The McLaren 720S Spider will put the Ferrari 488 Spider on the ropes
Ferrari or McLaren are two of the most prestigious firms in the world of motor. Both, together with others, are experts in the development of supercars that offer infarction benefits. However, getting to the point where they are has not been easy, because there are many aspects that have to take care of it. Among the most outstanding are the aerodynamic and the weight control , key factors to scratch tenths in the chrono against the rivals.
In this case, the Woking house presents the McLaren 720S Spider . The droptop version of the 720S arrives with a secret weapon: a final weight on scales (dry) of only 1,332 kilos. To do this, they have created a new rigid folding roof electric drive very light. It is composed of a single piece of carbon fiber that only weighs 49 kilos and opens and closes in just 11 seconds.
The key of the 720S Spider: control the weight to the gram
Another advantage of the McLaren 720S Spider is that the roof can be folded or closed at a higher speed. Specifically up to 50 kilometers per hour, that is to say 20 kilometers per hour more than in the 650S Spider . However, the brand ensures that the interior will not increase the noise coming from the outside, as it is perfectly damped. In addition, the rear visibility will be ensured thanks to the inclusion of glazed abutments.
If the client so wishes, the roof of the 720S Spider can be even more exclusive. With an extra cost, you can count on RHT electrochromic glazing system . This is: it has an outer frame in carbon fiber and the interior glazed area, which allows the passage of sunlight into the passenger compartment. In case of wanting more darkness, it will be enough for the driver to press a button to make it opaque.
On a technical level, the McLaren 720S Spider entrusts its life to the 4.0 liter V8 Twin-Turbo gasoline block. It develops a power of 710 HP and 770 Nm of maximum torque that reach the rear wheels. The set is managed through a SSG gearbox 7-speed with different operating modes. Thanks to him, the benefits are infarct, with an acceleration of 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 2.9 seconds .
Deliveries of the 720S Spider will begin in March of next year. Its starting price is 315 thousand dollars and will be available in three finishes: Standard, Performance and Luxury. In any case, McLaren does not recognize it, but the Ferrari 488 Spider is in his sights. The reason: the 720S Spider is 88 kilos lighter than this, offering a similar level of performance.