“…an unparalleled blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury, driver involvement and daily usability – all with the additional exhilaration of open-air driving whenever required.” Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive
McLaren has released details of its latest open-air supercar. The new McLaren 720S Spider has a light, stiff and extremely strong Monocage II-S carbon fibre core which features an integrated rollover protection structure (ROPS) which needs no additional strengthening over coupe and should result in similar handling capabilities.
“The new McLaren 720S Spider offers an unparalleled blend of extreme performance, crafted luxury, driver involvement and daily usability – all with the additional exhilaration of open-air driving whenever required,” said Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. “As the most accomplished convertible supercar ever, the new Spider delivers across a remarkable spectrum of abilities to outstandingly high levels, and as lightest in class with an increase of just 49 kg over the 720S Coupé, moves us even further ahead of our competition in the weight race.”
The 720S Spider is powered 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine which produces 720 PS and 568 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration from 0-100 km/h or 0-62 mph takes just 2.9 seconds, the same time as the coupe. The Spider can accelerate from 0-200 km/h in 7.9 seconds on the way to a top speed of 341 km/h or 212 mph with the roof in the closed position. Top speed with the top open is 325 km/h or 202 mph.
Deliveries to customers commence in March 2019. The UK prices start from £237,000.