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Body style: Coupé (two-door)
Segment: Exotic

McLaren introduced an open-top version for the 720S in 2018, but It did it so that the car didn’t lose its overall performance.

When McLaren’s engineering team developed the 720S bodywork, it had the vision of the roadster in mind. Thus, even if there were some reinforcements added, the car was just 49 kg (108 lbs) heavier than its fixed-roof sibling.

The wide triangular-shaped headlights are splitter into two halves by the LED daytime running lights. The headlamps’ black background made the entire lamp looks part of the bodywork, like those installed on the 720S Coupe. Behind the cabin, the carmaker added a pair of safety arches concealed under two bulges, which resembled the “hunchbacks” from an F1 race car. When covered, the electrically operated roof came from behind and hid under the panel that sat above the engine compartment. It could have been opened and closed at speeds up to 30 mph (48 kph).

Inside, the cabin offered the same spacious environment as the coupe. Moreover, McLaren installed the roof with an adjustable tinting glass. That allowed the occupants to increase or lower the interior luminosity according to their preferences. In front of the driver, the carmaker added the same tilt-down instrument cluster that showed only minimum info when it was lowered, for the race-track, or a complete TFT display that also displayed the rear-view camera when backing up.

With a carbon-fiber monocoque and its experience in creating open-top race cars, the McLaren 720S was stiffer than many other closed-roof coupes on the market. Its performances were lowered, with the top down, to 202 mph (325 kph), while the top speed remained the same as on the coupe.

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MCLAREN 720S Spider 2018 - Present
  1 gasoline engine
  • 4.0L V8 7AT (720 HP)

MCLAREN 720S Spider 4.0L V8 7AT (720 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.0L V8 7AT (720 HP)
Cylinders
V8
Displacement
3994 cm3
Power
529.6 KW @ 7500 RPM
720 HP @ 7500 RPM
710 BHP @ 7500 RPM
Torque
568 lb-ft @ 6500 RPM
770 Nm @ 6500 RPM
Fuel System
Turbocharge Direct Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
PERFORMANCE SPECS
Top Speed
212 mph (341 km/h)
Acceleration 0-62 Mph (0-100 kph)
2.9 s
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
7-speed automatic SSG
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
245/35/R19 93Y // 305/30/R20 103Y
DIMENSIONS
Length
178.9 in (4544 mm)
Width
85.1 in (2162 mm)
Height
47.1 in (1196 mm)
Front/rear Track
65.9/64.1 in (1,674/1,628 mm)
Wheelbase
105.1 in (2670 mm)
Cargo Volume
5.3 cuFT (150 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
2937 lbs (1332 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
14 mpg US (16.8 L/100Km)
Highway
27.4 mpg US (8.6 L/100Km)
Combined
20.3 mpg US (11.6 L/100Km)
CO2 Emissions
276 g/km
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