McLaren 570S Spider Makes its Australian Debut
McLaren Automotive unveiled its latest model in the Sports Series family – the McLaren 570S Spider. 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.
The two-seat, rear-wheel drive 570S Spider is the third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sports Series portfolio, lining up alongside the Coupé and the GT. Compared to the Coupé, 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 sleek appearance whether raised or lowered.
Most importantly, there are no performance compromises versus the 570S Coupé, with the Spider maintaining the same electrifying pace, dynamic excellence and impressive refinement thanks to its 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine with seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox producing a class-leading 570PS and 600Nm.
The carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis at the heart of all Sports Series cars does not suffer any reduction in strength or stiffness in convertible guise, or require any additional structural actions. This has allowed McLaren engineers to design and develop the 570S Spider without concerns that are potentially a significant issue with steel or aluminium structures.
Deliveries of the McLaren 570S Spider will commence in Australia in late 2017, priced from AUD$435,750 plus on-roads.