McLaren is on a tight launch spree. The British supercar maker launched the Senna earlier this year, followed by the 600LT. Further, the official reveal of the Speedtail hypercar has been confirmed for October 12. Now, according to a McLaren owner and member of the MclarenLife forum, the car maker is likely to present the 720S Spider in October as well. We weren’t expecting it would happen for at least another year.
We are not sure if the October presentation will be a public event though. However, rarely does a supercar maker reveal two different models in the same month. Still, a public reveal is not impossible and McLaren might decide to show-off the Super Series convertible at the Paris Motor Show, which begins on October 4. If not, then we are definitely looking at a launch in March next year at the Geneva Motor Show. Reports suggest that the first deliveries of the 720S Spider would commence in spring 2019 – exactly 2 years since the launch of the 720S coupe.
The 720S Spider will utilize a slightly different version of the Monocage II carbon tub. The 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 unit which produces 710 hp and 568 lb-ft of torque will remain unchanged for the convertible. The kerb weight is expected to be slightly more than the coupe, given the extra weight added by the roof system. Also, the 720S Spider will have to skip the butterfly doors for normal ones or it might adopt LaFerrari Aperta-like upwards opening solution.
We will keep you updated with all the latest information on the McLaren 720S Spider. So, stay tuned.