McLaren 720S Spider to be revealed December the 8th

The Spider variant of McLaren’s flagship supercar will come just over a month after the reveal of the groundbreaking Speedtail

McLaren 720S Spider teaser

British supercar manufacturer McLaren has released an image of the upcoming 720S Spider, Woking’s answer to the open-top Lamborghini Huracan and the Ferrari 488 Spider. The convertible 720S will be the second model launched as part of Mclaren’s £1.2bn Track25 business plan, following on from the Speedtail last month.

What appeared to be patent drawings for the 720S Spider model were leaked on to on the internet in October, showing its general design. The drawings show that the model may lack the rear buttresses found on the 650S.

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Based on previous models, we don’t expect the Spider to receive a power bump, nor do we expect a huge performance change in general. As with every model in the McLaren Super Series lineup, the 720S is built upon a carbon monocoque. This makes it light, rigid and without the need for reinforcements should the roof be taken away. Because of this, McLaren drop-tops tend to have very similar performance to their hardtop counterparts, weighing just marginally more thanks to the mechanics of the folding roof.

With the 720S starting at around £210,000, expect the Spider variant to come in at around £230,000. McLaren will reveal the open-top 720S online on Saturday December 8th.

The 720S took the automotive scene by storm when it was unveiled last year, bettering its predecessor in every way possible. Most notably with straight line performance that nothing in the class can match, thanks to the 710bhp twin-turbo V8 and slippery design. It’s not bad in the corners, either, which is why we gave the 720S the evo Car of the Year title for 2017.

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