2020 Mclaren 720s

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2020 Mclaren 720s Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide

Updated on: January 18, 2020

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Aayush Yadav Automotive Journalist

Have you ever thought about buying a supercar that can do 200 miles per hour in a flash and tackle corners with ease as well? Have you ever thought about buying a spaceship? Have you ever thought about buying a Mclaren 720s? Well, you cannot buy a spaceship but you can buy something that looks like one. The Mclaren 720s is probably as close as you can get to buy an actual spaceship. And to add to that, it not only looks like a spaceship, but it also moves like one.

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Mind-numbing acceleration

Comfortable ride for everyday use

Excellent handling


Firm brake pedal

Lack of interior cargo space

High running costs

What's New?

The car remains unchanged for 2020.


vehicle bio

base price



2dr Coupe

passenger capacity


engine type


710 hp


568 lbs.-ft.


7 speed dual clutch automatic


frame type


suspension front

Double Wishbone Front suspension

suspension rear

Double Wishbone rear suspension

brake rotors (f/r)




105.1 in.


178.4 in.


76 in.


47.1 in.

ground clearance

4.2 in.


zero to 60 mph

2.7 sec.

fuel economy


15/18/22 mpg


powertrain warranty

3 yr. / unlimited

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Trims and Configurations


 2020 Mclaren 720s Base


710 hp @ 7500 rpm
Premium unleaded
19 combined


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $299,000 MSRP (15/19/22) 710 hp @ 7500 rpm, 4L, V-8, premium unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive N/A

 2020 Mclaren 720s Performance


710 hp @ 7500 rpm
Premium unleaded
19 combined


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Performance 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $311,130 MSRP (15/19/22) 710 hp @ 7500 rpm, 4L, V-8, premium unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive N/A

 2020 Mclaren 720s Luxury


710 hp @ 7500 rpm
Premium unleaded
19 combined


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Luxury 2dr Coupe (4.0L 8cyl 7AM) Starting at $311,130 MSRP (15/19/22) 710 hp @ 7500 rpm, 4L, V-8, premium unleaded
7-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual rear wheel drive N/A

Expert Review

Unlike every other Mclaren in production, the 720s is powered by a 4-liter twin-turbo V8. However, Mclaren hasn’t tuned the engine to achieve its maximum potential. In the 720s, this powertrain can unleash over 700 horses- enough to make it fast, very fast. Blisteringly fast to be precise.

Priced at around $300,000, the 720S is nowhere close to being cheap or affordable. It is something you’ll have to think about before putting your money down. But if you can and if you do, you would not be disappointed. The marque has placed the 720s against the likes of the Ferrari 812 Superfast, the Aston Martin DBS Superleggera and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ among others.

2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Front View
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Front View
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Rear View
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Rear View

2020 Mclaren 720s Features

The Mclaren 720S is available in only one trim. However, it is available with different packages and options. The 720s is offered with “Base”, “Luxury” and “Performance” packages. The vehicle technically remains the same throughout these. Having said that, the interior and choice of materials changes slightly and a few available options get altered.


720 S Coupe




Parking assist


Rear-wheel Drive type


ABS and driveline Traction control


1st-row t-bar composite Sunroof


19" silver aluminum Wheels


Front air conditioning, dual-zone automatic


SIRIUS AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio


LCD monitor


Keyfob (all doors) Remote keyless entry


Windshield wipers - rain sensing


Alcantara simulated suede Seat trim


Navigation system

Any specific recommendations?

The Mclaren 720s is offered with different options and packages. Which option to go for, totally depends on the customer’s needs and requirements. If one likes performance, Mclaren offers the performance package. If one wants to go for comfort, there’s a Luxury package on offer that makes the interior just that more comfortable. And for those who seek a mix of both, there a Base 720s available as well.

2020 Mclaren 720s Engine and Performance

The Mclaren 720s is one of the most extreme and powerful vehicles on sale. It is powered by a 4-liter V8 assisted by a twin-turbo setup. What’s really impressive about the engine that it is actually assisted by a couple of “twin-scroll” turbochargers. This means that the turbo can spool up very quickly, providing an instant boost.

