McLaren has revealed a drop-top spider variant of its entry-level 570S mid-engine supercar, dubbed as the “most attainable” McLaren Spider ever that brings supercar attributes such as carbon-fibre construction, a mid-engined layout and extreme performance in a luxury sports convertible.
The dropt-top uses an electrically operated, two-part folding roof mechanism which is similar to the one fitted to the 650S and 675LT Spiders. The retractable roof takes 15sec to open or close and can be operated when the car is moving at up to 25mph.
The McLaren 570S Spider is powered by a 562hp, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine which helps it go from 0 to 60mph in 3.1 seconds and reach a top speed of 204mph. The performance numbers are identical to the coupe version except for the top speed with the top down which drops down to 196mph. McLaren says the first 400 570S Spiders will be “launch edition models” and is available with a starting price of $208,000 – that’s $20,000 more than the coupe. The 570S Spider will be available in three new exterior color options of Curacao Blue, Vega Blue and Sicilian Yellow along with the existing sports series palette.
Available to order now at McLaren retailers worldwide, the 570S Spider will make its public debut on Thursday, June 29 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in West Sussex, UK, and the first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in August.