India’s first-ever McLaren 720S arrives at Bangalore on Carnet

Mclaren’s latest model, the 720S showcased at 2017 Geneva Motor Show in March this-year has arrived in Bangalore, India on carnet entry.

This is the first Mclaren car to hit the Indian streets, its owned by a business tycoon named Mr. Ranjit Sundara Murthy A.K.A RSM or #RSMspec goes by the instagram username ranjitsundaramurthy, and shares garage with other supercars like Ferrari 458 Italia, Ferrari 488GTB with a FXX bodykit from Novitec and Lamborghini Huracan.

The day he took the delivery of his new Mclaren 720S in Dubai on August 07 and uploaded on Instagram, his fans were left confused for the car being left-hand drive one, so he cleared the misconception of his official Instagram saying ‘Ok let me clear why I bought a left hand drive car…’

  1. I’m going to be spending a lot more time here in Dubai.
  2. Dubai can sell only LHD.
  3. I don’t plan to use the car in India for long as i find its a complete waste on our roads. You just can’t do justice to these machines and their capabilities. It becomes more like show pieces rather than something you can enjoy.
  4. I enjoy driving overseas in Europe hence LHD is much easier to drive and enjoy … now with (emirates wheels) it’s simpler to airlift to so many destinations.
  5. 3/4th the world car market is LHD!!

Ranjit has opted for the highest-spec possible with McLaren’s Performance pack 3 which adds a host of lightweight carbon fibre parts along with Alcantara interiors. This McLaren 720S will very soon follow its owner back to Dubai considering his 1st point 😉 .

Powered by an all-new 4.0-litre twin turbo V8 engine, it is tuned to generate 710 BHP of power and 770 Nm of torque which is sent to the rear wheels through a 7-speed dual clutch gearbox. Weighing just 1283 kgs, the 720S can accelerate from 0 to 100 KMPH in 2.9 seconds and reaches 200 KMPH 4.9 seconds, while top speed stands at 341 KMPH.

For those of who you wondering what’s ‘Carnet’ (pronounced kar-nay)? It is an international customs and temporary export-import document. It is used to clear customs in 87 countries and territories without paying duties and import taxes on merchandise that will be re-exported within 12 months from the date of arrival.

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