Driving 200+ MPH In A McLaren 720S On A Public Road In America! Subscribe to Engineering Explained for more videos! - 🤍goo.gl/VZstk7 Recommended Books & Car Products - 🤍amzn.to/2BrekJm EE Shirts! - 🤍bit.ly/2BHsiuo I've always wanted to drive 200 miles per hour, but the closest I've ever gotten was 155 mph in a Hyundai. In this video, we set out to change that, I as I take part in Sun Valley's Tour de Force in a 2022 McLaren 720S Spider, a 710 horsepower supercar with a sticker price of $370,300. There's about a three mile stretch of road just north of Sun Valley, Idaho, where the drive takes place. You start off with a blind corner about a mile long, you then have a mile further to reach the finish line, and finally you slow things down with the remaining mile. My goal was to hit 200 mph. Did I make it? Enjoy! Engineering Explained is a participant in the Amazon Influencer Program. Don't forget to check out my other pages below! Instagram: 🤍🤍instagram.com/engineeringexplained Facebook: 🤍🤍facebook.com/engineeringexplained Twitter: 🤍🤍twitter.com/jasonfenske13 EE Extra: 🤍🤍youtube.com/channel/UCsrY4q8xGPJQbQ8HPQZn6iA
You did it on a public road, but not on a non-closed open road in public traffic (like the Czech Bugatti driver on the German A2 with 417 km/h). 🤪
Which fuel were you provided with?
I loved the video continue to make more creative stuff like this, and as always your magic whiteboard as it is the only way to learn about cars, atleast for me.
I can do that. Just need a few courage drinks.
now do it on a motorcycle and show us what its like! should be way cheaper! maybe a new literbike?
And here I thought I was the sheet for hitting 140mph in that sweet production car, the 1993 Maxima.
Amateur drivers going this fast… it is simply dangerous. The skills needed are not there. The knowledge needed is not there.
Thank you for going through the Math! Good man
I see my fav car in the thumbnail and instantly click lol
Imagine hitting 200mph on a bike that would be insane
All these super cars doing 200 mph? Do they have roll cages? Car and Driver took one of the earlier vipers up to 200 mph and the water pump let go luckily the coolant didn't get on the tires and lose traction, these cars just disintegrate at these speeds, its not like an f1 or indy car with fuel cell protection and a Hello above the drivers head, for this kind of money shouldn't these cars b safer? isn't it any car over 150mph at the drag strip has to have a roll bar at least you'll have a chance of survival just saying
In Germany you can do this every day.
Bro sounds like mark rober
So...how does this make you think about racing at 200+. Indy or Formula 1?
Awesome 👏 video footage and experience. I traded my larger cars for a BMW 430i convertible - only a 4 cylinder turbo, but so well engineered I’ve hit 90mph with a roof open multiple times. Having a car body designed for MUCH more powerful engines gives me more confidence. I’ve only did over 100mph once by mistake while passing a other vehicle. Most of the time however, I’m happy just doing the speed limit!
Bear in mind the Ligne droit Hunaudieres otherwise known as the Mulsanne straight at the Circuit de la Sarthe otherwise known the world over as Le Mans was prior to 1990 a 3.5mi. straight with a slight kink in it for good measure.
It's not really a 'blind corner' when you know there isn't any traffic the other direction and you know the actual geography of the road. I did (allegedly) 180+mph on a public road I've never been on in a Audi R8+ but could see about a kilometer down...
It's funny for those of us who ride motorcycles without Japanese limiters it doesn't feel that hard to do 200MPH pulls in quite a short distance. My Aprilia will do it in about one mile from a dig.