Attempting the impossible tablecloth trick with the McLaren 720S

We attempt the impossible tablecloth trick with a McLaren 720S in the Dubai desert and to be honest, it goes better than expected.

by | Published on 17th Mar 2023

Is a McLaren 720S capable of pulling off the tablecloth trick?

That’s probably not a question anyone has ever asked themselves.

But Nathan and Sergi wondered if it could be done, so put it to the test.

Using Alex Hirschi’s McLaren 720S, they attempted the impossible and the result is epic.

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Before we get into how it went down, let’s just talk about what the tablecloth trick is.

It’s actually one of the most famous magic and juggling tricks in the world.

Essentially, the performer pulls a tablecloth out from under a set of dinnerware.

There’s no trickery to this feat – you just need the right props and most importantly, your technique needs to be spot on.

Armed with the right props, Nathan and Sergi headed out of the city and into the desert.

Recalling his waitering days, Sergi set about placing the dinnerware on top of a square table covered in a white tablecloth.

Attached to the tablecloth was a lengthy piece of rope which was laid out on the road in a zig-zag pattern.

The other end of the rope was attached to the rear spoiler of the McLaren 720S.

Once all safety checks were done, Sergi was given strict instructions by Nathan to “just floor it”.

Strapped in, launch mode enabled, and with a countdown from three to one, Sergi planted his right foot and accelerated away.

We won’t spoil the surprise for you – you’ll have to watch the video to see what happened for yourself.

About the McLaren 720S

There was plenty of power to pull the tablecloth from beneath the dinnerware.

The McLaren 720S boasts a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 delivering 710bhp and 568 lb-ft of torque.

It’s claimed to do the 0-60mph dash in just 2.8 seconds and on to a top speed of 212 mph (341 km/h).

Judging by the video, Sergi needs to work on his launch control skills, though.



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Adam Gray is an experienced motoring journalist and content creator based in the United Kingdom. Using his media accreditation with motor manufacturers’ press offices, Adam test drives the latest cars and attends new vehicle press launches, producing written reviews and news pieces for supercarblondie.com. Before joining the Supercar Blondie team, Adam was Motoring Editor for Portfolio North magazine, North East Motoring Editor at Reach plc, and provided motoring content on a freelance basis to several lifestyle and business publications in the North of England. When he’s not behind the wheel of the latest car, Adam can be found at his local rink playing ice hockey or supporting his beloved Middlesbrough FC.

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