When you start shopping for children’s toys as a parent these days, it’s easy to envy children for all the options they have. While we used to only be able to dream of driving cars at four or five years old, now there are actual kid-sized cars for children to drive. You can just walk up to the toy store at the mall and somehow walk away with an electric BMW or Mercedes for your kid – not to mention a sizeable hole in your wallet.
But you see, even in the world of kiddie electric cars some cars are better than others. And when you see a manufacturer jump into the fray like Tesla with their Radio Flyer Model S, you would assume that the quality on these pieces are way better. Now however it looks like McLaren wants in as well because they have now made a 720S for your children to enjoy.
Built to follow the McLaren P1 Ride-On, the 720S Ride-On for kids is as close as you can get to getting a supercar for your little tyke. Featuring carbon accents and true-to-life dihedral doors, your kid will easily be the talk of the playground once he or she pulls up in the pint-sized supercar. Color options for the 720S Ride-On can also be specced exactly off McLaren’s color pallete for the 1:1 car, giving it further distinction as an original McLaren piece.
Power is delivered by an electric motor which also produces “engine noises” upon pressing the accelerator. The 720S Ride-On also comes with working brake lights as well as an infotainment system that tells your toddler how much range his or her steed still has. Kids can also plug a USB or Micro SD card onto the sockets to play music or watch movies if they aren’t busy puttering around the park. McLaren have also fitted a form of autonomous control as well as remote parental control to give parents more peace of mind – kids aren’t exactly the best drivers off the bat afterall.
The junior-spec 720S also comes at a relatively junior price, $400 (around Php 20,000) to be exact. If McLaren manages to hook your child onto getting a real Mclaren though, that kid certainly has their work cut out for them.