In most cases, there’ll be a marginal difference in the output and performance figures of the drop-top version of a sports car, due to some added weight of the roof mechanism. But that isn’t the case here.
Although the 570S Spider weighs 46 kg more than its coupe sibling, the numbers are identical. The 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 makes 570 PS (562 hp) @ 7,500 rpm and 600 Nm of torque between 5,000 rpm and 6,500 rpm. If you didn’t find that interesting, then look at the performance figures. 0 – 100 km/h sprint happens in 3.2 seconds, and top speed is 328 km/h, same as the coupe.
With the roof down, the spider can reach 315 km/h. The retractable hardtop which adds 46 kg, can be opened or closed in 15 seconds, at speeds of up to 40 km/h.
McLaren says that the extended carbon fibre rear spoiler is 12 mm higher than the coupe to compensate the change in body shape.
Double-wishbone suspension all-round with steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars are calibrated to the same exacting specification as the coupe. The driver can choose from Normal, Sport or Track modes, for progressively softer or firmer suspension, added the official statement.
Rest of the features such as the 10-inch TFT main instrument cluster and a centrally mounted 7-inch IRIS touchscreen, 6-way or optional 8-way adjustable electric memory seats, Nappa leather or optional Alcantara, are all there.
Three new exterior colours – Curacao Blue, Vega Blue and Sicilian Yellow join the existing Sports Series palette, giving Spider customers a choice of 20 colours in total.
A new, 10-spoke lightweight forged alloy wheel design (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) has been crafted as an option for the 570S Spider. For further differentiation, a new brake caliper colour, Liquid Black, is also available.
The 570S Spider will make its public debut on 29th June at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex, UK, and the first cars are scheduled to be delivered in August.
Prices start at £164,750 in UK.