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McLaren 720S

(2017 – present)

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 are working on a separate page for this model so be sure to check back again soon.

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. The only cautionary point is that all of the reviews published on the 720S were written before any journalists had driven the new Ferrari F8 Tributo, so their scores may well be adjusted as comparisons with the Ferrari are made in coming months.

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

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

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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.

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The McLaren 720S has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Again, it’s pretty unlikely that it will ever happen but, if it does, we’ll be sure to upload the details here.


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


  • World Car Awards – World Performance Car


  • Red Dot Design Awards – Best of the Best


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

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