McLaren 720S MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler now available in North America

28 Aug 2019

McLaren Automotive, the creator of luxury high performance sportscars and supercars, is pleased to announce the 720S MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler is now available for both the 720S Coupe and Spider in North America. Previously available as a factory option for new vehicles, the 720S MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler now allows customers without this option configured at production to upgrade their vehicle and match other existing visual carbon fibre exterior elements.

The spoiler on the McLaren 720S plays a large role in the super car’s overall balance and handling. The full-width spoiler with airbrake functionality has an optimized motion to improve the downforce efficiency and is automatically activated to either decrease drag or increase downforce, or act as an airbrake to enhance vehicle balance under heavy braking. Aerodynamic efficiency, the ratio between downforce and drag, is more than double that of the McLaren 650S, and the overall result is a car that is superbly balanced and gives the driver confidence to push harder through the fastest corners found on a racetrack.

The wing, which is hydraulically operated, also has airbrake functionality, giving it three main operational positions:

  • Driver downforce (from 70% to 80% wing deployment, depending on speed), is engaged when the Aero button is pushed and delivers the necessary downforce and balance to guarantee optimal performance during cornering
  • DRS (30% wing deployment) delivers drag reduction when accelerating in a straight line and up to maximum speed
  • High Speed Braking (100% airbrake deployment in less than 0.5sec), the wing, fully deployed, shifts the aero-balance by 20% to improve high speed braking stability and overall braking distances

Now available in visual carbon fibre – the rear spoiler can match other exterior visual carbon fibre options, such as the available Exterior Carbon Fibre Pack 1, which includes the hood air intakes, rear fender air intakes and door mirror casings, Exterior Carbon Fibre Pack 2, which includes the front splitter and rear bumper lower, and Exterior Carbon Fibre Pack 3, which includes the front air intakes and roof.

“As pioneers of carbon fibre use in the automotive industry dating back to 1981, carbon fibre is a core part of McLaren’s DNA and has been found in every road car we’ve produced since 1994,” said Tony Joseph, President, McLaren North America. “In addition to the carbon fibre chassis, which is the heart of all McLaren sports and supercars, carbon fibre can be utilized in other areas as well. Visual carbon fibre not only looks great, but can offer weight savings, which is very important to many McLaren customers and automotive enthusiasts.”

Featuring a two year warranty, the 720S MSO Defined Carbon Fibre Active Rear Spoiler is available now for $9,717.07 (USD) through McLaren retailers, and is avaialble for both the 720S coupe, as well as the new 720S Spider, a no compromise convertible that combines the thrill of open-air driving with unparalleled Super Series dynamic performance and sophistication.

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About McLaren Automotive:

McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.

Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.

Launched in 2010, the company is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.


The company has defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series, Ultimate Series and Motorsport which are retailed through over 80 retailers in more than 30 markets around the world.

McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993  it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.

Announced at Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2018, the company’s Track25 business plan will see it invest £1.2billion in research and development to deliver 18 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2025.

In 2018, the company launched the 600LT and the first two cars of Track25, the McLaren Speedtail, the next Ultimate Series, and McLaren’s first ever Hyper-GT, and 720S Spider. It also opened a new £50m McLaren Composites Technology Centre in the Sheffield region in the North of England that will see it produce the next generation of lightweight carbon fibre ‘tubs’ that are at the heart of all McLaren cars.

2019 saw McLaren launch the 600LT Spider confirmed as the third car of Track25, with a new GT car announced and the previously-confirmed track-only Senna GTR unveiled.

To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise, technology and solutions. These include Richard Mille, Pirelli, Dell Technologies, Ashurst, AkzoNobel and OnePlus.

McLaren Group:
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury automotive and technology and comprises three businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.

Further information:

Roger Ormisher
Vice President, Communications & PR | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 714 501 8137

Laura Tilley
Public Relations Manager | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 765 517 2186

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