Lot 318

Dare to Dream Collection

2018 McLaren 720S


$346,000 USD | Sold

Canada | Toronto, Ontario



Chassis No.
Canadian Registration
  • Canadian-market car ordered new by the Dare to Dream Collection and showing just 1,999 km (~1,243 miles) at the time of cataloguing
  • A matching-livery companion to the collection’s “Gulf Oil”-inspired McLaren P1
  • Unique build equipped with thousands of dollars of McLaren Special Operations options
Please note, this lot is registered in Canada and import duty will be applicable to all countries outside of Canada, including the United States. RM Sotheby’s will assist buyers with importation and for residents of the USA, in obtaining a US title.

Introduced at the 2017 Geneva Salon, the McLaren 720S replaced the outgoing 650S, in effect becoming the second offering in the manufacturer’s Super Series. Utilizing an advanced tub based on that of the P1 hypercar, the 720S was almost completely distinct from its predecessor, integrating new components and design.

McLaren’s flexible turbocharged V-8 was engineered with a longer stroke for a slightly greater displacement and fitted with brand-new twin-scroll turbochargers with low-inertia titanium-aluminum alloy turbines. The reclassified M840T engine could develop 710 horsepower and 568 pound-feet of torque, launching the car from zero to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds with a top speed of 215 mph. The updated coachwork was even more influenced by the P1 than the 650S, retaining the company’s characteristic vertical dihedral doors. Standard interior amenities included Alcantara and Weir leather upholstery, carbon fiber trim, and a Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system.

In a January 2018 track test, the editors at Motor Trend were shocked to discover how fast the 720S was, eventually determining that it was tied for the third-fastest car the magazine had ever tested, besting top-shelf hypercars such as the Porsche 918 Spyder. Associate editor Scott Evans’s notes were telling: “Life begins at 70 mph. Stuff gets real at 100 mph. The holy stuffing happens in the middle of third. When fourth hits, the world outside blurs. You almost get tunnel vision; it’s like a sci-fi warp effect the scenery blurs so quickly.”

A stunning companion to the McLaren P1 in the collection, this Canadian-delivery 720S was specified with thousands of dollars of McLaren Special Operations (MSO) options by the Dare to Dream Collection in order to create a Gulf Oil-inspired livery. The exterior is finished in Iridium Blue with a Mayan Spark exterior stripe and black bordering. The theme continues into the interior, where the black leather and Alcantara throughout the cabin is contrasted by Sky Blue Stitching. Uniquely, the Alcantara steering wheel features a Blue and McLaren Orange stripe for a racecar-inspired feel.

Currently displaying only 1,999 kilometers (~1,243 miles), this utterly spectacular 720S would make a phenomenal addition to any performance car collection. It is particularly well-suited for McLaren marque purists, vintage racing enthusiasts, and supercar aficionados. It offers howling performance on the open road, visceral track potential, and one of the most sublime exterior designs to be penned in the modern era.