The Woking animal set a lap time of 7:08, but before comparing this to rivals like the Porsche 911 GT2 RS, there are a few things we need to mention.
First of all, with this being a third-party test, we can't expect the result to be quite as sharp as that delivered by a manufacturer - editor Christian Gebhardt has manhandled tons of beasts on the Ring, but works drivers behind manufacturer laps push things even further.
Then there are the tires: the mid-engined animal used Pirelli P Zero Corsa for this test and while this is some serious rubber, there are also stickier tires out there.
In fact, the most important aspect of the video depicting the run is the fact that it allows us to see the at-the-limit behavior of the McLaren 720S. And while you check out the car's movements, you should also pay close attention to the driver's inputs.
Oh, and by the way, as is the case with other contemporary McLaren road cars, the British automaker has decided to skip a limited slip diff for the rear axle of the 720S. As such, the supercar works with an open diff, relying on advanced control electronics working the brakes to deliver the power.
And while this means the McLaren 720S isn't as good at drifting as a Ferrari 488, for instance, the machine is brilliant when it comes to tackling corners at high speed.