Press Kit: McLaren 570S Spider

Documents: McLaren 570S Spider

General

McLaren 570S Spider: a Convertible without Compromise

  • All the high-performance dynamic attributes and refinement of 570S Coupé with the added exhilaration of open-air driving
  • Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sports Series product family, alongside Coupé and GT
  • Retractable hardtop using technology proven in McLaren 650S and 675LT Spiders
  • Just 101lb weight premium over 570S Coupé and structural rigidity unchanged
  • Roof takes just 15 seconds to open or close, at vehicle speeds of up to 25mph
  • Electrically-operated, glazed rear window/wind deflector
  • Unique-in-class combination of carbon fiber construction, mid-engined drivetrain layout and McLaren dihedral doors
  • Extended rear spoiler is .5 inches higher than Coupé’s to compensate for change in body shape
  • 8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine with seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox produces a class-leading 562hp and 443 lb ft of torque
  • Acceleration from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and 204mph top speed are identical to 570S Coupé. Top speed with roof down is 196mph
  • First 400 Spiders built are launch edition models, following success of 720S launch edition
  • Available to order now, priced from $208,800 (USA)

The new McLaren 570S Spider combines the exceptional dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. 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 purposeful, sleek appearance whether closed 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. 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. 

“The McLaren 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider to date and adds yet another dimension to the McLaren Sports Series family. This is a convertible without compromise; its mid-engined layout and carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis guarantee the same thrilling dynamic performance and exceptional driver involvement enjoyed in a 570S Coupé, but with the added attraction of a retractable hardtop that delivers the extra exhilaration of roof-down motoring.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

Electrically operated from the driver’s seat using one simple control, the roof folds effortlessly to stow beneath a beautifully crafted tonneau cover that rises automatically to accommodate the lowered panels and returns to its closed position with the assistance of soft-close technology. The roof can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds, at vehicle speeds of up to 25mph.

A glazed wind deflector can be electrically closed or lowered at the push of a button, providing further versatility with the roof up or down. The deflector reduces wind-buffeting when the roof is down and if desired can be lowered when the roof is closed to allow additional sound and fresh air into the cabin. Owners wanting to enjoy even more of the distinctive exhaust note of the new Spider can specify an optional sports system that channels exhaust sound towards the cabin, via the area beneath the tonneau cover.

The retractable hardtop is designed to withstand the severest conditions and is significantly more weather and fade resistant than fabric, yet with its operating mechanism adds just 101lbs to the weight of the Spider; this is the only variance in weight between the new convertible and the 570S Coupé.

Supercar performance

The combination of lightweight carbon fiber construction and an incredibly potent 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine, means that the new 570S Spider is both more powerful and lighter than comparable convertibles, with an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 413hp (419PS) per tonne (lightest dry weight).

Positioned behind the driver, the twin-turbocharged McLaren M838TE engine produces 562hp at 7,500rpm and torque of 443 lb ft between 5,000rpm and 6,500rpm. In combination with a rapid yet smooth seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox featuring Launch Control technology, the result is a luxury sports convertible with supercar acceleration from standstill to 60mph in 3.1 seconds and to 124mph in just 9.6 seconds. 

Top speed is 204mph with the roof in place – identical to the 570S Coupé – and even with the roof lowered, the new Spider can reach 196mph. Complementing this extreme performance is a stop-start system that contributes to overall efficiency; the 570S Spider returns official fuel economy of 16mpg city, 23mpg highway and 19mpg combined.

Exceptional body control

McLaren’s new Spider employs racecar-style, double-wishbone suspension all-round, with steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars calibrated to the same exacting specification as the 570S Coupé. Body control is exceptional and the overall drive incredibly pure and rewarding, while retaining impressive comfort. Accessing the Active Dynamics Panel adds another level of personal choice, allowing the driver to choose from Normal, Sport or Track modes for progressively softer or firmer suspension. This versatility ensures that the Spider is as at ease in everyday use as it is on a track.

Electro-hydraulically-assisted power steering, carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli P ZERO™ CORSA tires are standard, while the latest chassis software both enhances the driving experience and increases safety. Developed originally for Formula 1™, Brake Steer aids cornering and reduces understeer by subtly applying braking force to the inside rear wheel as the driver turns in to a corner. Performance Traction Control calibrated by McLaren provides precise control in extreme situations, while the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system includes a ‘Dynamic’ mode with reduced intervention and increased ‘driftability’, allowing drivers to enjoy the 570S Spider’s dynamic potential with confidence.

Tailored design

The breathtaking body design is enhanced by a rear spoiler, finished in Dark Palladium grey (a visible carbon fiber finish is available at additional cost via McLaren Special Operations) and is .5 inches taller than the rear spoiler of the 570S Coupé. The higher spoiler provides additional downforce to offset the aerodynamic changes resulting from the Spider having a different rear upper body design, ensuring exceptional aerodynamic balance overall that is the equal of the Coupé.

Designed around a perfect driving position that puts the driver at the center of the action, the sophisticated cabin blends exceptional levels of craftsmanship, quality and technology; hand-stitched leather on the seats, door casings, dashboard and center console sits side-by-side with a 10-inch TFT main instrument cluster and a centrally-mounted, 7-inch IRIS touchscreen through which climate control and infotainment functionality are managed.

Customers can choose from standard six-way-adjustable or optional eight-way adjustable electric memory seats, with luxurious Nappa leather or performance-oriented Alcantara® trim available at additional cost. Lightweight carbon fiber-shelled sports seats, inspired by those fitted to the McLaren P1™, can also be specified.

Three new exterior colors celebrate the Spider’s introduction, with Curacao Blue, Vega Blue and Sicilian Yellow joining the existing Sports Series palette and giving Spider customers a choice of 20 colors in total. The new hues dramatically showcase the complex forms of the aluminium bodywork and unique-in-class dihedral doors, particularly when combined for added visual impact with an optional Dark Palladium grey contrast finish on the roof, windscreen pillars and rear buttresses.

