McLaren Unveils 570S Spider at Goodwood
Being revealed at the upcoming Goodwood Festival of Speed, the McLaren 570S Spider’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine with seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox produces a class-leading 562hp.
The new McLaren 570S Spider combines the exceptional dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupe with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring.
Hand-assembled in Woking, England, the 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider ever and brings supercar attributes such as carbon-fiber construction, a mid-engined layout and extreme performance for the first time to the luxury sports convertible segment.
It is priced at (US) $208,000 and will be unveiled June 29 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.
The two-seat, rear-wheel drive 570S Spider is the third bodystyles in McLaren’s Sports Series portfolio, lining up alongside the 570S Coupe and the 570GT.
Compared to the Coupe, the 570S Spider adds a neatly integrated, retractable hardtop that when lowered delivers an even more immersive and exhilarating driving experience.
The two-piece roof – which is engineered using technology proven in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models – is constructed of lightweight composite panels and creates a purposeful, sleek appearance whether raised or lowered.
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Positioned behind the driver, the twin-turbocharged McLaren M838TE engine produces 562 hp and torque of 443 lb ft.
In combination with a rapid yet smooth seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox featuring Launch Control technology, the result is a luxury sports convertible with supercar acceleration from standstill to 60 mph (100km/h) in 3.1 seconds and to 124 mph (200km/h) in just 9.6 seconds.
Top speed is 204 mph (328 km/h) with the roof in place – identical to the 570S Coupe – and even with the roof lowered, the new Spider can reach 196 mph (315 km/h).