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The McLaren 720S Spider is coming just in time for winter

Drop-top 711bhp supercar looks like it’s imminent. Brrrr

Published: 21 Nov 2018

Poor McLaren 720S. McLaren’s been neglecting it’s Super Series line-up. While the Sports Series has been infused with a lightweight, vertical exhaust pipe dash of 600LT in 2018, and the Ultimate Series has been furnished with the downforce-hungry Senna and slippery 250mph Speedtail, the heart of McLaren’s supercar range has been a bit dormant. Until now.

McLaren’s merely released one teaser image of a 720S’s nose poking into the light, but it’s accompanied it with some nod-wink hints about what this variant promises. We’re told it’s set to "raise the roof" and that "more light will be cast on the new McLaren supercar when it is revealed online at 20:10 GMT on Saturday December 8, 2018".

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It’s going to be a 720S Spider of some sort, isn’t it? Most likely, on previous McLaren form, sporting a folding hard-top roof and no structural reinforcements. Though, how McLaren’s dealt with chopping the roof section out of the 720S’s MonoCell tub will be interesting.

The thought of experiencing the 720S’s ballistic performance without a bubble roof canopy between our delicate ears and the elements is a rather daunting one, but really, McLaren’s filling a gap in the market. Seriously, how many other 700bhp drop-tops are there? The Ferrari 488 Pista Spider is as good as sold out, there’s the Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, but no Aston DBS Superleggera Volante yet or a Porsche GT2 RS Cabriolet (thank goodness).

Stay tuned in December for the reveal of the ‘mystery’ new McLaren.

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