McLaren is a brand of supercars known for exotic styling and high price tags. These are just the aftereffects of the real reason why people so strongly desire ownership. McLaren is also known for its speed and acceleration. If you get a thrill out of fast luxury sports cars then you'll be pleased with our list and descriptions of the top 5 zero to sixty McLaren models of all-time.
5. 2020 McLaren 720S
The 2020 version of McLaren's 720S is a fast car that is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged engine. It delivers the thrust that this special Spider sport edition needs to blaze down the road at an incredible 212 mph for its top speed. When it comes to acceleration, the current rating of the vehicle is clocked at a decent record of hitting 60 mph from a standstill in just 2.8 seconds.
Although this is impressive and requires no apologies, it's not the fastest accelerating McLaren ever made, it's just close. There are four other models, that incredibly, can best this acceleration speed, but be prepared for some serious Gs that will lay you back in the seat. Also, the 720S performed well in quarter-mile trials with 710 bhp under the hood it reached a quarter-mile in just 10.1 seconds on the track.
4. 2016 McLaren 570 S Coupe
The 2016 version of the McLaren 570 S Coupe was tested at an acceleration speed from zero to sixty in just 2.7 seconds. The rear-wheel-drive supercar achieved the 1/4 mile mark in just 10.3 seconds at 133 rpm. Although we're talking about just tenths of a second, it counts when assessing the overall performance of a vehicle.
The 2016 570S Coupe outperforms the 2020 720S in the zero to sixty comparison but in the longer track testing, the 720S was able to beat the speed of the 570S. by two-tenths of a second. What this shows us is that there are tradeoffs between the models and while one of them is zippier out of the gate, the other one doesn't take long to catch up the time and overtake the other. It's rather interesting to compare the zero to sixty times with the quarter-mile ratings because there is usually this type of differentiation from one model to another.
3. 2020 McLaren 765LT
The zero to 60 mph time of the 2020 edition of the McLaren 765L comes in at a second quicker than the 720S. The recorded acceleration speed is just 2.7 seconds, which is lightning fast. . The 765LT is equipped with a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine that achieves a top speed of a scorching 205 mph. Another notable feature of this vehicle is the longtail design that distinguishes it from other McLarens.
This noel design also does a lot when it comes to providing an edge for acceleration and increasing other performance specs. If you're looking for a fast car, the 765 LT is right up there. Although it cannot boast the fastest speed of all McLarens on the market today, it is the third-best when it comes to acceleration time. it's easy for this car to get away from you on the freeway because it is engineered to run fast.
2. McLaren P1 Hybrid Coupe
The McLaren P1 Hybrid Coupe, all model years averages a zero to sixty miles per hour rating of 2.6 seconds. While this is an impressive sprint record for the brand, there is a faster one. The Hybrid Coupe is a rear-wheel-drive model that is arguably one of the fastest sprinters in the world. It also performs as one of the fastest as it picks up speed further down the track, achieving a lightning speed of 148.9 mph in a mere 9.8 seconds.
1. McLaren P1 LM
According to Super Cars.net, The McLaren P1 LM has the fastest acceleration time for moving from zero to 60 mph with a record time of just 2.5 seconds. The car can also reach an impressive speed of 124 mph in 6.5 seconds if you want to go it one better. Top Speed clocked a 2017 model of the McLaren P1 LM at a yet more impressive zero to sixty time of just 2.4 seconds.
This exotic supercar is equipped with a 3.8-liter V8 engine that generates 986 horsepower with an estimated top speed of 217 mph. It's not the fastest McLaren ever built, but it does the zero to sixty in record time. It's uncommon to find a machine that can move from a standstill to 60 mph in split seconds, but when it follows through with an even more impressive sprint to 124 mph in just 6.5 seconds, you know that you've unleashed the beast within. The quickness of this car borders frightening at the thought of the tremendous power that comes from under the hood.
McLaren has built a reputation for producing some of the most unique supercars on the face of the earth. These are not cars that are at home with low speeds. They're built for performance and that's where they function at their best. Our list of the top 5 McLarens in the zero to sixty mph competition underscores the massive amounts of power that the engineers at the brand have been able to deliver from the engines and drive-train systems.
Fine-tuning of the powerful engines helps them to deliver the highest possible performance in a manner that is uniquely McLaren. Fans of the brand are everywhere, but these high-performance vehicles are expensive and generally end up as toys for the very wealthy or for those who earn their living as race car drivers. The rest of us just enjoy dreaming of one day owning one.
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