The engine is mated to a 7-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain is capable of making 710 horses at 7250 RPM and 568 lb-ft of torque at 5500 RPM. The best part is that this engine feels stressfree throughout the rev range. Mclaren has made sure that there is no turbo lag and the 720 takes off as soon as you put the pedal to the metal.

As far as the gearbox is concerned, it goes through all the seven gears seamlessly and manages to drop down the necessary number of gears in the flash of a second. Unlike some of the other supercars on sale, the 720s doesn’t feel jerky at city speeds.


McLaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ







4.0L V8

6.5L V12

5.2L V12

6.5L V12


7 Speed automatic

7 Speed automatic

8 Speed Automatic

7 Speed automatic


710 hp @7250rpm

789 hp@8900rpm


759 hp @8500rpm


568 ft-lbs @5500rpm

718 ft-lbs@7000rpm


531 ft-lb @67500rpm

In terms of displacement, the Lambo and the Ferrari have the biggest engine. Both of them are powered by a naturally aspirated 6.5L V12 motor. The Aston Martin is powered by a 5.2-liter V12. Yes, the Mclaren is the only one in this bunch that offers a V8 powertrain. However, the Mclaren can manage to give the other vehicles in this bunch a run for their money.

As far as brute power is concerned, the 812 Superfast as the upper hand with 789 horses under its hood and 718 lb-ft of torque on demand to complement that power. Then comes the SVJ with 759 pure Italian ponies and 531 lb-ft of torque. The DBS has been rated at 715 hp and to add to that is the 663 lb-ft of torque. All of these vehicles are powerful and capable enough to take on almost any supercar and they fall very short of the hypercar territory.

Is it breathtakingly fast?

Acceleration is one of the key aspects to look for in a performance vehicle. The Mclaren with its 4 liters of British power. The Mclaren manages the 0-60 dash in a mind-numbing 2.7 seconds. Yes, 2.7 ticks from the factory.

2020 McLaren 720 Coupe Front View
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe 0-60 MPH In just 2.7 sec

That is the definition of blisteringly fast. The Mclaren 720s breaches the quarter-mile mark in a very impressive 10.1 seconds.


McLaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

0-60 MPH

2.7 sec

2.7 sec

3.2 sec

2.6 sec

Quarter mile

10.1 sec

10.2 sec


10.3 sec


4.0L Twin Turbo V8

6.5L Naturally Aspirated 65 Degree V12

5.2L Naturally Aspirated V12

6.5L Naturally Aspirated 60 Degree V12

Emissions(Tons/yr of CO2 emissions at 15Kmi/Year)





None of these vehicles are slow. They absolutely are one of the quickest vehicles on the road. The 812 does the 0-60 sprint at par with the 720s- 2.7 seconds. The quarter-mile is covered in 10.2 seconds- one-tenth of a second off the 720s. The DBS Superleggera covers the 0-60 distance in 3.2 seconds which might be slowest in the group but it still is respectable. Then comes the quickest of the bunch- Aventador SVJ which manages to do the 0-60 sprint in just 2.6 seconds. Having said that, it is slower, down the drag strip with a quarter-mile timing of 10.3 seconds.

What about the Ride and Handling?

When it comes to the powertrain, Mclaren has taken notes from its Formula 1 team. The twin-scroll turbochargers make sure that the 720 never feels out of boost. The Carbon mono cage is super light which is inspired by the P1. The complete carbon-fiber tub adds to the weight reduction which is quite necessary for a vehicle of this caliber. The 720s is equipped with Mclaren’s “Proactive Chassis Control II”. It might sound like a weapon out of Star Wars but it makes the 720 rides so smooth on all kinds of road surfaces.

A lot of people agree on the fact that the Mclaren 720s rides better than most of the other vehicles in this category. It is capable of tackling city streets and race tracks without breaking a sweat. The suspensions can be adjusted to keep the vehicle dead stable even at higher speeds.

2020 McLaren 720 Coupe Front View
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Front View

The McLaren 720s offers three drive modes which are Comfort, Sport, and Track. The Comfort mode offers an agreeable ride. However, flick to Track or Sports mode and the720 S becomes a totally different monster. The 720 not only takes you around corners but it takes your soul as well. You feel like a part of the chassis.

How good is the Braking performance?

