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McLaren 720S Spider Enters the Candy Shop, Is So Sweet It'll Give You Diabetes

You know how they say that sometimes less is more? That saying fits the pictured McLaren 720S Spider like a glove, which is as smooth as butter on a hot pan.
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The British supercar doesn’t feature a crazy body kit, with all sorts of add-ons, blades, big air intakes, and fat fenders, as the owner chose to keep it rather simple. Thus, the white body, which is (almost) all stock, is only contrasted by a few black elements, including the roof, complete with the pillars, central part of the front bumper, and the rear wing.

Anyone with a thing for cars born in Woking can tell you that the latter part came from the aftermarket world. And since we’ve inevitably started talking about the modifications, we might as well refer to the elephant in the room, namely the wheels. They sport a dual-tone finish, combining red on the lips, with black for the central pieces, and they are definitely the icing on the cake.

As far as this build is concerned, there is nothing left to report on, other than a new exhaust system, so we will proceed to reminding you about the oily bits. The mid-engine, rear-wheel drive exotic, which shares some nuts and bolts with the Senna, GT, Elva, and Speedtail, uses a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, mounted behind the seats, and hooked up to a seven-speed automatic transmission.

It develops 720 ps – hence the name, which translates to 710 hp and 530 kW at 7,500 rpm. The torque number is rated at 770 Nm (568 lb-ft), and it is available at 5,500 rpm. The engine can be revved all the way up to 8,500 rpm, and it rockets the 720S Spider to 100 kph (62 mph) in just 2.9 seconds. From rest to 200 kph (0-124 mph), it needs 7.9 seconds, and it can do 341 kph (212 mph) flat-out. The quarter-mile is a 10.4-second affair, Macca says.


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