An all-new, 10-spoke lightweight forged alloy wheel design (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) has been created as an option for the new 570S Spider. For further differentiation, a new brake caliper colour, Liquid Black, is also available.

Available to order now from more than 80 McLaren retailers worldwide, each 570S Spider is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England.

Design purity

  • Lightweight, aluminium bodywork enables beautifully-sculpted surfaces, informed by aerodynamic requirements and attributes
  • Two-piece retractable hardtop maintains design purity of Coupé when closed and introduces a dramatic visual signature when open, accentuating the way in which the aluminium body panels ‘wrap around’ the cabin
  • Three new exterior colors celebrate the launch of the 570S Spider, with the retractable roof finished either in body color or contrast Dark Palladium grey

“Maintaining the purity of the Sports Series’ form language was crucial when designing the 570S Spider and a retractable hardtop rather than a fabric roof was key to achieving this. The Spider has a purposeful, dramatic silhouette, roof up or down, but with the roof lowered beneath the tonneau deck the car also has a real sense of fun that perfectly captures and reflects the way it drives.”
Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive

The new McLaren 570S Spider combines breathtaking visual design with optimized airflow management to fully embrace aerodynamic requirements, giving McLaren’s latest convertible the performance to match its striking looks. A retractable hardtop – rather than a fabric roof – ensures that the car loses nothing visually to the Coupé, with the roof up or down. 

Aluminium bodywork shrink-wrapped around a powerful mechanical package gives an athletic appearance with instantly recognizable McLaren styling cues and a clear McLaren Sports Series identity. Key design elements include a teardrop-shaped cabin, unique-in-class dihedral doors and distinctive LED lighting front and rear, with the Daylight Running Lights recreating the signature McLaren Speedmark badge.

Maintaining the purity of the 570S Coupé’s silhouette was imperative for McLaren designers and from the earliest days of the project retractable hardtop technology – already proven in McLaren Super Series Spiders – was identified as the ideal solution.

When the 570S Spider’s retractable roof is closed, its lines mirror those of the Coupé, giving a flowing, uncluttered appearance. With the roof open, the silhouette is equally dramatic, additional attention being drawn to the two distinctive buttresses that taper into the bodywork either side of the mid-mounted, V8 engine.

The two-piece composite roof can be opened in just 15 seconds and at speeds of up to 25mph. This is particularly useful if traffic lights change mid-way through roof operation, or weather conditions alter unexpectedly on a busy road. The powered roof folds neatly and quietly out of sight beneath a hard tonneau cover to provide a sensory open-air experience and even greater enjoyment of the intoxicating exhaust note of the V8 engine. 

Shrink-wrapped bodywork

The front of the 570S Spider is strikingly low, creating a poised stance that emphasises the mid-engined layout while also ensuring aerodynamic efficiency and exceptional forward visibility. The crisp contours of the hood pierce the air and channel it over fluid, sculpted surfaces towards the side intakes and rear of the car. The headlights reference McLaren’s Speedmark logo, sweeping dramatically around the light clusters and down into aggressive aero blades either side of the front splitter.

Every McLaren since the iconic McLaren F1 of the 1990s has been distinguished by dihedral doors. Unique in the sports car segment, the doors swing forwards and upwards when opened, providing easy access to the luxurious, driver-focused cabin. The doors are sculpted to increase performance, with intricate ‘floating’ tendons channeling air to high-temperature radiators through feather-shaped air intakes.

At the rear of the new Spider, muscular haunches wrap over the 20-inch alloy wheels, before merging to form a level rear deck. The rear bumper features ‘open’ elements and an aggressive diffuser, showcasing the technical beauty evident in all Sport Series models. Ultra-thin LED light blades trace the contours of the rear bodywork for a visual signature that suggests the rear light unit is ’floating’.

The rear spoiler stands .5 inches taller than the Coupé’s, generating additional downforce to offset the difference in the Spider’s body shape resulting from it having conventional buttresses rather than the flying buttresses of the Coupé. A roll-over protection system incorporates a steel structure neatly packaged within each of the rear buttresses. Specified in eye-catching Dark Palladium grey as standard, the extended rear spoiler can also be finished in visual carbon fiber as a McLaren Special Operations option.

With the roof of the Spider closed, aerodynamic drag is the same as the Coupé and the top speed is unchanged. 

Extensive visual choice

A total of 20 exterior colors are available, including three new colors created specially to mark the introduction of 570S Spider: Vega Blue, Curacao Blue and Sicilian Yellow. Beyond this, a virtually limitless range of paint colors is available from McLaren Special Operations.

To accentuate the dramatic body design, the roof, windscreen pillars and buttresses can be specified in contrasting Dark Palladium grey. Optional visual carbon fiber weave or gloss-black finish provides further visual differentiation and there is also a range of carbon fiber parts available at additional cost from McLaren Special Operations. Brake calipers can also be finished in a range of colors – including a new Liquid Black which has been introduced for the Spider – complementing if specified a new 10-spoke lightweight Diamond Cut forged alloy wheel design developed for the new convertible.

Luxurious, driver-focused interior

  • Spacious cabin, complemented by advanced information features such as a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and 7-inch IRIS touchscreen
  • Retractable hardtop offers the same refinement as 570S Coupé, with noise levels in the new Spider up to 20 percent quieter than in McLaren’s 650S Spider
  • Tonneau area and generous storage under hood combine to provide best-in-class luggage capacity of over seven cubic feet
  • Three new ‘By McLaren’ interior designs introduce new colors and materials, selected to complement the Spider’s open-air environment

“Beautiful craftsmanship, advanced technologies and a light, spacious feel define the interior of all McLaren Sports Series models. With the 570S Spider, you can choose to enjoy additional attractions such as the new, specially-commissioned ‘By McLaren’ interior specifications that further enhance the appeal of the sophisticated, luxurious cabin.”
Paul Burnham, Chief Engineer, 570S Spider, McLaren Automotive

Designed around an ideal driving position that puts the driver at the center of the action and ensures excellent visibility, the cabin of the 570S Spider features exceptional levels of craftsmanship and technology. And while the new Spider is more than capable of delivering a thrilling, high-performance sports car driving experience on demand, the interior is a welcoming sanctuary of luxury and airiness; surface shapes reinforce the fluid lines of the exterior form and a ‘floating’ center console adds to the feeling of space.

