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The New McLaren 720S Spider Kicks Off 2019 in Style!

By Vlad Craciun


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McLaren 720S Spider

If it’s January, it’s the right time to bring some good news and McLaren did just that when they released their brand new McLaren 720S Spider, which will be ready to take on the roads in the summer of 2019. It took them two years after they’ve officially unveiled the new 720S, but the wait is finally over and we couldn’t be happier.

They’ve already started taking orders and the first cars will be delivered beginning with the month of March this year.

The McLaren 720S Spider brings gorgeous new looks and some very interesting ingredients into play. It’s got a nice retractable roof, built from carbon fibre with an electrochromic glass panel and it takes it only 11 seconds to fully open or close at speeds of up to 31 mph (50 km/h). Take that, Ferrari.

McLaren 720S Spider

With a dry weight of 1,332 kg, it’s only 49 kg heavier than the Coupe but lighter than the Ferrari 488 Spider (1,420 kg) and the Huracan Spyder at 1,542 kg. That translates into a mere 2.9 seconds to 100 km/h and 7.9 seconds for reaching the 200 km/h mark. The 4.0 litre V8 engine delivers almost the same performance as the Coupe.

Another element that has received a makeover is the aerodynamics, improved through the rear spoiler which raises at lower speeds and deploys to a higher angle. The rear buttress has also been modified to provide better protection in case of accident but what’s new and unique is that McLaren decided to use glass within it, increasing visibility by 12%. Or so they say.

McLaren 720S Spider

The charming new McLaren 720S Spider comes with some good looking and lightweight new wheel designs. The Performance and Luxury trims are also available options and Belize Blue and Aztec Gold are two new colors added, raising the total options to 23.

Now the part that interests – or hurts – us the most. The price. The 2019 McLaren 720S Spider is available starting at $315,000.

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About Vlad Craciun

Vlad has over 7 years of experience writing content about subjects such as travel, cars, motorcycles, tech & gadgets, and his newly discovered passion, watches. He’s in love with two wheeled machines and the freedom and the thrills that motorcycle travel provides. Learn more about Luxatic's Editorial Process.

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