The 2019 McLaren 720S Spider is the latest supercar to come out of the fabled British automaker. The company built its reputation on the race track. Founded by Bruce McLaren in 1966, McLaren vehicles have competed and won in Formula 1, IndyCar, Can-Am, Grand Prix, and other major series, with such legendary names as Nikki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, James Hunt, and Lewis Hamilton behind the wheel.
The 1993 McLaren F1 was the company’s first road car. Pristine examples of the F1 are currently valued at $15 million and up when they come to auction. The current lineup of McLaren road cars includes the GT, Sport Series, Super Series, and Ultimate Series vehicles. The 720S Spider is in the Super Series, along with the 720S Coupe. The opportunity to spend a few days with this supercar, interspersed with our usual diet of economy cars and SUVs, was a delicious treat to be savored. Here's what we learned.