McLaren celebrates the 750S and speed with supercar lovers and skydivers on a runway

Guests were put through a racing simulator challenge against professional drivers as well

The Abu Dhabi Sports Aviation Club (ADSAC) recently witnessed Abu Dhabi Motors, the official dealer of McLaren in the UAE’s capital, put up a show of speed in honour of its latest launch – the McLaren 750S supercar.

Apart from the usual crowd of McLaren customers and automotive press, the event invites were further extended to Oliver Webb, a winner of the Dubai 24hrs in a McLaren 720S GT3, and Joe Osborne, a European GT4 Champion, who offered driving tips and guidance to the assembled drivers. While the drivers exploited the 750S’ capabilities on the straight runways below, professional skydivers from ADSAC ruled the skies above as they descended whilst flying the McLaren flag. 

Post experiencing the 750S on the road, drivers were pitted against professional drivers in a racing simulator challenge. They were tasked to go head-to-head in the McLaren 720 GT3 on some of the world’s most famous racing circuits. The top three performers were awarded a unique McLaren trophy, in recognition of their driving prowess.

Commenting on the occasion, Syed Faiz Karim, CEO of Abu Dhabi Motors, said: “As any McLaren owner will know, more than the car’s exceptional beauty or soul-stirring sound, the element that leaves the biggest impression is the driving experience, which is like none other in the world. For this reason, it gives us immense pleasure to bring our esteemed guests to this ideal location to experience the unparalleled performance of the 750S, the most powerful series production McLaren to date. Only the expansive tarmac of an active airport runway can offer the space required to truly understand the power of the 750S, and the reactions we’ve seen today from those driving the car truly reflect the visceral experience it can offer when unbound by the limits of public roads!”

The 750S is McLaren’s spiritual successor to its highly acclaimed 720S supercar. With around 30% newer components than its predecessor helping it achieve a 30kg diet, the new supercar equipped with the 4.0-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces 739hp and a 0-100kph sprint time of 2.8 seconds.

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