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post Jan 1 2018, 12:53 AM
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I like it, when I saw it in pics at first I wasnít impressed. Then when I sat in 2 different ones one Sunday morning I was very impressed. I didnít take the time to go drive one yet, however Iím going to. The headlight thing-for me surprisingly isnít a issue. I really liked the fit finish of everything and the cf was very nice too.


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post Jan 1 2018, 09:37 PM
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QUOTE (VCR @ Dec 30 2017, 05:42 PM) *
Mac showcased the 720S in a very unique paint scheme (a gradation of dark cherry red to candy apple red in glossy metallic finish) at their VIP showroom in the Geneva show back in March. If that paint scheme cannot make the car looks good, nothing will and frankly, it didn't. I'll admit that if we look at certain parts of the car zoomed in, they all looked good. But the sum of its parts did not. It somewhat reminds me of those PShop pics that certain magazines did: they used eyes of a supermodel, the lips of another supermodel, the nose of a movie star etc... the idea being they picked the best-looking facial parts from some of the most beautiful women in the world to create the supposedly ultimate-looking woman and the results had always been disappointing; none ever looked good let alone being beautiful.

Drive-wise, I agree that it is comfortable; it is less quirky than the models before it (emphasis on the word "less" though as it's still somewhat quirky). It is undoubtedly fast, extremely fast in fact but it has no feel; at least to me. The sensation of speed is plenty but it still does not stir the soul. A super sports car that doesn't get me excited even after a spirited drive is not my idea of a fun car. That said, however, an used 720S on a $:performance ratio would likely be a great deal.


The 720S is the first Mac outside of the F1 and P1 I have really warmed up to (the MP4-12C was ok in that it might not have been exciting but wasn't as polarizing as 570/650/675).

It seems like Mac still hasn't learned how to provide that Italian car edge to their exotics, both visually, aurally, and feel wise, outside of the F1 which was built in a time when almost all cars had character.

Other than that it seems awesome.

At a certain point you wake up and see just how much performance some of these cars are throwing down these days, and in a multi car collection it seems like a must have.

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post Jan 2 2018, 05:56 AM
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QUOTE (Fellippe @ Jan 2 2018, 01:37 AM) *
The 720S is the first Mac outside of the F1 and P1 I have really warmed up to (the MP4-12C was ok in that it might not have been exciting but wasn't as polarizing as 570/650/675).

It seems like Mac still hasn't learned how to provide that Italian car edge to their exotics, both visually, aurally, and feel wise, outside of the F1 which was built in a time when almost all cars had character.

Other than that it seems awesome.

At a certain point you wake up and see just how much performance some of these cars are throwing down these days, and in a multi car collection it seems like a must have.


I drove the 720 S and overall found it exciting. However my Huracan still does it for me. I know this is mostly subjective but for me it would be hard to give up the Huracan for a 720 S and I don't need both. After 3 years with the Huracan it still excites me like no other when I take it out for a spirited drive.
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post Jan 2 2018, 06:19 AM
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I've had my 720S for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love it. I'd drive it over my Huracan any day. I think I even enjoy it more than the Chiron. Admittedly, the car is so smooth, fast, and telepathic that it does lack a certain amount of drama, but then again it is so quick and powerful that you really have to pay attention. The 675LT had more of a raw edge than the 720S, but the 720S is quicker and more refined, and more comfortable.

And beauty is of course, in the eye of the beholder, and I think certain cars just look better in certain colors. I got mine in Burton Blue and I can't stop looking at it.


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post Jan 2 2018, 09:44 AM
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QUOTE (TurboGallardo @ Jan 2 2018, 08:19 AM) *
I've had my 720S for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love it. I'd drive it over my Huracan any day. I think I even enjoy it more than the Chiron.

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post Jan 2 2018, 12:05 PM
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I drove one Saturday and liked it, but I still prefer the perf over the 720. maybe when the they release a LT version it will be game over for me.. we will see.


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post Jan 2 2018, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE (TurboGallardo @ Jan 2 2018, 06:19 AM) *
I've had my 720S for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love it. I'd drive it over my Huracan any day. I think I even enjoy it more than the Chiron. Admittedly, the car is so smooth, fast, and telepathic that it does lack a certain amount of drama, but then again it is so quick and powerful that you really have to pay attention. The 675LT had more of a raw edge than the 720S, but the 720S is quicker and more refined, and more comfortable.

And beauty is of course, in the eye of the beholder, and I think certain cars just look better in certain colors. I got mine in Burton Blue and I can't stop looking at it.


