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British supercar manufacturer McLaren knows a thing or two about building fun machines, which can be seen in the firm’s newest version of its 710bhp 720S rocket ship – the ‘Ride-On’.

The much smaller model is aimed at kids aged three to six, and features an electric drivetrain instead of the regular car’s 4.0-litre V8 – though it does simulate engine noise upon acceleration.

The ‘Ride-On’ also has a degree of autonomy, with the car having the ability to be controlled by remote control by an adult from afar.

On the outside, styling from the supercar has been carried over, and inside the cabin there’s an actual infotainment system where movies can be watched, and music can be listened to.

The dashboard also includes a display screen that can give information on the battery to help “allay any toddlers’ range-anxiety”, according to McLaren.

This is the second electric children’s car to come out of the British firm, as in 2016 it launched the P1 ‘Ride-On’.

Priced from £315, this petite 720S is “every three to six years old’s dream machine” in McLaren’s words, and is expected to be in high demand.

Ted Welford

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June 28, 2019

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