McLaren 720S Spider V8 Luxury 2dr SSG Auto Review

Category: Sports car

Section: Version review

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McLaren 720S Spider front
  • 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£261,280
Fuel type:
petrol
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
2 doors

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.

We'd consider upgrading from the standard model to the Luxury, because it brings heated, electrically adjustable seats that allow you to save your preferred settings. You also gain ambient interior lighting and, interestingly, engine bay ambient lighting, which can be seen through the engine cover and adds to the car's dramatic looks.

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.


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Key information

Doors2
Seats2
0-62 MPH2.9 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxSEMI-AUTO

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

23.1

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

150

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

276

g/km