2018 McLaren 570S Spider drops its top

McLaren has unveiled the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider, which it describes as the most “attainable McLaren Spider ever.” The 2018 570S Spider is the third model in McLaren’s Sports Series lineup, following the 570S Coupé and the GT models.

The 2018 McLaren 570S Spider is priced at $208,800

Compared to the 570S Coupé, the 570S Spider features an integrated, retractable hardtop. The two-piece roof – which is engineered using technology proven in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models – is constructed of lightweight composite panels. The roof can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds, at speeds of up to 25 mph. Plus a glazed wind deflector can be electrically raised or lowered at the push of a button.

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McLaren is quick to point out that the there are no performance compromises versus the 570S Coupé. The carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis does not suffer any reduction in strength or stiffness in convertible guise or require any additional structural actions.

“The McLaren 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider to date and adds yet another dimension to the McLaren Sports Series family,” stated Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive. “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.”

The 570S Spider is powered by a 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine that is mated to a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The V8 generates 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft. of torque and gives the 570S Spider a 0-62 mph time of 3.2 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph. With the top down the top speed drops slightly to 196 mph.

The 2018 McLaren 570S Spider will make its public debut on June 29th at the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in August. Pricing in the US will start at $208,800.

Source: McLaren

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