The Bruce McLaren Edition 720S Proves You Should Listen to the Boss

The Bruce McLaren Edition 720S Proves You Should Listen to the Boss
December 2, 2017 Man of Many

The Bruce McLaren Edition 720S Proves You Should Listen to the Boss

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The centerpiece of the McLaren exhibit at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show was a McLaren 720S inspired by Bruce McLaren. The 720 bears a quote from McLaren, written in gold Arabic, on its rear wing. The quote states, “Life is measured in achievement, not in years alone.” The full quote is even more inspirational:

“To do something well is so worthwhile that to die trying to do it better cannot be done foolhardy. It would be a waste of life to do nothing with one’s ability, for I feel that life is measured in achievement, not years alone.” (Bruce McLaren, From the Cockpit, 1964)

If you measure life by achievements, then this 720S belongs on the list. A plaque inside the car lets you know that this is a “1 of 1” MSO commission. It’s gold interior components as well as its gold-colored alloy wheels and 24-carat gold engine heatshield contrast perfectly with its satin black finish. The 720S sports a 4.0 V8 twin-turbocharged engine that tops out at 200km/h (124 mph) in just 7.8 seconds (it’s top speed is 341 km/h or 212 mph).

It’s hard not to be inspired by the McLaren quote—that’s if you can catch up to the car long enough to read its rear wing.

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