Traditional craftsmanship such as hand-stitched leather trim sits side-by-side with advanced technology in the guise of a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and a centrally-mounted 7-inch IRIS touchscreen. The result is an environment in which the driver feels fully engaged and comfortable exploiting the exhilarating dynamic ability of the new 570S Spider, while being equally at ease – and enjoying first-class comfort – on longer journeys and at lower speeds.

Optimizing the design of interior surfaces has provided greater seat recline space than on previous McLaren Spider models and with a manual seat at the nominal 28-degree back angle, the Spider has the same seat travel as the Coupé.

Refinement with versatility

Maintaining refinement levels equal to those of the 570S Coupé was a crucial objective throughout the development of the 570S Spider and key to McLaren's designers favoring a retractable hardtop rather than a fabric roof.

Made from lightweight composite materials, the two-panel retractable roof was designed with the benefit of the proven technology of the convertible roof on McLaren’s previous Super Series Spider models. Roof closed, the new 570S Spider not only shares the profile silhouette of the 570S Coupé, but has the same level of noise insulation and refinement inside the cabin, with industry-standard measurement of decibel levels revealing it to be up to 20 percent quieter than the 650S Spider.

A glazed rear window that can be electrically closed and lowered at the push of a button is unique to the Spider among Sports Series models. With the roof closed, the window can be lowered to allow more engine noise into the cabin, providing a degree of the exhilaration of open-air motoring without full exposure to the elements. When the roof is opened, the rear window automatically lowers to around 80 percent of its full height, maintaining aerodynamic efficiency and acting as a wind deflector to reduce cabin air disturbance for a more comfortable experience. It can also be fully retracted when the roof is down.

With the roof closed, the area beneath the tonneau cover provides an additional 1.84 cubic feet of luggage space. Together with generous storage space at the front of the car, this gives the 570S Spider the largest luggage space in its class, at over seven cubic feet combined.

Personalisation

The 570S Spider offers owners unrivaled opportunity to personalize their car to suit individual tastes. Three seat choices are available, all providing exceptional comfort and support. Manually adjustable sports seats with six-way driver and four-way passenger adjustment are standard. They are upholstered in leather, with sophisticated Nappa leather or performance-oriented Alcantara® available as an option.

Customers can upgrade to a fully-electric version of the seats, with eight-way adjustment and heating and memory functions. Leather upholstery is again standard, with other materials optional. For the ultimate sports car experience, carbon fiber racing seats inspired by those developed for the McLaren P1™ can be specified. The fixed-back, manually-adjustable ‘bucket’ seats are available in either Regular or a wider, Touring size and offer the very highest levels of support necessary for track days while maintaining generous comfort on longer journeys. The composite material saves a substantial 33.07lbs and the seats are compatible with race harnesses for track use.

Specifying the optional electrically adjustable steering column together with the powered seat enables a comfort entry/exit feature, which moves the seat to its lowest and most rearward position and retracts the steering column to maximize available space when exiting or entering the car. 

Three new ‘By McLaren’ interior designs have been developed for the 570S Spider, bringing the number of ‘By McLaren’ interior specification choices available in Sports Series to 13 for a total of more than 20. Demonstrating the full breadth of interior customization possibilities without opting for a bespoke commission from McLaren Special Operations, the ‘By McLaren’ portfolio introduces unique colors and materials unavailable with other optional specifications. Specially selected by the McLaren design team to accentuate the interior design and complement the exterior forms, up to three co-ordinated colors in a cabin can be selected.

A choice of three audio systems is offered, with the standard four-speaker system providing excellent audio quality. Customers can upgrade at additional cost to either an eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system that gives the added benefit of surround sound, or a 12-speaker 1280 Watt Bowers & Wilkins premium system featuring technology developed for the Hi-Fi industry and especially tuned to adjust EQ (Equalisation). Automatic Volume Control (AVC) adjusts system levels depending on vehicle speed and whether the roof is closed or lowered.

Technology that informs the driver

The 570S Spider features a 10-inch TFT instrument display and a centrally-mounted 7-inch IRIS touchscreen. The cluster displays key information including vehicle speed, engine revs and gear selector in the central zone, with complementary information such as turn-by-turn navigation on the outer areas of the screen. The screen also displays the view from the reversing camera across its full width when the camera is active, giving the driver a larger, clearer view of what is behind when maneuvering. 

The information display automatically configures to match the driver-selectable, Normal, Sport and Track powertrain settings: in Normal, a digital central rev counter with vehicle speed takes precedence over gear selection; Sport prioritizes gear selection and the graphics become brighter for more immediate, at-a-glance recognition and Track introduces a racecar-inspired layout featuring a horizontal rev counter and corresponding gear shift lights.

The intuitive controls in the 7-inch central touchscreen give access to climate control, telephony, navigation and media playback functionality including Bluetooth audio streaming, all of which are standard. 3D satellite navigation, digital radio (DAB and SiriusXM) are also available*, as is the optional McLaren Track Telemetry system, which can be specified with video data logging. 

Keyless entry, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers provide further convenience as standard. A vehicle-lift feature that raises the nose of the car to clear road obstacles is available at additional cost.

