McLaren 720S Spider with electrochromatic roof

New addition to the Super Series range of Mcls- this is the £237,000 McLaren 720S Spider, and it’s got some special tricks

The open-top 720S Spider has some special tricks.

It’s unusually light and the Spider weighs just 49kg more than the 720S coupe (as befits McLaren’s relentless dieting philosophy) and this one packs in some special electrochromatic tints, like on the Mercedes SL – so you can turn the light down on a bright day in coupe mode.

Fastest roof in class

The carbonfibre roof system is claimed to have the fastest operation in class, going up or down in 11 seconds flat, at speeds of up to 31mph.

McLaren 720S Spider

McLaren 720S Spider performance specs

It’s naturally every bit as quick as the existing 720S coupe: 0-62mph takes 2.9sec, while 0-124mph (200kph) is just 7.9sec. That’s what 710 bhp of twin-turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 mounted amidships does. Maximum torque stands at 568lb ft.

Absolute top speed is 212mph (roof up), but it’ll still manage an astonishing 202mph topless.

With the roof raised, McLaren quotes luggage space of 58 litres under the tonneau cover.

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