The McLaren 570S Spider is a sports car designed and built by McLaren Automotive. The original McLaren 570S was unveiled at the 2015 New York International Motor Show. The mid-engined, rear-wheel-drive and two-passengers car was later revealed at the 2017 Goodwood Festival of Speed event as the McLaren 570S Spider, literally the convertible version of the 570S.
Unlike other convertibles, the 570S Spider has the same performance and power as the coupe version and you get to enjoy the open-air driving alongside. There are few supercars on the market that gives you complete satisfaction at a very reasonable price and the 570S Spider is among them. The lower-priced Sports Series line of McLaren which consists of the original 570S and the rather more practical 570GT has a new addition and it is the 570S Spider.
As many people say that all McLarens look mostly the same, well, I cannot completely disagree with that. But, one thing is for sure, every curve, every little detail on a McLaren has its feature and use. The 570S Spider is another great example, its looks being completely similar to the original 570S but it follows the McLaren’s philosophy of ‘Everything for a reason’.
One thing that is completely new on the new 570S Spider except the folding hardtop is the new set of alloy wheels. The forged aluminium alloy wheels have been completely redesigned for the Spider. The new wheels are not only lightweight but they are also super strong. Wrapped around them are high-grip Pirelli P-Zero Corsa tyres. This powerful duo makes the car go around corners even faster. This combination brings a huge improvement in traction as well as braking.
A signature design on every McLaren is the dihedral doors. While this design makes the car looks much more beautiful and expensive, this design also makes getting in and out of the car easier and makes it much easier to get in and out in tight spaces. This beautiful design also directs air into the side intakes to the radiators.
Now coming to the interior of the McLaren 570S Spider, one thing that everyone will notice, is the fact that it is like most of the other McLaren cars’ interior. The interior is rather simple, very neat and it has all the controls and buttons where you would want them to be. In fact, all of the controls inside the car is positioned for easy use and to reduce distraction while driving. Once again, let me remind you that McLaren follows its design philosophy very well, ‘Everything for a reason’.
The seven-inch advanced touchscreen display lets you control almost everything, from climate control to satellite navigation to (optional) rear-view camera. You can get an upgrade from a standard four-speaker audio system to a Bowers and Wilkins twelve-speaker. This upgrade delivers crystal clear music through the entire cabin.
This powerful engine makes 562 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque. While these figures might not look that extraordinary but keep in mind that the McLaren 570S Spider weighs only 1498 kg (3303 lbs). The car will accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 3.0s flat and it will reach 100 mph in 6.2s. The 570S Spider will do a standing quarter mile in just 10.8s. It has a top speed of 204 mph (328 km/h). These figures confirm that the 570S Spider is worth to be on the supercars list.
The McLaren 570S Spider is equipped with a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic with manual shifting mode transmission. The shifting is instant and it responds as soon as you flip the paddle. The handling, as in all McLaren, is always complimentary. The steering wheel does the job as you would expect it. There is no vagueness whatsoever. It is precise and it always makes you feel connected to the car and to the road. The steering wheel is neither light nor heavy.
McLaren said that the first 400 units will be ‘launch edition models’ and they will be priced at $208,000. Let’s compare this price to other McLaren models. The McLaren 650S Spider is $120,000 more than this and the McLaren 675LT Spider is almost $200,000 more. In other words, the McLaren 570S Spider is so attainable.
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