Price (as tested) 💲: $377,470
Powertrain ⚙️: Twin-Turbocharged 4.0-liter V8
Output 💪: 710 hp/568 lb-ft of torque
Transmission 🕹: 7-Speed Dual-Clutch Automatic
0-60 MPH 🚦: 2.8 seconds
Top Speed 💥: 212 mph
MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 15 city/22 hwy/18 combined
Curb weight ⚖️: 3,236 lbs
McLaren first caught the world’s attention in the mid 90’s. Into the lion’s den of potent, dashing supercars drove the F1. Powered by a BMW-sourced V12, an F1 prototype set the production car top speed record at 240 mph in 1998. The record stood for an incredible 15 years. During much of that time, the British automaker lay dormant until it was reborn in 2010 as McLaren Automotive. This new car company no longer desired record-setting stats exclusively, but rather an attractive supercar portfolio that could duke it out with Ferrari and Lamborghini in every aspect.
Today’s roster of McLaren vehicles can challenge any rival for lap times at the track or eyeballs at a car meet. The McLaren 720S Spider – a 710-horsepower hard top convertible – is a prime example. There’s an effortlessness to the way the 720S Spider accelerates and handles that inspires complete driving confidence. It can corner with such velocity and brake with such tenacity that it’s genuinely difficult to unsettle this car. Add to that a quick, near-silent power top conversion and remarkably smooth ride quality for the complete package.