10 October 2018

After two weeks, it's finally judgment day. Time to decide which of McLaren's two top models our road test team would rather own and drive every day.

Will it be the 720s - designed primarily for the road, but still every bit the supercar? Or will it be the Senna - built to smash lap times at the track, but still road-legal when it's time to drive home?


There's no question these are two exceptional cars, as our three previous videos have shown. We've raced them both from 0-100mph and back to 0. We've sent them both on flying laps of the Anglesey circuit to find out what a difference the Senna's copious aero upgrades make to track times. And we've thrown away the ear defenders to find out which one sounds the best when being driven at the limit.

In this final video of our four-part series, we deliver a final verdict on which car is best.


McLaren Senna vs 720S | part one: 0-100mph-0 showdown

How to customise your McLaren Senna

McLaren Senna vs 720S | part two: track lap time battle

The McLaren Senna on track at Estoril

McLaren Senna vs 720s | part three: sound clash face-off

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11 October 2018
It's been great seeing two of my dream cars caned at a beautiful track. Pure automotive porn.

11 October 2018

The marketing wisdom of making your core offering so distinctly second place to a limited-run special is questionable, but from engineering perpective, it's a triumph. And a very satisfying watch: we may no longer rule the waves, we do though appear to rule the track. 

11 October 2018

Had to go to YouTube to watch part 4, the wrong video attached again.

720S looks stunning on track. It may be the styling but the Senna looks on tip-toes on track, and you can see the understeer.

11 October 2018

Why can't these fools put the correct video in the article?  It so clearly even says 'Part 2'.



13 October 2018

 They may defy Physics and all that, but, you hardly call them pretty,so , would you drive one for what it does?, or for how it looks?

Peter Cavellini.

16 October 2018

Well done Autocar!

A truly comprehensive essay on a car that few people will ever see and fewer still will drive!

4 weeks! 4 instalments to compare cars that are way beyond the sphere of cognisance of most drivers; beautiful things however...

That is milking it with a vengeance!

Now, better that with a comparative 4-week test of the RR Mulligan (?) and its Bentley equivalent?

Waiting with baited breath ... Ball in your court Autocar.

19 October 2018

I must confess I'm more than slightly surprised that nobody apparently thought to compare them on the road.  A two or three hundred mile touring route would test for qualities that thrumming round a track all day wouldn't highlight.

I don't need to put my name here, it's on the left


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