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McLaren 720S (2017 to 2022)

Expert Rating

Used car score:

55
%
D

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

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Media Rating:

88
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

30
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

20
%
E

How are our Expert Rating scores calculated?

Expert Rating

Used car score:

55
%
D

This model is no longer on sale or in production, so it doesn't have a New Car Expert Rating score.

Expert Rating report card

Media Rating:

88
%
A

Safety Rating:

-

Eco Rating:

30
%
D

Reliability Rating:

-

Running Costs:

20
%
E

Summary


The McLaren 720S was mid-engined supercar available as both a coupé and convertible (720S Spider). The 720S formed the ‘middle tier’ of the McLaren range, knows as the Super Series. The coupé model was launched at the 2017 Geneva motor show, with the Spider following in late 2018.

The 720S, like all McLaren models, was built at McLaren’s production facility in Woking, Surrey, in a new factory next door to the McLaren Formula One team’s base.

There is a higher-performance model called the 765LT, which is not covered here. We have a separate page for this model.

The McLaren 720S and 720S Spider received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media (which is not all that surprising, really). There was plenty praise for both its incredible performance and everyday usability.

As of May 2024, the McLaren 720S holds a Used Car Expert Rating of D, with a score of 55%. Despite excellent review scores from motoring journalists, its overall rating is inevitably dragged down by high running costs and poor emissions levels.

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Key specifications


Body style: coupe / convertible
Engine: petrol
Price when new: From £218,020

Launched: Spring 2017
Last updated: Summer 2020
Discontinued: 2022


Media reviews


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media. Click any of the boxes to view.

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What Car?

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

The McLaren Super Series (720S and 765LT) was not tested by Euro NCAP during its production life.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

The McLaren Super Series (720S and 765LT) was not lab tested by Green NCAP during its production life, so you’ll just have to imagine how eco-friendly a twin-turbocharged petrol V8 supercar is likely to be…

Reliability rating

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No reliability rating

As of May 2024, we don’t have enough reliability data on the McLaren 720S to generate a reliability rating.

The Car Expert’s reliability information is provided exclusively to us using workshop and extended warranty data from our partner, MotorEasy, sourced from both official dealerships and independent workshops. 

As soon as MotorEasy has sufficient data on the 720S, we’ll publish the results here.

Running cost rating

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Monthly cost of ownership data provided exclusively for The Car Expert by Clear Vehicle Data

Fuel consumptionAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models23 mpgE23 – 23 mpgE – E
CO₂ outputAverageScoreVariationScore
Petrol models276 g/kmD276 – 276 g/kmD – D
Insurance groupAverageScoreVariationScore
All models50F50 – 50F – F

The McLaren 720S is a very expensive car to own and run, according to whole-life cost numbers provided exclusively to The Car Expert by our data partner, Clear Vehicle Data.

We don’t have servicing cost data at this time, but you can be confident that it will also be very expensive…

Awards


Trophies, prizes and awards that the McLaren 720S has received

2019

  • World Car Awards – World Performance Car

2018

  • Red Dot Design Awards – Best of the Best

2017

  • evo Awards – Car of the Year
  • Scottish Car of the Year Awards – Sportscar of the Year

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More news, reviews and information about the McLaren 720S at The Car Expert

McLaren unveils 750S after 720S retirement

McLaren unveils 750S after 720S retirement

Special edition McLaren 720S celebrates Le Mans win

Special edition McLaren 720S celebrates Le Mans win

McLaren 720S Spider test drive

McLaren 720S Spider test drive

New cars to look forward to in 2019

New cars to look forward to in 2019

McLaren lifts the lid on new 720S Spider

McLaren lifts the lid on new 720S Spider

Geneva: McLaren 720S stars

Geneva: McLaren 720S stars

McLaren to replace its core Super Series line

McLaren to replace its core Super Series line

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The McLaren 720S received unanimously positive media reviews, with praise for both its incredible performance and everyday usability.McLaren 720S (2017 to 2022)