McLaren Automotive's 720S Spider joins the 720S coupe in the British company's Super Series lineup.
The convertible is powered by the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, which produces 710 hp and 568 pound-feet of torque. McLaren says the convertible can hit 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and tops out at 212 mph with the top up and 202 mph with the top down.
The retractable hard top is a one-piece carbon-fiber panel, McLaren said. The folding mechanism is electrical instead of hydraulic, and the top can be raised or lowered in 11 seconds. It also can be raised or lowered while the vehicle is moving, at speeds up to 31 mph.
McLaren incorporated flying buttresses into the design of the convertible, one behind each seat, which allows for better visibility.
As with the 720S coupe, the convertible will be offered in three trims: standard, Performance and Luxury.
McLaren said deliveries from its production center in Woking, England, will begin in March. Pricing, including shipping, starts at $319,100, up from $297,100 for the coupe.