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THE FIRST 500 MILES IN A MCLAREN 720S.........

Discussion in 'Super Series (MP4-12C, 650S, 675LT, and 720S)' started by gtjoey, Apr 11, 2018.

  1. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

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    #1 gtjoey, Apr 11, 2018
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    I just completed the first 500 miles and here is my thoughts..........
    I've been grateful to own or drive just about ANYTHING on wheels from the 1930's to current .
    No matter what era some will never leave my collection.
    The 720s has changed it all.
    Anything front engine that is considered a supercar is just a GT as of today.
    The technology of this car , the speed, the COMFORT and the FIT and Finish for under 1 million dollars is incredible.
    Over the last 10 years as cars progress, most have lost their souls.
    They are cold, and sterile and that goes across almost every car maker.
    They have turned into refrigerators.
    Exceptions such as the 2005/2006 Ford GT "
    The Ferrari 458 and maybe one or two others, the rest are just tools.
    So the weather is warming up and the p zeros stick like glue in the warmer temps.
    THERE IS NOTHING FASTER THAN THIS THAT A MORTAL CAN DRIVE SAFELY ON THE STREETS.
    2nd , 3rd and 4th if hit just right sucks your entire body in like the tower drop at an amuzement park.
    I had the windows down and yes my ARM can sit on the top of it, all these new cars the door height is up to your cheek, very closed in feel and no vision.
    The vision, is like my uncles ww2 cockpit . There's no blocked vision. Compare it to any Lambo its a disgrace.
    All the switch gear is metal NOT PLASTIC and NO KNOBS on the steering wheel.
    Its VERY relaxing to the eyes without constant shock and screen over load!
    I smartly disconnected my Bluetooth to the radio so I don't get 300 fing calls per drive!
    The dyno by us shows the same as dragtimes, just about 800 at the crank and a little over 700 at the wheels!
    It takes just a little time to get used to twin spooled turbos but once you do, EVERY other car feels like a dog.
    For all owners, there are two antennas for the key fob to pickup, ALWAYS leave your key in the drivers front pouch which I didn't know existed or you can get the lost key pop up signal on the screen.
    I don't know where they go from here, I don't know if I'm keeping it forever, all I do know is that 133 mph in my suit coming home from work on a farm road and heated electric leather seats....
    This is the greatest car to date under 1 million dollars, with a second car far behind.
    Planning a big trip, so stay tuned.
    Cheer McLaren , just a wonderful iconic car.
    250 GTO ,275 GTB, GT40 , FORD GT and THE MCLAREN 720 S icons forever.
    Get one if you can, Its that great of a car!
    GTJOEY1314
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  2. Jo Sta7

    Jo Sta7 Formula Junior

    Oct 13, 2015
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    Jon
    Super happy you’re enjoying the car so much Joey. Hopefully on your road trip you stop through Pittsburgh and we can have a race :).
     
  3. frefan

    frefan Karting

    Apr 21, 2004
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    Only 500 miles? You got some catching up to do ;) car looks amazing btw
     
  4. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2014
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    LI, boca raton
    where about do you live in ny? Long Island? I am in the huntington, dix hills area..
     
  5. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

    Aug 12, 2014
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    Same area my friend. Pm me, do you have one?
    If so you can join us driving over the GW bridge, those wheels are so tuff they haven't bent yet!
    GTJOEY1314
     
  6. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Rookie

    Jun 10, 2014
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    LI, boca raton
    No I don't have a McLaren.... I have a F430 but its still in Boca ..... I have yet to see a 720 in the dix hills area.. I have seen a yellow 570S
     
  7. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

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    Once the snow melts in May, stop on by we can do a run to the North Fork and back!
    GTJOEY1314
     
  8. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

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    Image Unavailable, Please Login Driving the car now two or three days a week to work
    Why not!
    It settled down nicely at around 600 miles.
    Even with the sport exhaust once everything
    Had been broken in it has become a wonderful Super :Hyper car
    Rain, heat it's very solid
    One or two reflash upgrades from mclaren
    But other then that
    It's just a head turner
    Enjoy.
    Forgot I'm just over 1000 miles
     
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  9. TheMayor

    TheMayor Rookie

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    Vegas baby

    You look pretty dapper there, Joey! :)
     
  10. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

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    Thank you....
    Lost 25 pounds and enjoying the ride.
     
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  11. teak360

    teak360 Rookie

    Nov 3, 2003
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    Cool! You feel better, and your McLaren is quicker!
     
  12. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

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  13. Ingenere

    Ingenere Formula Junior
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    That's almost as much as they'll take out of the LT version! :)
     
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  14. Jo Sta7

    Jo Sta7 Formula Junior

    Oct 13, 2015
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    I think Jay Leno has said something similar in regards to high priced options that remove 10-15 kg from a car. Just go on a diet it’s far cheaper!
     
  15. exoticcardreamer

    Dec 9, 2014
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    500 miles since April isn't much.
     
  16. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

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  17. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

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    Almost 2,000 miles, the car quiets down and If its possible as the drivetrain beds in its actually faster?
    What a wonderful car!
    GTJOEY1314
     
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  18. JAM1

    JAM1 Rookie
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    Oct 22, 2004
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    2,600 miles for me as of today. I just don't seem to be home enough to drive it or it would be more. I do think the car feels quicker in terms of handling, but it's probably because I'm more comfortable with it now. It had a couple of minor glitches in the first few hundred miles that had it in the shop once, but it's performed flawlessly since.
     
  19. gtjoey

    gtjoey Karting

    Aug 12, 2014
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    Jam1 myself as well, I failed to mention having an early 2018....Mine had been the first with the rock screens installed by this time at the factory.
    The dealer would insist on flat bedding the car to and from my house for even the upgrade software changes.
    The service has been wonderful.
    Engine,tranny and rear are BULLET PROOF.
    I have the complete luxury package with all leather interior, its a lot quieter inside.
    You cant describe the vision or the h/p .
    So like the old 570 when new we are the test bed drivers, just a wonderful car.
    gtjoey1314
     

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