Exhilarating driving experience

  • Carbon fiber MonoCell II ensures same strength and stiffness as 570S Coupé, with minimal 101lb weight gain solely the result of the retractable hardtop and roof-operation mechanism
  • Chassis settings same as 570S Coupé, delivering exceptional dynamic capability, maximum driver feedback and unrivaled comfort
  • 8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine produces 562hp and 443 lb ft torque, enabling the same 0-60mph acceleration in 3.1 seconds and maximum speed of 204mph as the 570S Coupé

“The 570S Spider handles with the same precision and agility as the 570S Coupé and delivers the same dramatic performance. The carbon fiber MonoCell II construction ensures that the chassis remains as stiff with the upper structure removed as with it, meaning no additional reinforcement to add weight. The Spider mirrors the thrilling driving experience enjoyed in the Coupé: in fact, lowering the roof makes the 570S Spider even more exhilarating to drive!”
Darren Goddard, Vehicle Line Director, Sports Series, McLaren Automotive

MonoCell II carbon fiber construction

McLaren pioneered the use of carbon fiber construction in Formula 1™ and every McLaren road car has adopted the technology. All Sports Series cars are based around MonoCell II, a carbon fiber monocoque that is the core of the vehicle. Weighing just 165lbs, it is incredibly strong and 25 percent stiffer than a comparable aluminium chassis, with a margin of superiority over steel even greater.

Unlike most metal architectures, the MonoCell II structure is not weakened by the removal of the roof and requires no additional bracing or reinforcement in a convertible car. This avoids much of the additional weight associated with convertible models and as a result the Spider handles with the same responsiveness and precision as the 570S Coupé.

Rewarding on road or track

The McLaren 570S Spider employs racecar-style, double-wishbone suspension all-round, with the same steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars as 570S Coupé models. The result is exceptional body control and a particularly pure and rewarding drive. Electro-hydraulically-assisted steering – still McLaren’s preferred choice to meet its exacting attribute requirements – offers greater steering feel than purely electric systems, giving the driver exceptional feedback and full confidence to exploit the perfectly-balanced chassis.

The 570S Spider is also extremely comfortable, as befits a sophisticated, luxurious convertible. The driver can choose from Normal, Sport or Track chassis modes via the Adaptive Dynamics Panel for progressively softer or firmer suspension, to best suit prevailing conditions.

The chassis software both enhances the driving experience and increases safety. Brake Steer, developed for Formula 1™, and subsequently banned due to the competitive advantage it offered, is fitted as standard to the 570S Spider and aids cornering by subtly applying braking force to the inside rear wheel as the driver turns in to a corner, reducing understeer and enabling the driver to brake later and accelerate earlier.

Performance Traction Control calibrated by McLaren provides precise control in extreme situations. The ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system includes a ‘Dynamic’ mode with reduced intervention and increased ‘driftability’, allowing drivers to build up to the 570S Spider’s full dynamic potential with confidence. The driver can also leave the ESC in its default ‘on’ setting with earlier intervention, or if preferred, cancel it altogether.

Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, with 394mm discs and six-piston calipers at the front and 380mm discs and four-piston calipers at the rear. The brakes have a progressive, easy-to-modulate pedal feel from cold and deliver significantly shorter stopping distances than conventional iron brake discs; braking from 62mph to zero takes just 3.2 seconds, with just under 105 feet (32 meters) covered. They are also 4.41lbs lighter than iron discs and significantly more resistant to brake fade under track use.

The 570S Spider is fitted with performance-focused Pirelli P ZERO™ CORSA tires as standard. Measuring 225/35 R 19 at the front and 285/35 ZR20 at the rear, they offer excellent handling response and superior standing-start acceleration on road and track. A Pirelli P ZERO™ tire is available as an option and provides optimal performance in wet or cold weather conditions.

Incredible performance, impressive efficiency

The 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 M838TE engine positioned behind the driver sends power to the rear wheels, delivering outstanding performance. Incorporating race track technologies such as a flat-plane crankshaft and dry sump lubrication, the eight-cylinder engine revs freely for quick response, accompanied by a characterful exhaust note that is ensured by equal-length, cast stainless steel exhaust manifolds mated to stainless steel hydroformed tubes. A sports exhaust system is available as a cost-option.

Outputs of 562hp and 443 lb ft of torque and a Launch Control function give the 570S Spider acceleration from 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 204mph. The power-to-weight ratio of 413hp (419PS) per-tonne in lightest form is unrivaled in the convertible sports car class.

All 570S Spider models feature a seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox (SSG), providing high levels of refinement in normal conditions and exceptionally fast shifts during more spirited driving. The gearbox can be left in full automatic mode for maximum convenience, or controlled via tactile paddle-shifters fitted to the steering wheel to increase driver engagement. The Adaptive Dynamics Panel allows drivers to adjust powertrain characteristics through Normal, Sport and Track modes, simultaneously changing gear shift calibration, throttle response and exhaust sound from comfort-focused to progressively more intense and thrilling. Cylinder-cut technology, first used to optimize gear upshifts in the McLaren 650S, activates on both upshifts and downshifts in the Spider.

A switchable stop-start system fitted as standard automatically stops the engine while stationary. This contributes to the efficiency of the new 570S Spider, which delivers 16mpg city, 23mpg highway and 19mpg combined.

Warranty and service

 Further reiterating that the new 570S Spider is both a rational and emotional purchase – and in addition to the high levels of service from McLaren retailers and attractive personal finance options* – the new 570S Spider comes with a strong service and warranty offer. 

McLaren’s Vehicle Warranty, which covers the vehicle for three years from purchase without mileage limitation, is standard. Paint surface is warranted for three years; visible cosmetic corrosion for five years and perforation corrosion of the vehicle body for 10 years. Normal service intervals are one year or 9,300 miles (15,000km), whichever occurs first.

The warranty, which is valid when channelled through the region of purchase, guarantees McLaren Genuine Parts if fitted by a fully-trained McLaren technician at a McLaren service retailer. In most markets** assistance with alternative travel arrangements is also included should a vehicle repair take longer than expected.

The McLaren Extended Warranty can also be purchased, giving customers the option to cover their vehicle for up to 12 years. The policy can be registered in 12- or 24- month policy increments up to the vehicle’s 10-year anniversary from the date of first registration.

