A Light Touch
The front of the 570S Spider is strikingly low, creating a poised stance that emphasises the mid-engined layout. The crisp contours of the bonnet pierce the air and channel it over fluid, sculpted surfaces towards the side intakes and rear of the car.
The forged alloy wheels shown here have been specially designed for the Spider. Lightweight and extra strong, they’re supplied with high-grip Pirelli P Zero™ Corsa tyres to deliver even faster cornering, improved traction and better braking.
Perhaps the first and last design element other drivers will notice is the McLaren speedmark. Both the high-intensity LED headlights and the slimline LED tail lights are fashioned in the shape of this distinctive McLaren symbol. Despite the advanced mechanism that makes the roof completely disappear into the car, 52 litres of luggage space is available at the rear when the roof is up. Another 150 litres is at the front, making the Spider an ideal choice for that long weekend away.
An unintended benefit of the 570S Spider is that more people can appreciate the elegant interior when the roof is down. It features the finest hand-stitched leather, satin-chrome highlights and a ‘floating’ centre console. The result is an environment where you feel fully engaged to exploit the Spider’s inspiring performance, while being equally at ease to enjoy the exceptional comfort on longer journeys.
As eye-catching as it is, the interior follows McLaren’s design philosophy of ‘Everything for a reason’. Controls are positioned for maximum ease of use and minimum distraction. This exquisite and uncluttered interior is designed for pure driving engagement.
The Bowers & Wilkins 12-speaker surround system offers enhanced sound beyond the standard 4-speaker 240W audio system. Driven by a 14-channel 1280W amplifier it delivers crystal clear music through two carbon fibre Rohacell sub-bass woofers, five Kevlar mid-range drive units, and five aluminium Nautilus tweeters.
A seven-inch touchscreen accesses the intuitive McLaren IRIS infotainment system. Tap and swipe to control your settings, from satellite navigation to climate control, from voice activation to optional rear-view camera.
The all-aluminium twin-turbocharged engine is mounted extremely low in the chassis behind the driver for enhanced agility and delivers a class-leading 570PS.
The seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox can be used in Auto mode for maximum convenience, or controlled via steering-wheel-mounted rocker-shift paddles for manual gear selection.
All the performance of the Coupé plus the extra exhilaration of open-air driving. The 570S Spider brings you closer to the elements in a design that’s equally stunning with the roof up or down. Using the same mechanism as our supercars, the lightweight retractable hardtop takes just 15 seconds to disappear neatly.
The 570S Spider stops as impressively as it accelerates. Carbon ceramic brakes fitted with 6-piston calipers at the front and four-pistons at the rear need only 32 metres to take the Spider from 100km/h to standstill.