Wow. Serious comment from a serious car collector.
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post Jan 2 2018, 03:32 PM
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best overall exotic out right now, incredible power, speed, traction control, active aero, trackability, light weight, launch mode, visibility, space, storage, comfort, looks, doors up, wow factor, price point, rarity...

the only real ding it gets from me is the exhaust sound, but I really can't think of many factory turbocharged cars that sound amazing either...

it will take years for Lambo/Ferrari to match it's power/acceleration...


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post Jan 2 2018, 03:53 PM
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QUOTE (FikseSTS @ Jan 2 2018, 05:32 PM) *
best overall exotic out right now, incredible power, speed, traction control, active aero, trackability, light weight, launch mode, visibility, space, storage, comfort, looks, doors up, wow factor, price point, rarity...

the only real ding it gets from me is the exhaust sound, but I really can't think of many factory turbocharged cars that sound amazing either...

it will take years for Lambo/Ferrari to match it's power/acceleration...

Would you say the exhaust note of the oem sport exhaust is worth the upgrade? Hard to tell from that video you made comparing them. In the video they sound almost identical...


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post Jan 2 2018, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE (FikseSTS @ Jan 3 2018, 09:32 AM) *
best overall exotic out right now, incredible power, speed, traction control, active aero, trackability, light weight, launch mode, visibility, space, storage, comfort, looks, doors up, wow factor, price point, rarity...

the only real ding it gets from me is the exhaust sound, but I really can't think of many factory turbocharged cars that sound amazing either...

it will take years for Lambo/Ferrari to match it's power/acceleration...


My C63s is turbocharged and sounds incredible for a turbocharged car, I really want to swap it for the new RS4 but the only thing which holds me back is the sound LOL the C sounds so much better.
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post Jan 2 2018, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE (TurboGallardo @ Jan 3 2018, 12:19 AM) *
I've had my 720S for a couple of weeks and I absolutely love it. I'd drive it over my Huracan any day. I think I even enjoy it more than the Chiron. Admittedly, the car is so smooth, fast, and telepathic that it does lack a certain amount of drama, but then again it is so quick and powerful that you really have to pay attention. The 675LT had more of a raw edge than the 720S, but the 720S is quicker and more refined, and more comfortable.

And beauty is of course, in the eye of the beholder, and I think certain cars just look better in certain colors. I got mine in Burton Blue and I can't stop looking at it.


Wow now I have to test drive one.
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post Jan 2 2018, 06:45 PM
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QUOTE (Fortis @ Jan 2 2018, 10:38 PM) *
My C63s is turbocharged and sounds incredible for a turbocharged car, I really want to swap it for the new RS4 but the only thing which holds me back is the sound LOL the C sounds so much better.

Thatís a good point, AMG figured out turbo sound by 2014. They do sound great.
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My GTR sounds Amazing


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post Jan 2 2018, 08:29 PM
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QUOTE (FLHOMESITE @ Jan 3 2018, 12:53 PM) *
My GTR sounds Amazing


Factory or aftermarket? I only drove once a GTR long time ago and I can't really remember it.
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post Jan 2 2018, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE (Fortis @ Jan 2 2018, 11:29 PM) *
Factory or aftermarket? I only drove once a GTR long time ago and I can't really remember it.


GTRs have a distinct sound. Not exotic if you ask me but not horrible. Itís a low rpm sound. You have to add lots of rpms and external wastegates to sound good.
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Mine has 1500 hp at motor


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QUOTE (Fortis @ Jan 2 2018, 09:29 PM) *
Factory or aftermarket? I only drove once a GTR long time ago and I can't really remember it.





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QUOTE (Lambofan35 @ Jan 3 2018, 03:31 PM) *
GTRs have a distinct sound. Not exotic if you ask me but not horrible. Itís a low rpm sound. You have to add lots of rpms and external wastegates to sound good.


Thank you for that, I will check one out, I lost interest in them after the R34, I had all the others before, R32 and R34 being my favorite.

QUOTE (FLHOMESITE @ Jan 3 2018, 04:34 PM) *
Mine has 1500 hp at motor


That's crazy, I bet it sounds good LOL
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I think I will go with the trumpet lol.gif

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I assume it will only be a matter of time before AWE Tuning comes with an exhaust for the 720, I had their system on my 12C and it sounded much better (although still not crazy loud, but you could hear the turbos whistle and it was a lot louder than stock).


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