It seems like Tesla isn’t the only one who wants to help kids join in the action of driving cars. After the miniature version of the Tesla Model S, a new competitor has entered the fray, this time with a sizeable amount of celebrated racing and sportscar history. We are talking, of course, about McLaren and their all-new, ferocious 720S Ride-On.
Did we say ferocious? We meant adorable. In the new pictures and advertisement revealed by McLaren, this mini version of the 720S supercar can be witnessed in all its scaled-down glory. It comes with an electric motor powerful enough to run whole cities, the world’s most advanced infotainment system, the same aggressive design of the road-going model and tires with enough grip to put modern Formula 1 cars to shame. Okay, maybe that’s pushing it a bit. But it does have a screen, many of the original’s design cues and a motor powerful enough to, well, actually move an adult. Much of it is similar to the kid-friendly version of the P1 hypercar made by McLaren, including the carbon fiber-esque materials. ‘Oh, it’s just another of those battery-powered Barbie cars for kids’, say the skeptics. No, it’s not, it’s a McLaren complete with the dihedral doors. Just look at those doors!
McLaren also released an advertisement for the new toy car, in which a racing driver can be seen teaching a 4-year-old kid how to make corners on a track on the mini McLaren while moving at blistering speeds.
The McLaren 720S Ride-On can be all yours for £315, as detailed in the official McLaren press release. The McLaren 720S forms part of the McLaren Super Series and is a successor to the McLaren 650S. The twin-turbo V8 engine sends a total of 710hp to the rear wheels, allowing it to reach speeds of nearly 210mph. It has a base price of about $280,000.