Ends

* Region and market dependent

**Not available in Middle East markets

McLaren 570S Spider

Technical specification

Engine configuration

M838TE engine, 3.8liter twin-turbo V8, 3,799cc

Drivetrain layout

Longitudinal mid-engined, RWD

Power bhp/kW (PS)@ rpm

562/419 (570) @ 7,500

Torque lbs ft ( Nm ) @ rpm

443 (600) @ 5,000-6,500

Transmission

7-Speed seamless-shift gearbox (SSG)

Suspension

Independent adaptive dampers, dual wishbones with Normal, Sport and Track modes

Steering

Electro-hydraulic; power-assisted

Brakes

Carbon Ceramic Discs (F: 394mm R: 380mm) with aluminium brake calipers (6-piston front; 4-piston rear)

Wheels (inches)

Front: 8J x 19; Rear: 10J x 20

Tires

F: 225/35 R19 R: 285/35 R20

Length, inches (mm)

178.3 (4,530)

Wheelbase, inches (mm )

105 (2,670)

Height, inches (mm)

47.3 (1,202)

Width, with mirrors, inches (mm)

82.5 (2,095)

Width, mirrors folded, inches (mm)

80.5 (2,045)

Width, without mirrors, inches (mm)

76 (1,930)

Track (to contact patch center), inches (mm)

Front: 65.9 (1,673); Rear: 63.7 (1,618)

Lightest dry weight, lbs (kg)

2,895 (1,359)

DIN Kerb weight, lbs (kg) [fluids + 90% fuel]

3,302.5 (1,498)

Luggage capacity (liters)

Front: 150 l; Tonneau: 52 l

Performance data*

ACCELERATION

0 -60mph

3.1 seconds

0-62mph (0-100 km/h)

3.2 seconds

0-124mph (0-200 km/h)

9.6 seconds

 ¼ mile/0-400 m

11.0 seconds

Maximum speed (roof closed/roof lowered)

204 mph (328 km/h)/ 196 mph (315 km/h)

124mph – 0 (200 – 0 km/h) braking

5.3 seconds/436ft

62mph – 0 (100 – 0 km/h) braking

3.2 seconds/105ft

EFFICIENCY

Fuel consumption – (US MPG)

City

Highway

Combined

16mpg

23mpg

19mpg

*All figures subject to confirmation.

McLaren Sports Series

“The McLaren Sports Series is introducing new customers to McLaren ownership and our supercar attributes and core brand values. With the 570S Spider joining the Sports Series family, there are now three bodystyles to choose from, all featuring lightweight, carbon fiber construction and a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine that together deliver outstanding performance and a thrilling drive. We have also focused on making every Sports Series model wholly user-friendly, with a comfortable cabin, supple suspension and the latest in-car technologies combining to ensure that owners enjoy everyday driving as much as high-performance experiences.’
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

  • The Sports Series, which is positioned below McLaren’s Ultimate and Super Series, comprises the most accessible McLaren cars
  • The new 570S Spider is the third Sports Series bodystyle, joining the 540C and 570S Coupés and 570GT
  • The McLaren Sports Series redefines sports car expectations. All models are constructed using a carbon fiber, MonoCell II chassis; have a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8; and feature aluminium bodywork and unique-in-class dihedral doors
  • The 570S Coupé is particularly driver-focused, with absolute emphasis on engaging performance and dynamic excellence
  • The 570GT is a full-blooded McLaren sports car, with the added attraction of higher levels of comfort for longer journeys
  • The new 570S Spider builds upon the attributes of the 570S Coupé from which it is derived to deliver pure, exhilarating driving enjoyment – roof up or roof down
  • Spacious and luxurious hand-finished interiors with advanced technology, including a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and 7-inch central touchscreen
  • 562hp V8 engine delivers best-in-class power-to-weight ratio of up to 5lbs per hp (in 570S Coupé, in lightest form)
  • Stunning performance from all Sports Series cars, with 0-60mph acceleration in as little as 3.1 seconds, and a maximum top speed of up to 204 mph
  • All Sports Series models are hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England

The McLaren Sports Series range brings the excitement and race-derived technology of a supercar to the luxury sports car segment, with a portfolio comprising 540C and 570S Coupés, 570GT, and 570S Spider. All models feature lightweight carbon fiber MonoCell II construction and a mid-mounted,

3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine producing up to 562hp and 443 lb ft torque and driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox.

McLaren Sports Series cars are designed to be the lightest, most powerful and fastest-accelerating cars in their class, with a power-to-weight ratio as high as 5 lbs per hp. They are also the most attainable McLaren models, sitting below McLaren’s Super Series and Ultimate Series, bringing supercar technologies to sports car customers.

All Sports Series models are hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England. They can be ordered through more than 80 McLaren retailers in 30 countries worldwide.

Shrink-wrapped bodywork

The breath-taking visual appeal of all Sports Series models is the result of McLaren’s strong design identity combining with iconic details unique to the brand. Aluminium bodywork is shrink-wrapped around the mid-engined chassis for a taut, athletic appearance that also optimizes aerodynamic efficiency, with air flowing over and even through the layered bodywork. Every detail is optimized; even the wing mirror arms, for example, improve aerodynamic efficiency by 2 percent.

Individual design highlights include a vertexed hood that pierces the air and channels airflow rearwards; intricate dihedral doors incorporating feather-shaped air intakes; and a rear bumper and aggressive diffuser that provide a glimpse of the technical beauty beneath. Even the LED headlights are true to brand identity, the Daylight Running Lights referencing the McLaren Speedmark logo.

The driver is at the center of the action
The interior of the Sports Series is built around the perfect driving position, with sports seats mounted low down in the cockpit and excellent forward visibility. A teardrop-shaped cabin creates a bright, airy atmosphere and generous storage space underlines the focus on day-to-day usability. Rotary switches, controls and steering wheel-mounted stalks are engineered to be as pleasing to the touch as they are to the eye.

