Only a select few will ever get the chance to drive a real-life McLaren 720S, but the rest of us will get numerous alternative chances – such as the 32 times smaller Scalextric slot car version.
The world of automotive enthusiasts is such a wonderful place – where do you find more grownups playing with toys than here? Just look at the Amalgam 1:8 scale collection of historic and modern McLarens – they look so intricately detailed that if a sorcerer shrunk you to fit the dimensions you would surely drive away in one. Or you could play hard on the new Scalextric1:32 scale McLaren 720S slot car racing track. It’s a recreation of the McLaren supercar – which has only just premiered on the show floor at Geneva. But if you think this is quick, don’t be surprised – the in-house MSO bespoke department has already premiered its first (of many, we’re sure) version of the new Super Series model.
It turns out Scalextric worked with McLaren during the 720’s development process and was “tortured” to secrecy – but now they are free to showcase their slot car version. Scalextric took things seriously – with photo and technical assets taken directly from McLaren and its designers paying visits to the automaker’s design center to see the in-development 720S. The completed model is available in two colors – Glacier White and Azores Orange and don’t expect low prices, as this prestigious British slot car company has been out and about since the 1950s and rules high-end scale racing.