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Car Review : McLaren 750S Spider 2024

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New for 2024, the McLaren 750S is an evolution of the 720S. McLaren says some 30% of the parts are new, but you’d need a sharp eye — and a parts catalog — to identify them. While the brand’s smaller and cheaper Artura faces the future with a plug-in hybrid twin-turbo V6, the 750S is the 2024 equivalent of old-school with its 4.0-liter V8. Twin turbochargers are the featured powertrain tech in the 750S, but McLaren has employed those on every car it’s built since reentering the road-car game with the MP4-12C in 2011.

Competitors to consider

The 750S has few natural predators for the moment, even by the typically sparse standards of the supercar class. Ferrari’s only mid-engine V8 is the all-wheel-drive plug-in hybrid SF90, which starts north of $500,000. The V10-powered Lamborghini Huracán is dead, with a replacement due for 2025. McLaren’s own Artura and the Ferrari 296 are the 750S’ most direct competitors. Both use twin-turbocharged V6s, though hybrid assistance means neither car suffers from a shortage of power. If you’re interested in greater long-haul comfort, check out the McLaren GTS, which shares its powertrain and much of its structure with the 750S. And those without McLaren money can get 8,000-rpm mid-engine-exotic feel and performance for a fraction of the price in the Chevrolet Corvette Z06.

McLaren 750S Spider models

The McLaren 750S is a two-door supercar available as a coupe and a folding-hardtop convertible, the latter of which McLaren calls a Spider. Both body styles use the same twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V8, which generates 740 horsepower and 590 lb-ft of torque and is mated to a seven-speed automatic transmission. There are no trim levels on the 750S, per se, but an extensive options list with numerous five-figure selections means a buyer wouldn’t have to try too hard to loft the sticker price above $400,000.

Standard equipment on both the 750S coupe and Spider includes:

19-inch front wheels

20-inch rear wheels

Active rear spoiler

Keyless entry and start

Alcantara upholstery

7-inch touchscreen

Wired Apple CarPlay

Four speakers

Front and rear parking sensors

Nose lift (raises the front of the car to clear speed bumps and driveway transitions)

Car cover

Battery charger (keeps the car battery from draining during prolonged storage)

Notable options on the McLaren 750S coupe and Spider include:

High-performance street and track tires

Upgraded brakes for track use

Numerous exterior pieces in exposed carbon fiber

Thicker windshield and rear-window glass for reduced interior sound levels

Two types of sport seats

Heated, power-adjustable seats

12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins audio system

360-degree parking camera (gives you a top-down view of the 750S and its surroundings in tight parking situations)

 
 
 

 
 
 

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