Joining the McLaren portfolio this year is the 720S Spider, the convertible variant of its 720S super car. The Spider keeps the 720S coupe's 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine, which produces 710 hp and 568 pound-feet of torque. McLaren says the convertible can reach 60 mph in 2.8 seconds and tops out at 212 mph with the top up and 202 mph with the top down. Here's a roundup of snippets of 720S Spider reviews from the automotive media.
"There may be a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 mounted amidships, but it's easy to manage in traffic and while cruising at sedate speeds. But open it up and dig deep into the throttle, and McLaren says the 720S Spider will accelerate to 60 mph in just 2.8 seconds and will keep going all the way to 212 mph (or just 202 mph with the top down).
Moving off the highway and onto more engaging roads, entering corners reveals near-instant turn-in on the Pirelli P Zero tires as the Spider's body gives way to hardly any lean. The feel through the steering wheel is tighter and more direct, while midcorner bumps don't disturb the car in the slightest. With the exception of the longer brake pedal bite point, chassis tuning is truly impressive in that it always feels eager to do whatever you ask of it without harsh ride comfort."
-- Jon Wong, Roadshow by CNET