Organic curves and a ‘floating’ center console echo the intricate tension of the formed aluminium bodywork. The seats, door casings, dashboard and center console are all upholstered by the craftsmen and craftswomen at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England, in either leather, Nappa leather or performance-oriented Alcantara®.

In addition to the interior colour and trim choices offered, a range of ‘By McLaren’ interiors are available for Sports Series models, introducing exciting new colors and materials tailored specifically to complement individual exterior specifications.

All Sport Series McLarens feature advanced driver-convenience technologies. A 10-inch TFT instrument cluster displays key vehicle information such as speed, rpm and gear selection as well information such as turn-by-turn navigation. On the Spider, the view from the rear reversing camera is also displayed on this screen to give the driver a larger, clearer view of what is behind them when maneuvering.

Additionally, the TFT instrument cluster automatically adapts its appearance to match the driver-selectable Normal, Sport and Track powertrain settings, with a racecar-inspired layout featuring a horizontal rev counter and corresponding shift lights in Track mode.

The intuitive controls in the 7-inch central touchscreen give access to climate control, telephony, navigation and media playback functionality including Bluetooth audio streaming, all of which are standard on all Sports Series models. 3D satellite navigation, digital radio (DAB and SiriusXM) are also available* and there is the option of the McLaren Track Telemetry system, which can be specified with video data logging. 

Carbon fiber construction

In common with all McLarens, every Sports Series model employs carbon fiber construction. The MonoCell II that forms the central passenger structure is light, strong and incredibly stiff, providing the perfect basis for an exceptionally agile and responsive sports car. At just 165lbs, the MonoCell II also contributes to the Sports Series being significantly lighter than competitors, boosting both agility and acceleration.

The design of MonoCell II has been adapted for the Sports Series’ focus on daily usability, with the sill narrower and lowered by 3.15 inches (80mm) compared with the previous generation MonoCell, for easier ingress and egress.

Unrivaled performance and efficiency

A potent 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine is mid-mounted behind the driver for excellent dynamic behavior. Featuring a flat-plane crankshaft for racecar-like responsiveness and dry-sump lubrication to guard against oil surge during heavy cornering, the 570S Coupé, 570GT and 570S Spider produce an impressive 562hp and 443 lb ft torque. A stop-start system contributes towards impressive efficiency of up to 16mpg city, 23mpg highway and 19mpg combined.

A seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox, inspired by Formula 1™ technology, is standard on all models and offers the driver a choice of automatic or manual control via the paddle-shifters fixed to the steering wheel.

Cylinder-cut technology activates on both upshifts and downshifts, for even faster gearshifts. The driver can also choose from Normal, Sport or Track powertrain settings, adjusting gearshift, throttle response and exhaust note from calm and comfortable to progressively more aggressive.

Thrilling handling and impressive comfort

Every Sports Series McLaren features double wishbone suspension, adaptive dampers, coil springs and anti-roll bars for uncompromising dynamics with unparalleled comfort. The Adaptive Dynamics Panel allows drivers to change the chassis settings to best suit prevailing conditions, choosing from Normal, Sport or Track mode, the options being progressively firmer.

Electro-hydraulically-assisted power steering provides unrivaled feedback and a quick rate of response for even greater driver involvement. Pirelli P Zero™ or P Zero™ CORSA tires are standard, depending on derivative, model and customer choice, and either carbon-ceramic or cast-iron brake discs ensure excellent braking performance.

The latest chassis software both enhances the driving experience and increases safety. Developed for Formula 1™, Brake Steer aids cornering and reduces understeer by subtly applying braking force to the inside rear wheel as the driver turns in to a corner. Performance Traction Control calibrated by McLaren provides precise control in extreme situations while the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system includes a ‘Dynamic’ mode with reduced intervention and increased ‘driftability’, allowing drivers to build up to the full Sports Series dynamic potential with confidence.

Warranty and service

In addition to the high levels of service from McLaren retailers and attractive personal finance arrangements*, McLaren Sports Series cars come with a very strong service and warranty offer. McLaren’s Vehicle Warranty, which covers the vehicle for three years from purchase without mileage limitation, is standard. Paint surface is warranted for three years; visible cosmetic corrosion for five years and perforation corrosion of the vehicle body for 10 years. Normal service intervals are one year or 9,300 miles , whichever occurs first.

The warranty, which is valid when channelled through the region of purchase, guarantees McLaren Genuine Parts if fitted by a fully trained McLaren technician at a McLaren service retailer. In most markets** assistance with alternative travel arrangements is also included should a vehicle repair take longer than expected.

The McLaren Extended Warranty is also available and gives customers the option to cover their vehicle for up to 12 years. The policy can be registered in 12- or 24- month policy increments up until the vehicle’s 10-year anniversary from the date of first registration.

McLaren 570S Coupé

The McLaren 570S Coupé is the lightest, most driver-focused of all Sports Series models. Almost 331lbs lighter than its closest competitor at as little as 2,895lbs, the 570S Coupé benefits from 562hp at 7,500rpm from the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine.

The power-to-weight ratio of 5 lbs per hp (at lightest dry weight) is unrivaled in the sports car class, and comparable to cars in the supercar segment. In combination with torque of 443 lb ft from 5,000rpm- 6,500rpm, the result is prodigious performance: 0-60mph takes just 3.1 seconds and 124mph is reached from standstill in less than 10 seconds. Maximum speed is 204mph.

An elegant flying buttress design distinguishes the rear bodywork of the 570S Coupé. Airflow through the buttresses equalizes the areas of low pressure created by the convex roof, increasing downforce. The flying buttresses also minimize drag and increase cooling air flow to the engine bay.

The luxurious interior includes leather seats that are six-way adjustable for the driver and four-way adjustable for the passenger. Eight-way heated electric memory seats and carbon fiber-shelled racing seats, as featured in the McLaren P1™, are also available.

The standard four-speaker audio system features two 165mm bass woofers and a 240W Class AB amplifier for exceptional sound quality. An 8-speaker McLaren Audio Plus and a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium system are available as options.