One of the most impressive characteristics of the Mclaren 720s are the brakes. Hands down, they have to be one of the best set of brakes to be ever fitted in a vehicle. The braking performance of the 720s can be compared to the likes of the P1, the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ, and the Porsche 918 Spider. What impresses the most is when you see that air-brake popping up in your rearview mirror under heavy braking. This has to be the most satisfying and reassuring thing ever for a petrol head.

2020 McLaren 720 Coupe Brakes
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Front Brake is 15.3 in.

The 720 is equipped with 15.3 and 15-inch rotors in the front and rear respectively. The brake discs are made up of high-performance carbon-fiber. Carbon fiber rotors are able to dissipate heat in a much better way than traditional steel rotors. Mclaren has left no stone unturned in any department when it comes to ensuring that the 720s performs like the best of the best.


Mclaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Brake Front (in.)





Brake Rear (in.)





Curb Weight (lbs.)





60-0 MPH (ft.)





When you slam the brakes of a Mclaren 720s, it feels like your soul has left your body. And that is the case with the SVJ as well. While the 720 takes 97 feet to come to a complete stop from 60 miles an hour, the SVJ does the same in 96 feet. The Ferrari takes 101.7 feet to come to stop. The extra distance can be attributed to its extra weight over the 720 and the SVJ. Exact braking figures of the DBS are not available but it is expected to be on par with the competition.

2020 Mclaren 720s Fuel Economy

Fuel economy is one area where the Mclaren really impressive. As long as you don’t feel like running sub 3 seconds 0-60 sprints, the 720 is expected to return a gas mileage of 15 under city conditions and 22 at highway speeds. This leads to the 720 having a combined fuel economy of 18.1 miles to the gallon. These figures are mighty impressive for a vehicle having such caliber. The fact that the 4-liter V8 of the Mclaren is assisted by a twin-turbo setup.


Mclaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

MPG (city)





MPG (highway)





MPG (combined)





The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the most frugal when it comes to fuel economy. It returns a gas mileage of 21/27/22.9 for city/highway/combined respectively. The naturally aspirated 812 and SVJ have lower gas mileage of 13 and 13.14 miles to the gallon (combined) respectively. This is the perfect example of how forced induction helps in improving fuel economy. Having said that, if you floor the pedal, these numbers are expected to drop drastically.

2020 Mclaren 720s Interior

The 2020 McLaren 720S doesn’t just go fast, it also ensures both the driver and the passenger are well seated and comfortable when doing so. The interior is filled with high-quality materials all around. With wood, leather, and Alcantra covering most of the panels, the 720S is good enough as it is. If you want a more sporty feel, you can also go for the carbon fiber option. Every corner of the cabin can be illuminated as well.

Thanks to its adaptive suspension, the ride is very comfortable across any tarmac. In Comfort mode, the 720S can easily soak up most of the bumps on the road, though it is not wise to let it go off the pavement. The visibility is excellent. The A-pillars are thin to provide a wide view of the front, while the B-pillars can be made of glass to further improve the visibility. The rearview is a bit restricted, substantially so with the spoiler up. The sunroof is electrochromic and can be darkened or lightened with the push of a button.

2020 McLaren 720 Coupe Front View
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Front Seats

The seats are bolstered in well. They are surprisingly comfortable and have plenty of room for a mid-engine supercar. Both the driver and passenger seats have ample back and lumbar support. This makes sure neither of them gets tired even after hours spent driving. The seats can be covered in smooth Nappa leather, with any color scheme that fits one’s aesthetic preference. The seats and the tilting-and- telescopic steering wheel provide a wide range of electronic adjustments, suitable for an adult of any size.

The dual-zone climate control works well enough to make the car drivable in any climate. You also have the option of heated and ventilated seats. A heated steering wheel is also available. Inside the car, there is pin-drop silence. That is unless you let the 4.0L twin-turbo V8 roar. It is one of the best sounding engines of all supercars in this price range, and its grunt fills the cabin once you pin the throttle down. Additionally, there is adjustable ambient lighting that adds another layer of soothing comfort to the car.


Mclaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Passenger capacity





Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)


The exact interior dimensions of these vehicles are not available. However, the Ferrari 812 Superfast feels the most comfortable and spacious inside. It offers all the comfort one would expect from a supercar. Having said that, the Aston Martin is pretty comfortable as well and offers all the quirks and features. The SVJ offers a track-focused interior which translates to a compromise on the comfort factor. This might make you think twice before taking it on a long trip.

