McLaren 720S Tries Its Best, But The 765LT Is Just Too Much To Handle

Recent tests have proven that the McLaren 765LT is much quicker than a 720S in a straight-line, but now we get another chance to see the two go toe-to-toe at a drag strip with two experienced drivers behind the wheel.


The Napier Green 765LT featured is owned by YouTuber DragTimes and in addition to holding the world record quarter-mile time for a stock 765LT, a recent dyno run indicated that it is pumping out well over 800 hp. The result is a car that can leave a stock 720S for dead in a sprint down the quarter-mile.

Watch Also: See A Stock McLaren 765LT Record A 9.3-Second Quarter-Mile

Prior to hitting the drag strip, the YouTuber fitted a set of Toyo R888R tires to both cars to level out the playing field as much as possible. Even so, the duo did encounter some issues in putting their power to the ground without spinning up their rear tires, but the 765LT was generally about 0.4 seconds quicker than the 720S. While that may not sound like much, it is an age down the quarter-mile and proves once again that no other car manufacturer is currently building supercars as quick as those from McLaren.

In January, the YouTuber took his 765LT to the drag strip for the first time and when rolling on a set of R888R tires, recorded a best run of 9.338 seconds at 150.87 mph (242.8 km/h). The best run also saw the supercar hit 60 mph (96 km/h) in a mere 2.1 seconds.


Updated: February 15, 2021 — 2:20 am

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