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    • Bolt on McLaren 720S vs. bolt on Porsche 991.2 Turbo S from a stop

      Modern all wheel drive Porsche 911 models with PDK are very tough to beat from a stop. The 991.2 Turbo S in particular is going to pose a challenge in factory form let alone when modified. The torque down low and quick shifting PDK with launch control mixed in is usually a recipe for victory.


      That is what makes this Gintani tuned McLaren 720S run result jaw dropping. Not only does the 720S do a great job hanging with the 991.2 Turbo S off the line when the Turbo S uses launch control, by third gear it is in another zip code.

      The Porsche owner claims he was on a stock tune for this run (why would you be tuned with bolt ons and then go back to your stock tune for a race?) but whether you believe that or not this McLaren 720S is simply playing in another league.


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Bolt on McLaren 720S vs. bolt on Porsche 991.2 Turbo S from a stop started by Sticky View original post
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      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Thank you McLaren for reminding manufacturers that you don't need much beyond light weight and power to make an epic streetcar.
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Thank you McLaren for reminding manufacturers that you don't need much beyond light weight and power to make an epic streetcar.
        ...and a world class suspension system developed with one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world...

        ...the Proactive Chassis Control IIsuspension system was part of a five-year Ph.D. course at Cambridge University..

        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.engadget.com/amp/2018/12/13/mclaren-720s-hands-on/


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      1. quattr0's Avatar
        quattr0 -
        Isn't a tuned 720s close to north of 800bhp at least?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by quattr0 Click here to enlarge
        Isn't a tuned 720s close to north of 800bhp at least?
        Sure is.
      1. SpeedLimit?'s Avatar
        SpeedLimit? -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Bowser330 Click here to enlarge
        ...and a world class suspension system developed with one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world...

        “...the Proactive Chassis Control IIsuspension system was part of a five-year Ph.D. course at Cambridge University..”

        https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.engadget.com/amp/2018/12/13/mclaren-720s-hands-on/


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        Still lightweight, isn't it?
      1. Bowser330's Avatar
        Bowser330 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SpeedLimit? Click here to enlarge
        Still lightweight, isn't it?
        class leading power to weight ratio, no doubt.

        The carbon monocoque is what you pay the premium for, its actually really smart too, the frame is what should be carbon fiber as major damage to the frame salvages any car, no matter if metal or carbon. Mild damage of the aluminum body panels can be repaired the same as other cars.