Everyone loves a good supercar: gorgeous, aerodynamic, laughably out of reach for almost everyone on the planet. We love to drool over photos of these cars, fully aware that we’ll probably never drive one. McLaren wants to change that perception with the release of the 2018 570S Spider, calling it the “most attainable” sports car ever.
This model is the third body type in McLaren’s Sport series portfolio, which includes the 570S Coupe and the 570GT. (We last saw the 570S Coupe at the 2015 New York Auto Show, and were appropriately bowled over by it.) The 570S Spider will make its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which will be held in the UK June 29th–July 2nd.
The 570S Spider is motivated by a 562-horsepower, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine. The 0–60 mph comes in 3.1 seconds with a top speed of 204 mph. Those acceleration specs are a fraction slower than the 675LT Spider, but identical to the 570S Coupe. One of the neatest features is the 570S Spider’s retractable, hardtop roof that takes 15 seconds to open or close and can be engaged at vehicle speeds of up 25 mph. Top speed with the top down is 196 mph, so hang on to your hat.
McLaren says the first 400 units of the 570S Spider will be “launch edition models,” and will be priced at $208,000 each. That’s almost $200,000 less than the 675LT Spider and $120,000 less than the 650S Spider. So attainable! The convertible comes in two colors: “Sicilian Yellow” and “Vega Blue.”