The McLaren 570S Spider is exactly what you need if the standard 570S is such a bore for daily trips under the sun, who needs a fixed roof when you can hear the wind gust and engine roar behind your ears? Not me.
This right here is the fourth variant of the McLaren Sport Series range; stacking the lineup next to the 540C, 570S Coupe and 570GT.
McLaren fitted the 570S with a retractable two-piece hardtop unit that is built using lightweight composite panels – similar to what you would find in the 657LT Spider and the 650S Spider. Drool much?
Expect the Mclaren 570s Spider to lose its top in 15 seconds during speeds of up to 25mph at the push of a button. You also get an operable wind deflector that helps out during poor weather conditions. What about Aural drama? Yup, plenty of it exists.
It’s all thanks to the 3.8-liter twin turbo V8 engine that produces 562bhp and 442lb ft of torque, enabling the 570S Spider to accelerate from 0-62mph (100 km/h) in just 3.2 seconds and from 0-124 mph in 9.6 seconds. Put the roof back on and the car will top out at 204 mph compared to when the roof is down.
The underpinnings remain unchanged; the MonoCell II Carbon fiber tub is the same, the double wishbone suspension, the electro-hydraulic steering, adaptive damping, brake steer and all the rest of the 570S goodies are still there too.
It weighs 46kg more than the standard 570S but accelerates the same, not much sacrifice going on here if you ask us.
Some changes on the rear include a new spoiler that is 12mm taller than the coupe version due to the changes in body design to accommodate the retractable roof.
How much, dear sir? That would be £164k, hurry up and buy one of 400 Mclaren 570s Spider ‘launch edition’ models before they run out. Head on to the Goodwood Festival of Speed for a world premiere. Did we mention you could hit 196mph with the roof down? Yea, go buy a Mclaren 570s Spider right now!