McLaren’s new 720S Ride On has just about everything you’d look for in a fully electric sports car from the British car manufacturer.
The luxurious variant has scissor doors, an onboard infotainment system and signature styling details poised to catch the eye of car enthusiasts of all ages. However, there’s one roadblock if you’re hoping to snag one of the convertibles in time for your Fourth of July drive along the California coast — it’s built for toddlers.
McLaren Automotive’s newly announced toy comes in eight of the company’s most popular paint colors — including Azores Orange, Belize Blue and Lantana Purple. It also features carbon fiber-like elements, inspired by the actual 720S Coupe. However, unlike the real-deal, Ride-On trades in the 702’s 700-plus horsepower V8 for an electric motor.
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The tiny car can be operated by the kid at the wheel, and for an autonomous feel, parents can control the shiny toy with a remote control.
While the Ride-On is suggested for kids ages 3-6, the company’s promo video suggests that it packs enough power to move adults.
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The diminutive driver’s infotainment system can play music and kids can watch short movies on the dashboard display by popping in a USB or SD card. A short list of songs come baked into the car as well.
On top of all that, it retails for just $400, so your supercar enthusiast can be the coolest kid at daycare for a fraction of what it would cost you to drive the $280,000 adult version. The new Ride-On will be available later this year through McLaren dealers.
The pint-sized mac isn’t McLaren’s first kid-friendly electric car.
In 2016, the luxury automakers launched the McLaren P1 Ride-On for ages 2-to 5. The battery-powered ride was inspired by the company’s limited-edition plug-in hybrid P1.
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