Over the past decade, we’ve seen a huge rise in the popularity of electronic music, specifically Electronic Dance Music, or EDM, for short. Canadian native Joel Thomas Zimmerman was one of the people that made the genre more popular, especially because of his unique look. The DJ and producer usually takes the stage with a large mouse mask on his head, going by the stage name Deadmau5 (pronounced dead mouse). Zimmerman has been able to make millions because of his music, and has a flashy collection of cars in his arsenal. Collecting from all over the world, Deadmau5’s garage is one of the most impressive around for a musician, especially since he isn’t even 40 years old.
In August 2017, the EDM superstar decided to upgrade his ride, and turned a lot of heads when he purchased a McLaren 720S supercar. This sweet ride is part of the McLaren Super Series, and is the newest in the line. It wasn’t until March 2017 that the 720S was debuted the world with a pricetag of more than a quarter million dollars. The 720S is fairly light with a 2,829 pound curb weight and a seven speed clutch transmission.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise that the 720S has a beast for an engine, as the twin-turbo V8 4.0-liter is able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in just 2.7 seconds, and can reach 124 miles per hour in under eight seconds. The tested top speed for the 720S was an impressive 220 miles per hour. The fast acceleration is thanks to 710 horsepower. It’s not quite as high as the 1,200 horsepower for the highest street legal car (Bugatti Veyron Super Sport), but the 720S can certainly hold its own.
If you like flashy cars, you’d love driving around in the 720S, which comes with butterfly doors. Many of the versions that we’ve seen so far have carbon paint jobs with unique colors, but that’s not the case for Deadmau5. Instead, Deadmau5 decided to stick with the stock white color, which looks just as good on this powerful machine. There were rumors that Deadmau5 was looking to upgrade to the 720S a few months ago when he sold his McLaren P1 for more than $1 million.
The 720S is estimated to sell for stock at $290,000, which was more than covered by the sale that Deadmau5 made earlier in the year…and the massive amount he’s made from his music over the years. The original 720S that Deadmau5 took for a test drive was actually orange with black trim, so we’ll see if he decides to keep his new toy ice white. All the star had to say about his car was a photo of himself standing in front of it with the caption “Mine!”
Deadmau5 acknowledged that the 720S was a step up from the McLaren 650S, which was the first car in the automaker’s Super Series. According to performance numbers, the 720S is indeed faster with a top speed of 13 miles per hour higher than the 650S, and reaches 60 miles per hour 0.3 seconds faster. Not that most people would notice or mind having either in their garage, but those are pretty big differences for a one model change.
Deadmau5 has been known to make a splash in the car collection game, especially in 2015 when he purchased a BAC Mono for $130,000. The DJ used to be a big Ferrari fan, but it’s clear that he’s been leaning toward McLaren vehicles over the past two years. As a sort of bridge-burning between he and Ferrari, Deadmau5 added decals to his Huracan with the Nyan-cat, a meme that exploded on the internet.
The partnership between Deadmau5 and McLaren seems to only be beginning, as the company plans to release more vehicles as part of the Super Series. It’s going to be hard to top what they’ve done with the 720S, but they’re constantly striving toward perfection. If you want to buy one of these yourself, the cheapest one that’s being sold in the United States is still over $330,000.
The 720S uses top of the line carbon fiber to make it rigid, while able to cut some weight from the previous models that McLaren has introduced. The newest model also uses aluminum alloy in the chassis to cut even more weight, but they certainly didn’t cut anything from the interior. If you like your cars with a lot of bells and whistles on the inside, the 720S is a real pleaser.
Sitting inside of the teardrop shaped cockpit, you’re surrounded by a glass canopy that gives you a wide view of what’s going on around you. Supercars aren’t quite known for the high visibility from the interior, but the 720S delivers. You’ll also experience heated leather seats with a state of the art dashboard surrounded in graphite. McLaren made sure that those who drive their vehicles also get to experience comfort, and not just class, with plenty of room for a driver, passenger and even cargo in the back.
When the 720S is performing at peak capacity, you’ll get around 10.7 miles per gallon. That doesn’t sound like much, but for a car pushing that much, it’s actually quite impressive. What’s even more impressive is that the 720S gets around 26.4 miles per gallon on the highway and 18 miles per gallon in the city. Those numbers usually aren’t important to people who can afford a supercar, but it’s nice to know that the 720S has a nice blend of both performance and efficiency, putting it in a class of its own.