Anthony D· Premium Member
Hopefully it ends with some sort of “graduated licensing” program or something along those lines, where in order to buy/drive a 900+HP vehicle you have to have a certain endorsement on your license.I’d wager quite a bit that the 720 replacement will be a hybrid v8 and it’ll be very impressive.
I think the Artura will match up quite nicely against the 296. It’s going to be a lot lighter I think and now that Ferrari has shown their hand I’m sure McLaren are paying attention because it’s big deal for them brand wise. I think the Artura will give a 720 a run for its money down low...perhaps up to 60mph. Instant torque and probably much improved launch control will make it a monster down low.
I could be wrong but I still think McLaren are sticking to the ethos of ‘We are not in a HP war, but rather a weight war.’ AWD/4WD makes that very hard. I don’t know how they’ll put 1000++hp to the ground in the P1 replacement but I have a feeling it’ll be 2wd. We’ll see...They are a road racing company after all...not an NHRA drag team. I know stats sell...but on track weight matters more.
The bigger question is when does all this fun stop? The performance envelopes we are seeing are truly insane...way too much for the average consumer to handle.