After having its way with a pair of Lamborghinis last month, the new McLaren 720S has finally stepped up to the challenge of taking on the formidable Tesla Model S P100D. We’ve known from countless previous attempts that beating the P100D in a 1/4 mile sprint is extremely difficult. Extend the distance and results may vary, but over a short enough race, the Tesla was king.
Well, not anymore it seems. The McLaren 720S is here to break the internet and let people know that in order to outrun it, you’d probably need something crazy like a Koenigsegg – and we’d definitely love to see something like that!
To tell you the truth, we sort of expected the 720S to win against the Tesla, although not in the manner in which it did. We thought it was going to catch up towards the end and that the P100D’s fast start was going to be enough so as to maintain an early lead.
As it so happens, that was not the case and the McLaren caught up almost instantly, blowing past the Tesla as if it was a Camry. In other words, the gauntlet has been thrown down and somebody needs to throw a 918 Spyder at the 720S, or perhaps something even quicker.