2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS vs. 2018 McLaren 720S

The 2018 McLaren 720S is a spellbinding car built for incredible speed, deft handling, and unparalleled acceleration. But what happens when it goes against the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS, a car prized for its astounding performance, legendary shape and extensive powertrains?

Design & Style

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS has two seats, meaning it reserves lots of room for gear. It has that classic look which is iconic among Porsche models, with satin smooth, aerodynamic curves and taillights that have been calibrated, with horizontal elements and a wider body. Within the cabin, the dash is covered by impeccable trim with a touchscreen and display that is centralized. The McLaren 720S, by contrast, has an exterior which is as sharp as a katana. Rather than positioning air intakes on the side, it places them on top, where the air moves through channels and past the canopy to enter the intercoolers. A rear spoiler is also present, and the cabin is artful, with a control scheme that is much simpler than Lamborghini or Ferrari.

Technology & Safety

Neither the McLaren 720S nor the Porsche 911 GT2 will ever be crashed tested; they are just too costly and rare. Despite this, both go the extra mile to ensure their passengers are protected at all times. The McLaren utilizes a brake system which utilizes carbon ceramic, which allows it to slow down rapidly after reaching considerable speed. It has airbags, doors that are reinforced, and radiators that are front mounted.

The Porsche 911 GT2 RS offers an array of airbags, including side collision airbags which will inflate up in the event of a crash. Its doors are also reinforced, and it has traction and stability control, along with defense against rollover. Within the cabin, passengers will enjoy amenities such as Alcantara upholstery, seats that can be heated and adjusted more than a dozen ways, and headlights which are adaptive.


Performance is the Porsche 911’s bread and butter. The GT2 RS version is racetrack ready, and obscenely powerful, with a flat 6 engine capable of producing 700 horsepower with the ability to accelerate to sixty miles per hour in fewer than three seconds. The McLaren 720S has a V8 intercooled and twin-turbocharged engine that is capable of producing 710 horsepower.

The Bottom Line

The Porsche 911 and McLaren 720S are stunning, fast, powerful and reserved for only the extremely wealthy. That being said, the McLaren has a brake pedal that is too stiff, with safety features that aren’t quite on par with the Porsche and flat steering, so the 911 GT2 RS wins.

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Feel how it is like to drive a luxury car offering the total package like that of what the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS offers. You can drive this stellar car here with us at Manhattan Motorcars. We are located in New York, and we are servicing the needs of car buyers in the Tri-State area. Visit us today at our showroom or call us to book your Porsche 911 GT2 RS test drive appointment in advance.

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