The new McLaren 720S is getting the topless treatment and a “Spider” designation for 2019.
As with past model years, the lightning-fast hypercar joins the venerable British automaker’s Super Series range of performance vehicles.
The biggest takeaway is that drivers can now temporarily disfigure their face by rocketing from 0 to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds—and up to 202 mph—with the top down.
A retractable hardtop folds up in just 11 seconds—faster than any supercar roof available. Covered up, its new 4.0-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 will deliver 710 horsepower to the rear wheels and send the aerodynamic screamer to 212 mph.
Those incredible specs are due in part to the fact that the 720S Spider is lightest in its class, weighing in at just 2,937 pounds.
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McLaren’s Proactive Chassis Control II hydraulically connected suspension continues from the coupe to the Spider, as does the 720’s electrohydraulic power steering. Ten-spoke wheels with Pirelli P Zero or P Zero Corsa tires are standard; Pirelli Trofeo Rs and Sottozero winter tires are optional.
Two new colors will be offered: Belize blue and Aztec gold. They will join 21 other choices before you get into McLaren’s customization options. There will be a standard trim, performance trim and luxury trim.
Optionally, buyers can specify a glazed glass roof that can clear up or darken with the touch of a button. When the 720S Spider is turned off the panels revert to their darkest setting to keep the car cool.
Inside look for an 8-inch central display with all of your nav, music and climate info.
Though the 720S Spider has hypercar capability, its $315,000 price tag is more in supercar range. McLaren is currently taking orders, with the first deliveries scheduled for March of 2019.
source: maxim.com by BRANDON FRIEDERICH