McLaren 720S Spider V8 2dr SSG Auto Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors
McLaren 720S Spider front
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  • McLaren 720S Spider front
  • McLaren 720S Spider rear
  • McLaren 720S Spider dashboard
  • McLaren 720S Spider roof folding
  • McLaren 720S Spider side
  • McLaren 720S Spider exhausts
  • McLaren 720S Spider front wheel
  • McLaren 720S Spider headlight
  • McLaren 720S Spider touchscreen
  • McLaren 720S Spider sports seat
  • McLaren 720S Spider front
  • McLaren 720S Spider rear
  • McLaren 720S Spider dashboard
  • McLaren 720S Spider roof folding
  • McLaren 720S Spider side
  • McLaren 720S Spider exhausts
  • McLaren 720S Spider front wheel
  • McLaren 720S Spider headlight
  • McLaren 720S Spider touchscreen
  • McLaren 720S Spider sports seat
RRP£239,230
Review

Like it’s coupé sister, the McLaren 720S is staggeringly fast and involving, yet perfectly usable every day. Unlike most convertibles, its handling doesn’t feel in any way compromised by the removal of the fixed roof.

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Standard equipment is fine, but no more than you’d find in cars that cost far less; it includes climate control, leather and Alcantara upholstery and a touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav and Bluetooth connectivity. There’s also a slightly weedy four-speaker stereo, although a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium system is available as an option.

The 720S Spider can blast from 0-62mph in 2.9sec (just a tenth of a second slower than the coupé), while top speed is 212mph (or ‘just’ 202mph with the roof down). Even these numbers don’t do justice to how savagely fast it feels, though, and the engine sounds amazing – particularly when you drop the roof or lower the rear screen.


Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH2.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

150

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

276

g/km

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