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McLaren 720S

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Summary


The McLaren 720S is mid-engined supercar available as both a coupé and convertible (720S Spider). The 720S forms 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, is 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 have received unanimously positive reviews from the UK motoring media (which is not all that surprising, really). There has been plenty praise for both its incredible performance and everyday usability.

As of March 2022, the McLaren 720S has an excellent Expert Rating of 87%, which is one of the top scores of all the 360+ cars in our database – but still a point behind the Ferrari F8 Tributo.

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Key specifications


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

Launched: Spring 2017
Last updated: Summer 2020
Replacement due: TBA


Media reviews


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

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Safety rating


Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

No safety rating

As of March 2022, the McLaren Super Series (720S and 765LT) has not been crash tested by Euro NCAP. Based on its price and exclusivity, it’s unlikely to happen.

Eco rating


Independent economy and emissions ratings from Green NCAP

No eco rating

As of March 2022, the McLaren Super Series (720S and 765LT) has not been lab tested by Green NCAP. It’s not likely to ever happen, so you’ll just have to imagine how eco-friendly a twin-turbocharged petrol V8 supercar is likely to be…

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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McLaren 720SThe McLaren 720S has received unanimously positive media reviews, with praise for both its incredible performance and everyday usability.