On Wednesday, composite industry trailblazer McLaren unveiled its all-new McLaren 570S Spider. 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. The company says that the Spider, has “no performance compromises versus the 570S Coupé.”
One of the many McLaren technologies the Sports Series shares with its Formula 1™ cousins is its carbon fibre construction. Its immense rigidity and strength means that – unlike most other convertibles – the 570S Spider requires no additional stiffening of the chassis. McLaren adds that the roof is also made with CFRP.
“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,” McLaren says. “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 purposeful, sleek appearance whether raised or lowered. “
Customers can choose from standard six-way-adjustable or optional eight-way adjustable electric memory seats, with Nappa leather or performance-oriented Alcantara® trim available at additional cost. Lightweight carbon-fibre-shelled sports seats, the same as those fitted to the McLaren P1™, can also be specified.
Each 570S Spider will be hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England. The car is available to order now from more than 80 McLaren retailers worldwide, and will make its public debut on June 29 at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, West Sussex, U.K. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in August.