McLaren 720S Spider unveiled
- McLaren’s Super Series has been updated with a new Ferrari 488 Spider rival in the form of the 720S Spider.
- The drop-top unit on the supercar is a single piece, retractable carbon fibre panel which ensures that the Spider is only 49 kilos heavier than its Coupe sibling. It takes about 11 seconds to drop/ raise can be operated at speeds up to 50 km/h.
- Thanks to its controlled kerb weight, the 720S Spider takes just 2.9 seconds to go from 0-100 km/h, which is the same as the 720S Coupe. Also, the former is 88 kg lighter than the 488 Spider.
- The mid-mounted 4.0-litre, twin-turbo V8 motor on the McLaren 720S Spider generates 710 bhp of max power and 770 Nm of peak torque. A 7-speed gearbox channels this mechanical force to the supercar’s rear wheels.
- The carbon fibre Monocage II-S structure from the Coupe is carried forward on the Spider as well. It includes rollover protection thereby eliminating any need for extra chassis strengthening on this drop-top.