McLaren 570GT

The McLaren 570GT is the most luxurious and refined Sports Series model, providing long-distance comfort and increased versatility while retaining a thrilling driving experience. Subtly visually different to the 570S Coupé, its classic GT lines sweep down into a side-opening rear glass hatch, providing an additional 7.8 cubic feet of storage on the leather-lined Touring Deck, as well as an instantly recognizable identity.

Carbon fiber frames the hatch opening to give maximum torsional rigidity and is adapted for left- and right-hand-drive models so that the hatch opens on the curb side in all markets. A fixed-glass panoramic roof is standard and extends back to the large glass rear hatch for an even brighter, more open atmosphere than the Coupé models, which are light and airy in their own right. The roof is treated with a 19 percent transmission tint* and Sound & Solar Film to reduce both solar radiation and noise entering the cabin. A dual-zone air-conditioning system further enhances the comfort of both occupants.

Eight-way electric heated memory sports seats are standard, with extended leather upholstery to the seats, dashboard, door casings and center console for a sophisticated, relaxing atmosphere. The eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system offered optionally on other Sports Series models is fitted as standard for a more immersive listening experience. The 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system is also available.

Front and rear parking sensors and soft-close doors underline the focus on luxury, refinement and user-friendliness.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine produces the same outstanding 562hp and 443 lb ft of torque as the 570S Coupé, but a bespoke exhaust system provides a quieter note suitable for long journeys at higher cruising speeds.

Chassis settings are also bespoke to provide the additional comfort expected from a GT car. Spring rate stiffness is reduced by 15 percent at the front and 10 percent at the rear compared to the 570S Coupé, and the steering ratio is reduced by 2 percent for improved stability at higher speeds. Specially-developed Pirelli P Zero™ tires employ the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS) to reduce road noise entering the cabin by up to three decibels.

McLaren 570S Spider

The McLaren 570S Spider retains all the driver engagement and refinement of the 570S Coupé, but adds the exhilaration of open-air driving. A retractable two-piece hardtop lowers in just 15 seconds at speeds of up to 25mph, and a glazed rear window/wind deflector can be independently lowered with the roof up or down.

The 570S Spider is as visually powerful and distinctive with the roof down as it is with it closed. In place of the rear flying buttresses of the Coupé, twin buttresses flow back aerodynamically into the rear deck creating a dramatic new profile. An extended rear spoiler that is .5 inches higher than that of the 570S Coupé redresses the aerodynamic differences resulting from the unique rear body shape of the Spider, maintaining superb balance at higher speeds.

In keeping with the positioning of the 570S Spider as a sophisticated and luxurious convertible, extensive personalization choices include three distinctive new exterior colors alongside the existing Sports Series color palette; a Dark Palladium grey contrast finish to roof and pillars as an alternative to body color; three new ‘By McLaren’ interior designs and a new 10-spoke alloy wheel design. Driver convenience and audio options reflect those offered on the 570S Coupé.

With the same carbon fiber MonoCell II construction employed in every Sport Series car, the 570S Spider retains all the rigidity of the 570S Coupé with no additional strengthening required. This is a significant advantage over most aluminium- or steel-constructed convertibles. The two lightweight composites roof panel ‘shells’ – which operate together electrically – are lighter than a conventional fabric roof and together with the convertible roof mechanism add just 101lbs to the total weight of the car, the only increase in weight on the Spider compared to the Coupé.

The use of a retractable hard-top means a high standard of refinement is retained, the 570S Spider being the equal of the 570S Coupé. The lightweight roof and strong accompanying carbon fiber structure have also enabled McLaren engineers to retain the chassis settings of the 570S Coupé, so delivering the same superb levels of dynamic agility and highly involving driver feedback.

Acceleration is also on a par with the Coupé, 0-60mph being dispatched in 3.1 seconds and 124mph is reached from standstill in 9.6 seconds. The maximum speed of 204mph with the roof closed is also the same.

McLaren 540C

The McLaren 540C Coupé is the most accessible McLaren but is no less of a thrilling, full-blooded sports car. It shares many of the attributes of the more powerful 570S Coupé and its McLaren M838TE twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces only marginally less power: 533bhp at 7,500rpm and 398lb ft of torque between 3,500-6,500rpm. Visually the 540C is fitted with unique alloy wheels and the rear diffuser has a slightly different profile compared to the 570S. Brakes discs are iron rather than the carbon ceramic components fitted to the 570S.

As you would expect of a McLaren, performance remains ferocious, with 0-62mph taking just 3.5 seconds, 0-124mph reached in just 10.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 199mph.

*dependent on market

**not available in Middle East markets

Ends

Notes to Editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and super cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.

Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was revealed in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012 and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in Coupé and Spider form in 2014, while 2015 proved to be a year of unprecedented growth of the product portfolio with five new models launched across the full range. The strictly limited-edition 675LT Coupé premiered at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the track-only McLaren P1™ GTR which, with 1,000PS, became the most powerful model ever produced by the brand. The much-anticipated Sports Series became the third – and final – model tier in the McLaren range with the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé, debuting in New York and Shanghai respectively, less than one month apart. The end of 2015 saw the launch of the fifth model, the 675LT Spider, which was as a direct response to customer demand. The year also saw the end of production for the first model in the Ultimate Series as the 375th McLaren P1™ was completed, closing what had become a defining year for the British brand. 2016 continued where 2015 had left off with the introduction of the 570GT – a second bodystyle for the Sports Series and the most luxurious car McLaren has ever built, as well as the 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint track variants. 2016 also marked the introduction of the company’s new business plan, Track22, which sees the company investing £1B in Research and Development to deliver 15 all new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least 50% will feature hybrid technology. The uplift in sales in 2016 also saw the launch of the second shift at the McLaren Production Centre as well as the company’s third year of profitability in just six years of trading. In March 2017, the second-generation Super Series was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show with the global premiere of the McLaren 720S.

