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NEW CAR AND DRIVER, THE FASTEST REAR WHEEL DRIVE EVER....

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  1. gtjoey

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    Looks like McLaren did it again......the new car and driver is out...
    Wonderful article on ANOTHER 720s pushed and beaten to the limits.......
    The fastest rear wheel drive car ever and changing the word supercar as well.
    Enjoy
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    Killer review

    Spoiler alert -->






    "It is the quickest rear-wheel-drive car we’ve ever tested"
     
  4. Jo Sta7

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    And, like MT, they tested the car using California’s weak 91 octane. To car seems to be pretty sensitive to octane levels. 100 octane seems to make a massive difference if you can get it.
     
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    But the LaFerrari is RWD and is quicker, no?
     
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    I think but there's a 2 1/2 million dollar difference , NO?
     
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    The quickest RWD statement in the article was probably referencing cars C&D has tested. The LaF was probably not on that list. Still, the 720 is blazing fast and the article pretty much sums up my experience with the McLaren so far.
     
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    McLaren optimizes the timing for 94 octane per the manual. When the reserve fuel light comes on, I add 6 gal of 100 octane StreetBlaze100 + 10 gal of ANC91 to get around 94 AKI. Using all 100 is a waste of money and, unless you have the car specifically tuned for 100 octane, will probably result in some loss of power.

    The engine seems to run a bit smoother on the 94 AKI mix particularly in the mid-rpm range.
     
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    The LaF vs 720S would be a most interesting race...
     
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    I honestly think it could go either way.
     
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    9.6 quarter mile with modified exhaust - I believe it's got a Fabspeed LT

     
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    Correction to the post above. It hasn't got any boltons, only a dyno spectrum engine calibration (tune). It's also ran a 9.53 at 146 since the video above. Absolutely insane!
     
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    OMG........
     
  17. Jo Sta7

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    That is amazing. That Unobtainium exhaust I've seen pics of on Mclife looks UNREAL! And it's $4500 I think. It weighs 9 pounds and sounds so good.
     
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    There’s no denying that McLaren really raised the bar with this car.

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    Its the real deal......
     
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    Dealer said it's about a grand - not bad considering.
     
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    How is the exhaust so cheap when it’s made from Inconel? It’s less than Fabspeeds made from stainless.
     
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    I think you read it wrong, its 4,500 for the exhaust and a 1,000 to install it!
    GTJOEY1314
     
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    Still cheaper than Fabspeeds exhaust factoring in the currency conversion.
     
  25. ekovalsky

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    The $4500 was CAD... thats about $3500 USD excluding shipping, import duty, etc.

    Dealer install $1,000 sounds cheap, maybe there is less disassembly for just the catback. I was told about 12 hours for catback + downpipes, at typical McLaren service center labor rates that's probably over $2,500.
     

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