According to the schedule, the 2020 McLaren 720S Spider will debut at the next March’s Geneva Motor Show. However, the car’s design patent has already revealed to anticipating buyers almost every curve of what they want to see, albeit without color and flashy details. Unlike its predecessor (the 650S Spider), the 720S Spider doesn’t seem to have buttresses behind its seats’ headrests.
It’s not yet certain if there are more things than what these sketches show, but you better believe there are, especially if you consider rollover protection system a must have feature. The A-pillars and windshield are pretty much unchanged from the coupe, but the pesence of the metal folding roof has eliminated the beautiful butterfly doors.
Since the 720S Spider is built based on the MonoCage II’s layout, it’s likely to come with a single-hinge configuration. The rear deck has also been remodeled, now with sufficient room for the two-piece roof to retract into when the atmosphere is great for open air driving.
The 720S Spider is expected to offer a couple of roof options include one that is made of glass and the other that could come in the form of glazed C-pillars, with design resembling those of the 720S Coupe.
As usual, the M840T is what powers the Super Series. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit is capable of delivering 710 HP and 770 Nm of torque. Teamed with a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, the engine can push the car from standstill to 62 mph in just 2.9 seconds.
Ferrari makes the most competitive rival for the 720S Spider, namely the 488 Pista Spider that was debuted a few months ago. No pricing details have been revealed for the 720S convertible, but we expect it to start higher than the $345,300 Pista.
As for the McLaren 720S, the base model is priced from around $300,000 in the US. But if the Track Pack is what you opt for, then it will set you back at $332,770.