The McLaren 570S Spider is the British carmaker’s latest convertible sports car. Made in Woking, England, the 570S Spider brings supercar attributes such as carbon-fibre construction, a mid-engined layout and extreme performance at the lower end of the convertible sports car range.
The rear-wheel drive 570S Spider is the third body style in McLaren's Sports Series portfolio, lining up alongside the Coupe and the GT.
The carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis does not suffer any reduction in stiffness in convertible guise, or require any additional structural actions.
The electrically operated roof folds beneath a tonneau cover that rises automatically to accommodate the lowered panels. The roof can be opened or closed in 15 seconds, at speeds of up to 40kmph.
According to McLaren, the retractable hardtop is significantly more weather and fade resistant than fabric while it’s operating mechanism adds 46kg to the weight of the Spider.
The Spider is powered by the same 570bhp/600Nm 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8 engine, with an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 419bhp-per-tonne.
Combined with a seven-speed gearbox featuring launch control, the result is a sports convertible with supercar acceleration from standstill to 100kmph in 3.2 seconds and to 200kmph in just 9.6 seconds.
Top speed is 328kmph with the roof in place - identical to the 570S Coupe - and with the roof lowered, the new Spider can reach 315kmph.
Electro-hydraulically assisted power steering, carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres are standard on the 570S Spider.
On sale now at over 80 McLaren dealers worldwide, each 570S Spider is hand-assembled at McLaren’s production centre in Woking, England