How does it fare on the Infotainment front?

McLaren does not offer much for this part of the car. There is an 8-inch central touchscreen for all trims. It is crisp and swift to operate, but the display easily washes off in bright light. You don’t get Android Auto but Apple CarPlay is supported. A few hard buttons and knobs are present on the console and the steering wheel that control a few functions of the car. There is a bespoke knob in the console that is used to select any of the three driving modes: Comfort, Sport or Track.

The default 4-speaker audio system suits you if you think the 4.0L V8 is the best soundtrack. It is the lightest ever audio system on any McLaren, and the saved weight will certainly improve your performance. However, for the music enthusiasts, McLaren offers an upgrade in the form of a Bowers & Wilkins audio system. This is a 1,280-Watt 12-speaker sound system that uses active noise cancellation and supports Dolby surround sound to provide good quality tunes inside the cabin. Although it is superior to the stock audio system, it does have a poor mid-bass boost.

The one time when the infotainment system shines is when you take your 720S to the track. Once Track mode is activated, one of the digital displays slides into the dashboard to limit distractions. Only the speed and rev counter are available for the driver to see. The GPS telemetry can be activated to monitor your lap times and performance across each sector of the track. The data can be further downloaded onto a USB device or uploaded to the cloud for analytical(or competitive) purposes.

  • MIS (McLaren Infotainment System) 7” high-resolution touch screen monitor
  • On-board memory
  • McLaren 4-speaker audio system
  • Audio media player
  • AM/FM & DAB radio
  • Bluetooth telephony
  • USB connectivity x2
  • AUX-in
  • Voice control for infotainment

How much Cargo can you carry?

Obviously, supercars are super-bad at hauling cargo. The 720S performs better than most in this regard. Since the engine sits in the middle of the chassis, it has two cargo areas. One in the front as a proper trunk and the other one behind the seats in the form of a deck. The front and back trunks boast a storage space of 5.3 cubic feet and 7.4 cubic-feet respectively. Although it can be considered best in class, it does not enable the car to carry more than a few grocery bags. Moreover, anything that isn’t nailed down moves about even around the gentlest of turns.

In the cabin, things are marginally better. A couple of cupholders are present on the console, along with a central pocket that can hold a small purse. The side pockets can carry water bottles, which won’t fall even with the dihedral doors up. There are additional storage spaces for your sunglasses behind the central screen and the glovebox is easy to operate. You are better off with your smartphone in your pants, though.


Mclaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Cargo Volume (ft.3)(Front/Rear)




The exact cargo volume of these supercars is not available except for the Mclaren 720s. However, it terms of practicality, the 812 is one of the best in the business. Due to its front-engine configuration, the 812 offers a pretty big rear boot. To add to that is the parcel shelf that can hold a bag or two as well. The SVJ is the most impractical in terms of cargo volume out of this bunch. It offers a limited front boot that can hold just a couple of small bags at the most. The Aventador SVJ isn’t something you would go on to buy if you’re in the market for a practical vehicle.

What features to expect on the inside?

McLaren is offering a plethora of features, inside the 720S coupe. Here is a list of the most note-worthy features.

  • Dual-zone climate control & air conditioning
  • Heating element on rear window
  • Manual adjust sports seats (power height adjust on driver’s side (embossed speed mark on headrest)
  • Manual adjust steering column (reach and rake)
  • Front luggage compartment accessible under hood
  • Machined from solid interior switches
  • Electro chromatic dimming rear view interior mirror
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Interior

2020 Mclaren 720s Exterior

When you talk about exterior styling and design, the Mclaren 720 is one of the best in the business. Quite literally. It looks like something straight out of a Star Trek movie. Buying a spaceship might not be possible but the Mclaren 720s gets you pretty close to one. The striking looks just add to the already very impressive package that the 720 is.

2020 McLaren 720 Coupe Three Quarter View
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Three Quarter View

In terms of exact dimensions, the 720s comes in at 178.9 inches in length and 76 inches of width. As far as height is concerned, the 2020 Mclaren 720s is very low with being just 47.08 inches at its highest point. The 4.21 inches of ground clearance makes it a little impractical but it is something you’ll have to live with.


