The new McLaren 2018 McLaren 570S Spider, created to debut in public later this month at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England, brings an outdoor experience to the automaker’s entry level exoticar. By joining the 570S coupe and the 570GT in the Sport Series, the new Spider shares all the basic mechanical elements with this pair, which includes an ultra rigid MonoCell II carbon fiber central frame, 562 horsepower/3.8 7 speed McLaren V8 and SSG turbo twin throttle transmission with launch control.
When the 650S, which replaced the McLaren MP4-12C, came with a P1 inspired exterior, it became clear that the design of the supercar had become McLaren’s new corporate look. Not surprisingly, the smaller 2018 McLaren 570S Spider received a similar front end with slightly larger headlights and a different bumper. But that does not mean that the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider does not have its own style features. The dihedral doors use a “floating tendon” to divide the air flow, channeling it to the side sockets, while the rear section, exclusive to the Sports series, includes flying buttresses and a teardrop shaped glass . A pair of exhaust pipes flanking the diffuser and a new engine hood further distinguish the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider from the 650S. All these details are also present in the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider, identical to the coupe, with the exception of the folding hardtop. But unlike most convertibles, the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider remains true to the coupe’s original design behind the seats. While cars like the Lamborghini Huracan or the Audi R8 have redesigned engine covers, the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider is identical to the coupe. This is also due to the fact that the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider is actually a targa style model and not a true convertible. The upper part is electrically controlled from the driver’s seat by a simple control that folds it under a canvas cover that automatically rises to accommodate the lowered panels. The roof can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds, at a maximum speed of 40 km/h (25 mph). A glass wind deflector can be raised or lowered electrically by pressing a button, providing increased protection at high speeds. The baffle reduces the effect of the wind when the roof is lowered and can be lowered when raised to leave more noise and fresh air in the cab. Owners who want to take full advantage of the V-8’s powerful exhaust note can specify an optional sports system with ESG to channel the sound of the exhaust into the cab through the area under the barrel. McLaren says the retractable hardtop has been designed “to withstand the harshest conditions and is significantly more weather and wear resistant than the fabric”. Despite the more complex construction, the operating mechanism adds only 46 kg to the coupe’s weight.
As you may have guessed, the interior of the 2018 Mclaren 570S Spider is also identical to that of the coupe, plus an infinite free space when the roof is full. Like all McLaren cabinets so far, the 2018 Mclaren 570S Spider has been designed for the driver, with a focus on functionality and visibility. But the new model has also been designed to offer better daily use and a wider space, two very important features in the competition against the popular Porsche 911. The ergonomic design of the cabin offers the most useful space of any McLaren date, combined with a comprehensive information and entertainment system featuring a newly launched digital instrument cluster and a 7 inch touchscreen with climate control, Bluetooth connection and DAB or Sirius digital satellite radio. But is it luxurious enough to compete with 911? Insurance; McLaren offers standard leather trimmed seats, a dashboard and a leather trimmed steering wheel. McLaren offers many customization options, including a wide selection of alcantara, Nappa leather and carbon fiber selections. Also available are an 8 speaker McLaren Audio Plus upgrade system and a 12 speaker, 1280 watt Bowers & Wilkins high end audio system with 1,280 watt surround sound. The British also mention the availability of custom interior specifications similar to those introduced in the 675LT. Customers looking for a driving inspired feeling can change from standard seat to racing units. The 2018 Mclaren 570S Spider could be a convertible, but that does not mean it can not drive a weekend on the race track.
Crowned by a retractable hardtop and custom designed rear body to accommodate this change, the new Spider tilts the scale to 2,895 pounds dry, 101 more than the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider Coupe. However, McLaren Automotive’s executive director, Mike Flewitt, promised that this outboard variant offered “the same exhilarating dynamic performance and outstanding driver participation” to those of his hard shell brother. For the record, this means a sprint time of 0 to 100 km/h and 3.1 identical seconds and a top speed of 204 km/h, although this number is reduced to 196 km/h when the top of the spider is lowered, as well as a large response capacity if the adaptive suspension is activated. in Normal, Sport or Track modes. Proven loader design technology in the McLaren 650S and 675LT Spider models, the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider one touch/2 piece electric hood is made from lightweight composite materials and can be recycled in just 15 seconds at 25 mph. In the event of a fall, it is neatly stored under an electrical compartment, while the glass baffle can be raised or lowered to help reduce wind noise.
The price of the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider in the United States starts at $ 208,800, which represents a premium of $ 23,900 on the coupe, which sells for $ 184,900. In the UK, the sports car costs £ 164,750 in the UK, a premium of £ 21,500, or 15% on the coupe.