McLaren is teasing their upcoming 720S convertible ahead of its worldwide debut on December 8th.
Last month, we got word form the European Union Intellectual Property Office that McLaren was up to something. That something was a convertible version of their highly acclaimed 720S supercar. It didn’t show much more than a picture of a 720S without a roof, but that was enough for us to get the gist of what was going on.
Now we have official confirmation from McLaren that yes, they are indeed up to something. They stopped short of calling their latest car to come under their Track25 business plan the 720S Spider (which is the name they give to every single one of their convertibles), however, the image they provided also very clearly shows a 720S without a roof.
So, we can deduce that McLaren plans to unveil a 720S without a roof on December 8th at 8:10 PM local time (or about 3:10 PM EST).
Besides that, McLaren is being tight-lipped about what we’re in store for. It being McLaren, we can assume that the British supercar maker doesn’t plan to sacrifice performance on the altar of having a folding roof. That means a zero to sixty time of roughly 2.9 seconds thanks to a twin-turbo 4.0-L V8 producing 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque.
We can also assume that McLaren will follow the path of their previous convertible models, which offer folding hardtops in much the same way as the 570S convertible does. This will likely add some weight to the already very lightweight 720S, but not enough to detrimentally affect performance.
And we can assume that it will cost more than a standard 720S, which already clocks in somewhere in the range of $330,000.
The specifics will have to wait until December 8th when McLaren finally takes the tarp off their latest convertible supercar. It’s not quite as interesting as the Speedtail, McLaren’s first every true hypercar, but we’ll take it anyway.