World Tour event was launched on August 20, 2018, with a time limit of 5 days to start and 7 days to complete the event.
McLaren 720S (Car • Event)
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