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We've seen it become one of the most coveted supercars of the year, easily eclipsing its non-too-shabby predecessor, and we've also witnessed it outrun some very potent machines on the drag strip, but what is it like to drive a McLaren 720S?

Very exciting sums it up pretty well, especially on a twisty road, where its clever aerodynamic come to life, aided by the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, which, according to Woking, is 41 percent new compared to the 3.8-liter unit of the 650S.

In the 720S, it puts out 720PS (710hp) (thus the name) and 770Nm (568lb-ft) of torque to the ground through a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, allowing the supercar to complete the 0 to 100km/h (0-62mph) sprint in just 2.9 seconds. Give it enough space, and it will eventually top out at 341km/h (212mph).

These numbers easily beat those of its direct rivals, such as the Lamborghini Huracan and Ferrari 488 GTB. In fact, to find a supercar that's capable of standing next to a McLaren 720S would mean upgrading to a Lamborghini Aventador S and Ferrari 812 Superfast, and even then, the Woking-made beast could prove to be superior - but that remains to be seen.

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