McLaren 720S

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Curb weight (lbs.)




















Ground clearance (in)





Wheelbase (in)





The exterior dimension matter a lot when you talk about supercars. Mclaren has managed to make a very capable supercar while keeping its weight down. The 720s weigh as low as 3128 pounds which makes it lighter than any other vehicle in the segment and that too by some margin. The Aston Martin DBS Superleggera is the heaviest in the group at 3732 lbs. The weight directly affects the handling and performance of a vehicle. Mclaren has used a ton of carbon fiber which helps in keeping the weight down. The Mclaren 720s also has the shortest wheelbase in the bunch which makes it one of the best handling vehicles.

What are the most eye-catching features?

There are plenty of features that will keep you hooked to the 720S. Some of the most noteworthy features include the following set

  • Twin-hinged Dihedral Doors
  • Soft-close doors Glass C-pillars
  • Fixed rear glass – rear luggage area accessible by folding seats
  • Active rear spoiler with air brake and automatic Drag Reduction System (DRS)
  • Electrically folding heated door mirrors (with dip in reverse functionality)
  • Electronic external door release buttons (both sides)
  • Dark Palladium front splitter
  • Front air intakes
  • Rear aerobridge
  • Diffuser
  • Gloss Black upper canopy
  • Satin Graphite exterior window surrounds
  • Body-color door mirror casings and door mirror arms
  • Sandblasted silver exhaust finisher
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior
2020 Mclaren 720s Coupe Exterior

2020 Mclaren 720s Safety

The Mclaren 720 S Coupe comes with top-notch safety features that demonstrate the seriousness towards the safety of the passengers. To drop the chances of getting into a mishap on the road, numerous security features are incorporated in the 720 including 4-wheel anti-lock braking system, stability control and parking sensors at both rear and front.

Furthermore, in case of a collision, the 720 s minimizes the chances of its passengers getting hurt by employing front, knee and side curtain airbags. Additionally, the supercar also features a security system to tackle a situation of intrusion. An ignition disable device is the part of the aforesaid security system, which disables the engine's ignition if a duplicate car key is detected.

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC) And Roll Stability Control (RSC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Pretensioners
  • Back-Up Camera
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Door-Mounted Side Airbags

NHTSA and IIHS have not rated Mclaren 720s yet

2020 Mclaren 720s Competition

Mclaren 720s Vs Ferrari 812 Superfast

The Mclaren 720s and the Ferrari 812 Superfast have a lot in common in terms of performance. Where the two vehicles part ways is the interior. While the Mclaren has a track-focused interior with very less focus on comfort. On the other hand, the Ferrari focuses more on comfort and tech. If you need a weekend toy to trash around the track, the Mclaren 720s is the one to go for. If you want something that you can take across the country without breaking your back, the 812 should be your pick.

2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast
2020 Ferrari 812 Superfast

Mclaren 720s Vs Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Both the Mclaren 720s and the Lamborghini Aventador SVJ are extreme machines. Both of them focus more on speed and performance. In terms of styling as well, both of these vehicles look like they’ve just landed from a different galaxy. Where the Mclaren wins the race is the price at which it is offered. The price difference between the two vehicles actually steep. The 720s would be the one to go for.

2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ
2020 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ

Mclaren 720s Vs Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

Mclaren 720s pitted against the DBS Superleggera is actually a very interesting competition. Both British brands striving for greatness. The Mclaren one hand looks and feels like a mean machine, the DBS is more sophisticated and royal. In terms of “Britishness”, the Aston Martin definitely wins. Having said that, as an overall package, the 720s takes the upper hand.

2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera
2020 Aston Martin DBS Superleggera


2020 Mclaren 720s Final Verdict

Knowingly or unknowingly, Mclaren has created a monster with the 720s. A monster that will through you around corners like a complete mad man. Actually, it is a monster than you would want you to throw around the corners like a mad man. Switch on the drift control and sliding the tail out becomes a child’s play. Turn the knob to comfort mode and it will gently glide over potholes, unlike any other Supercar. The infotainment system is dead easy to use and navigate through. All in all, the 2020 Mclaren 720s is the most value for money supercar you can buy today.