McLaren Sports Series portfolio has been extended with the droptop version of the 570S, which the British manufacturer says is a "convertible without compromise". The 570S Spider, the most attainable McLaren yet, is hand-assembled in England and has supercar attributes such as carbon-fibre construction and a mid-engined layout. It will be a two-seat, rear-wheel-drive convertible with "extreme performance".
The 570S Spider gets a retractable two-piece hardtop roof, which is engineered using technology used and proven in the 650S and 675LT Spider models. The roof can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds, at vehicle speeds of up to 40km/h. The chassis is the same carbon fibre MonoCell II that is also used in the 570S Coupe and the GT.
“The McLaren 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider to date and adds yet another dimension to the McLaren Sports Series family. This is a convertible without compromise; its mid-engined layout and carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis guarantee the same thrilling dynamic performance and exceptional driver involvement enjoyed in a 570S Coupé, but with the added attraction of a retractable hard-top that delivers the extra exhilaration of roof-down motoring,” Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive said.
The 570S is powered by a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged McLaren M838TE V8 engine which produces 562 hp at 7,500 rpm and torque of 600 Nm between 5,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm, that is paired to seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox. It also gets launch control, and does 0-100 km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200 km/h in 9.6 seconds. The 570S Spider is capable of a top speed of 328 km/h with the roof in place, similar to the Coupe, and with the roof down, it does 315 km/h. McLaren claim the 570S Spider returns official fuel economy of 10.7 litres/100km.
McLaren 570S Spider is available to order for now, and will make its public debut on 29th June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed to be held in West Sussex, UK. The first deliveries of customer cars will begin in August.