It seems to be a trend that as car manufactures make brilliantcars, their Formula One teams are struggling to get a car on the track that canbeat a push bike controlled by a 2-year old, and that when their Formula Oneteam is for once ‘on track’ you may as well buy a horse instead of their cars,as the likelihood of you making it to your destination is much than if you wereto use that car.
McLaren came 9th in this years Formula One Constructorchampionship. Managing to even get beaten by the French, which, I might add, isquite the achievement. And while some blame this on the Honda engine, I believethat this sudden breakdown of McLarens F1 performance is much more easilylinked to the cars that they are bringing onto the road. McLaren has steadily become worse and worse in the F1standings since 2010 and now, as they reached the bottom of the team chart Iexpected something incredible. And McLaren has delivered. The designers of the 720S were inspired by a Great WhiteShark. And it shows. The car looks like it has been engineered by agent 007himself.
A perfect balance between a sleek and cunning assassin and a calm andcollected gentleman. That is, until you come anywhere near the throttle. At this pointthe 720S’s 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 decides that it wants to simultaneouslysound like a starting fighter jet, 150 crying babies, a NASA rocket launch that’sgone wrong AND the starting grid of a Formula One race! With the exception of McLarens Honda engines ofcourse, they never work anyways.
And, whileyour eardrums are exploding, you never cease to forget how idiotically fast thecar is. It goes from 0-150 faster than a VW Golf goes from 0-60. And in thecorners the 720S will make the sound of 151 crying babies. Cause you’ll becrying with them. The chassishas been modelled to produce 50% more downforce than its predecessor the 650S.
Thismeans that around a track, it’ll go faster than its bigger brother. The P1. And that’s becausewhile the P1 is equipped with a warp drive and technology from the future, the720S is the last of the analogue watches. It is indeed the last dinosaur towalk this earth.