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    Re: New Mclaren 720S coupe

    Assessments in the EU are done by the Euro NCAP (in a scale of  0 to 5 stars)  an independent organisation supported by the EU and some governments. If a car scores poorly under NCAP the assumption is that it won't sell so the manufacturers have an incentive to make cars safer. This is a feeble argument IMO as most consumers don't take about this aspect but about the cost of the car. A car with zero stars still meets type approval standards, otherwise it wouldn't be allowed to be manufactured.

    NCAP buys cars with its own funds anonymously from dealers, 4 for each model tested I think. Ii is safe to assume that NCAP concentrate on popular models and those of low to medium price.. Obviously they wouldn't buy Huracan or 720S or even  base Carrera in 4 of each to test. Very expensive and of limited scope in the car population.


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    Re: New Mclaren 720S coupe

    There are regulations regarding gas tank punctures and subsequent fires. However, there are limits. You cannot make gas tanks puncture proof. 
     

    In this case, I would investigate why this car caught fire. This appears to be a survivable accident.


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    Re: New Mclaren 720S coupe

    It's interesting, if I left one of my younger kids in the 720S parked up whilst I ran out to a shop or something I would always leave their door ajar and would tell them if they smelled smoke to open the door and get out.....I have never done this with any of my Porsche models despite them being highly (professionally) modified...... I guess I'm slightly suspicious of the hand built nature of Mclaren cars and don't fully trust them, enough to blast up to 300 in 18 seconds but not to not spontaneously combust  angry


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    Re: New Mclaren 720S coupe

    My biggest fear in the Donkervoort are the butterfly doors. Very difficult to open them in case of a crash or roll. I would be hesitant to buy another car with the same feature...


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