We first saw the McLaren 720S earlier this year when it made its debut at the Geneva Motor Show, and we all agree that it is a beautiful car. But did you know that this particular model has already been sold out? Well, at least until 2018. You heard me right, if you plan to get a 720S this year or next, then it is already too late.
The McLaren 720S got into production in April at the company’s Woking UK facility. And since then, they have already received a total of 1,500 orders of the said model, according to Autocar. In fact, some customers even ordered two examples of the vehicle. Some of them want two, where one will be delivered before the year ends, while another example will go through some customization at McLaren’s Special Operations center.
As a refresher, the 720S will come standard with a biturbo V8 with an output of 710 horsepower (529 kilowatts), but it’s expected to still be pushed even further. In just 2.8 seconds, it can sprint to 62 miles per hour (96 kilometers per hour) from a standstill. The 720S also has a top speed of 212 miles per hour (341 kilometers per hour).
Do not worry if you were not able to place your order on the 720S, as the company has many more sports cars lined up to be revealed in the near future. To be more specific, they are planning on developing and releasing 15 new models before the end of 2022. Unlike their competitors who have jumped on the bandwagon to expand the lineup to sedans, SUVs and wagons; McLaren will continue to focus on sports cars as they always have.
If you are still hoping to get your hands on a McLaren 720S, the soonest you can get it will be in 2019, and that is if you place an order now. It comes with a hefty price tag of $285,000, which is definitely going to make a hole in your bank account. Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren said to Autocar that they did not expect that many customers to be so into the supercar that it would sell out this fast, following its reveal at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
The British marque should probably increase the annual production of the 720S, as it seems like all the hype around the supercar worked, but let us hope that it lives up to customers’ expectations once they get their hands on it.