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McLaren 720S (2017 - 2023) review – MPG and running costs

Look, it’s a supercar, alright? Still, nearly 30mpg should be possible on a run

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from £228,560
  • Excellent ride and handling, brutal performance
  • Minor cabin irritations, gruff engine note, depreciation

It’s probably fair to say that fuel consumption isn’t a major factor in the purchase of many McLarens, but for those who wish to know, McLaren quotes a combined WLTP figure of 23.2mpg, with a low of 12.1mpg and a high of a remarkable 30.7mpg – not bad at all from a 200mph-plus supercar.

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As is increasingly the case from the more accurate WLTP figures, those numbers do look similar to figures we’ve seen driving the 720S out in the real world. On a UK motorway run it really will approach 30mpg, and on track it’ll definitely knock on the door of single figures.

McLaren’s combined CO2 figure of 276g/km is a little less rosy. The first-year VED payment of £2175 is small beans compared to the list price, as is the £465 bill for the following five years.

You’ll get a three-year unlimited mileage warranty on a 720S, but it’s well worth plumping for the extended 12-year warranty if you’re intending to keep the car for longer, covering the majority of mechanical and electrical components, with a few exceptions. It’s also available on used cars, which will be good news to anyone eyeing up early cars dipping down to the £150,000 mark..

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