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McLaren 720S GT3X track-only hypercar unveiled

The 2021 McLaren 720S GT3X has been unveiled, a special edition based on the 720S GT3 racer with "increased engine output, improved aerodynamics, and increased stopping power." Drive comes from a modified example of the existing twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8, sending 530kW to the rear wheels via a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission during normal driving – matching the road-going model on grunt...

The 10 quickest cars for sale in Australia in 2021

As it turns out, identifying the quickest cars in Australia for 2021 is not an easy feat. Not only do they need to be available locally, they also need to meet our criterion of completing the 0-100km/h sprint in under three seconds. You may be expecting to see brands such as BMW, Audi and Mercedes, but interestingly, they don't make the cut...

2021 Porsche Taycan Turbo S electric car versus McLaren 720S in drag race

Car enthusiasts – and YouTube channels – can’t get enough of the sheer speed of electric performance cars. Until the novelty wears off – and every person on the planet is aware of the capability of electric cars when the tech is applied for maximum acceleration – we will continue to be treated to videos like this...

Porsche 911 Turbo S versus McLaren 720S in drag race

A quarter mile drag race between the new Porsche 911 Turbo S and a McLaren 720S has been conducted by carwow.com, with the results demonstrating the data as it appears on paper – or in the brochure – can be deceiving. The Porsche 911 Turbo S is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbo flat six-cylinder engine that produces 478kW/800Nm...

McLaren confirms 186 Australian cars involved in global recall

British supercar maker McLaren has confirmed 186 Australian cars are included in a global recall issued in April for a fire hazard. The 186 McLaren cars span 2017-2020 model year 720S coupe and spider, Senna, 570GT and GT models sold between 31 August 2016 and 29 March 2020...

McLaren recalls 2016-2020 570GT, GT, 720S and Senna models due to fire hazard

McLaren has issued a recall notice in the United States for 2763 examples of its 570GT, GT, 720S and Senna (shown above) models built between 2016 and 2020 due to a risk of fire – with two incidents confirmed globally suggesting a global recall may follow...

New McLaren hybrid model due this year - report

McLaren is believed to be on the verge of adding a plug-in hybrid model to its expanding Sports Series line-up, according to a report out of the UK. Respected British publication, Autocar, revealed the PHEV McLaren would join the 540C, 570GT, 570S and 600LT with a public debut later this year ahead of first deliveries by the end of 2020...

McLaren 720S: EV model revealed... for kids

McLaren has unveiled its first all-electric 720S, but you'll have to be young – very young, in fact – to actually enjoy it. The 720S Ride-On follows in the footsteps of the P1 Ride-On. It features dihedral doors and is available in orange, blue, purple, black, blue, white and grey, allowing kids to mimic the colour of their mum or dad's car...

McLaren 720S Spider gets MSO'd for Geneva

McLaren Special Operations (MSO) has revealed a bespoke version of the 720S Spider at the Geneva motor show, which the company says "emphasises the cutting-edge aerodynamics" of the drop-top variant. Finished in a main coat of Meteorite Grey, the 720S Spider by MSO features accents that use a tri-tone paint, dubbed Coriolis, in the aero work – Cerulean Blue, Burton Blue and Abyss Black...

CarAdvice podcast 133: Camaro v Mustang!

Join Mandy Turner, Trent Nikolic, and Tony Crawford in Sydney for the CarAdvice Christmas Party! Tony talks about his new purchase, a Ford Mustang Bullitt, and we announce the winner of guess the exhaust. In car news, external airbags have been put to the test, an i30 N Line has joined the Hyundai range, the McLaren 720S Spider has been revealed, and the Toyota GR Supra Super GT Concept has been teased...

2019 McLaren 720S Spider revealed

McLaren has lopped the top from its 720S, expanding the Super Series line-up with the 720S Spider. As with the 650S Spider before it, the 720S sports a small retractable hardtop. It's available in black, or a new electrochromic finish that can switch between tinted and transparent at the push of a button. Opening/closing takes just 11 seconds, and can be done at up to 50km/h...