McLaren claims that the 720S Spider convertible is the fastest roof opening and closing in its class, which takes 11 seconds in a maximum speed of 50 km/hr.
The McLaren roadster front fascia design has no different from the existing New McLaren 720S. Major changes occur in the back to accommodate the fold-able hardtop.
The hardtop is made of a single carbon fiber panel. While for customers who want to maintain the impression of an open roof, McLaren provides a choice of glass roof panel that function like a sunroof.
The glass panel is not just glass, but it’s an electrochromic glass panel which can change its color with the touch of a button in the cabin. When the engine is off, the panel will automatically turns to color to camouflage the glass.
Another interesting thing is the active rear spoiler that can adjust automatically to adapt the aerodynamic requirements. McLaren gives tight concern about precise control so that their super cars are well known to be the most stable in high speed.
With the construction of a convertible roof, the McLaren 720S Spider weighs 1,332 kg, it’s 49 kg higher than the coupe version. But McLaren claims that it is 88 kg lighter than the nearest competitor.
To get lighter weight, McLaren replaced the steel structure used in the Spider 650S with carbon fiber structure for additional protection in the event of a rollover on the 720S Spider.
Powertrain and Performance
The 2019 McLaren 720S Spider is powered by a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine, with maximum output up to 720 ps (710 hp) and 769 Nm of torque. The power is channeled through a sequential 7-speed transmission.
Speaking of performance, the McLaren 720S Spider is able to complete 0 to 100 km/h in 2.8 seconds, and 0 to 200 km/h in 7.9 seconds. Top speed with a closed roof is 341 km/h, while with an open roof at 325 km/h.
Price and Delivery
The first delivery of 720S convertibles will be in March 2019. Regarding the price, this supercar is sold at a price of $ 315,000 in the United States and £ 237,000 in the United Kingdom and Germany.