mclaren has unveiled a mini electric supercar complete with an infotainment system, ‘autonomous driving’ mode, and butterfly doors. the children’s ride-on is a pint-sized version of the automotive company’s 720S model, which it launched in 2017.
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colored in the mclaren‘s heritage papaya spark hue, little drivers enter the 720s via fully-functioning dihedral doors, donning exposed carbon-style elements and signature 720s styling cues. after putting a key in the ignition and pressing the accelerator pedal, the elctric motor propels the car forward.
the mini 720S is powered by an electric motor operated by a working accelerator pedal with added engine sounds. a brake function switches on a brake light at the rear just like the full-size version.
there’s also a dashboard display screen that gives key information to allay any toddlers’ range-anxiety, which doubles up as an infotainment system that can play music of movies. a small playlist of songs is pre-programmed into the car, and the videos can be accessed by plugging in a USB or an SD card.
the 720S ride-on retails for $400 and is available for order from friday. the mini model comes in a variety of characteristically mclaren colours. mclaren says that papaya spark will be available later in the year and only through mclaren retailers.
model: ride-on 720S
kieron marchese I designboom
jul 07, 2019