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    2021 McLaren 720S Spider Review

    As a professional car reviewer, every once in a while I get a really special car, a supercar as a matter of fact.  Such is the case with the 2021 McLaren 720S Spider I spent three days with week.  I’ve been blessed to have had some amazing cars for review, but this is the chart topper.

    Performance and Handling

    Let’s talk about what sits in the middle of the car, just behind the driver.  It is a 4.0-liter V8 with twin-turbos, putting out a whopping 710-horses and 568-pound feet of torque.  This beast will take you from a dead stop to 60- miles per hour in 2.8 seconds according to McLaren, but it will actually do a little better, trust me.  If you keep accelerating, the rear-wheel drive 720S Spider will take you up to 212-miles per hour, which I cannot verify.    

    Adding to the performance is a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission.  The shifting up or down is quick and decisive.  In fact, the transmission shifts quicker than you can hit the shift paddles on the steering wheel, but I like the feel of control shifting it myself.  Either way, it’s a rush.