McLaren Automotive Partners 
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative and highly acclaimed sports cars, McLaren Automotive has partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology including AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli, Richard Mille and SAP.

Visit cars.mclaren.com for more details.

Further information:

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications & PR Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7768 132429
Email: wayne.bruce@mclaren.com

John Paolo Canton
Head of Public Relations | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 646 926 5971
Email: jp.canton@mclaren.com

Laura Conrad
Public Relations | McLaren North America
Phone : +1 765 517 2186
Email : us.media@mclaren.com

Media website: cars.mclaren.press

Facebook:www.facebook.com/mclarenautomotive

Twitter:www.twitter.com/McLarenAuto

You Tubewww.youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv

 

General

McLaren 570S Spider: a Convertible without Compromise

  • All the high-performance dynamic attributes and refinement of 570S Coupé with the added exhilaration of open-air driving
  • Third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sports Series product family, alongside Coupé and GT
  • Retractable hardtop using technology proven in McLaren 650S and 675LT Spiders
  • Just 101lb weight premium over 570S Coupé and structural rigidity unchanged
  • Roof takes just 15 seconds to open or close, at vehicle speeds of up to 25mph
  • Electrically-operated, glazed rear window/wind deflector
  • Unique-in-class combination of carbon fiber construction, mid-engined drivetrain layout and McLaren dihedral doors
  • Extended rear spoiler is .5 inches higher than Coupé’s to compensate for change in body shape
  • 8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine with seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox produces a class-leading 562hp and 443 lb ft of torque
  • Acceleration from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and 204mph top speed are identical to 570S Coupé. Top speed with roof down is 196mph
  • First 400 Spiders built are launch edition models, following success of 720S launch edition
  • Available to order now, priced from $208,800 (USA)

The new McLaren 570S Spider combines the exceptional dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. 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 purposeful, sleek appearance whether closed 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. 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. 

“The McLaren 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider to date and adds yet another dimension to the McLaren Sports Series family. This is a convertible without compromise; its mid-engined layout and carbon fiber MonoCell II chassis guarantee the same thrilling dynamic performance and exceptional driver involvement enjoyed in a 570S Coupé, but with the added attraction of a retractable hardtop that delivers the extra exhilaration of roof-down motoring.”
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

Electrically operated from the driver’s seat using one simple control, the roof folds effortlessly to stow beneath a beautifully crafted tonneau cover that rises automatically to accommodate the lowered panels and returns to its closed position with the assistance of soft-close technology. The roof can be opened or closed in just 15 seconds, at vehicle speeds of up to 25mph.

A glazed wind deflector can be electrically closed or lowered at the push of a button, providing further versatility with the roof up or down. The deflector reduces wind-buffeting when the roof is down and if desired can be lowered when the roof is closed to allow additional sound and fresh air into the cabin. Owners wanting to enjoy even more of the distinctive exhaust note of the new Spider can specify an optional sports system that channels exhaust sound towards the cabin, via the area beneath the tonneau cover.

The retractable hardtop is designed to withstand the severest conditions and is significantly more weather and fade resistant than fabric, yet with its operating mechanism adds just 101lbs to the weight of the Spider; this is the only variance in weight between the new convertible and the 570S Coupé.

Supercar performance

The combination of lightweight carbon fiber construction and an incredibly potent 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine, means that the new 570S Spider is both more powerful and lighter than comparable convertibles, with an impressive power-to-weight ratio of 413hp (419PS) per tonne (lightest dry weight).

Positioned behind the driver, the twin-turbocharged McLaren M838TE engine produces 562hp at 7,500rpm and torque of 443 lb ft between 5,000rpm and 6,500rpm. In combination with a rapid yet smooth seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox featuring Launch Control technology, the result is a luxury sports convertible with supercar acceleration from standstill to 60mph in 3.1 seconds and to 124mph in just 9.6 seconds. 

Top speed is 204mph with the roof in place – identical to the 570S Coupé – and even with the roof lowered, the new Spider can reach 196mph. Complementing this extreme performance is a stop-start system that contributes to overall efficiency; the 570S Spider returns official fuel economy of 16mpg city, 23mpg highway and 19mpg combined.

Exceptional body control

McLaren’s new Spider employs racecar-style, double-wishbone suspension all-round, with steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars calibrated to the same exacting specification as the 570S Coupé. Body control is exceptional and the overall drive incredibly pure and rewarding, while retaining impressive comfort. Accessing the Active Dynamics Panel adds another level of personal choice, allowing the driver to choose from Normal, Sport or Track modes for progressively softer or firmer suspension. This versatility ensures that the Spider is as at ease in everyday use as it is on a track.

Electro-hydraulically-assisted power steering, carbon-ceramic brakes and Pirelli P ZERO™ CORSA tires are standard, while the latest chassis software both enhances the driving experience and increases safety. Developed originally for Formula 1™, Brake Steer aids cornering and reduces understeer by subtly applying braking force to the inside rear wheel as the driver turns in to a corner. Performance Traction Control calibrated by McLaren provides precise control in extreme situations, while the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system includes a ‘Dynamic’ mode with reduced intervention and increased ‘driftability’, allowing drivers to enjoy the 570S Spider’s dynamic potential with confidence.

Tailored design

The breathtaking body design is enhanced by a rear spoiler, finished in Dark Palladium grey (a visible carbon fiber finish is available at additional cost via McLaren Special Operations) and is .5 inches taller than the rear spoiler of the 570S Coupé. The higher spoiler provides additional downforce to offset the aerodynamic changes resulting from the Spider having a different rear upper body design, ensuring exceptional aerodynamic balance overall that is the equal of the Coupé.

Designed around a perfect driving position that puts the driver at the center of the action, the sophisticated cabin blends exceptional levels of craftsmanship, quality and technology; hand-stitched leather on the seats, door casings, dashboard and center console sits side-by-side with a 10-inch TFT main instrument cluster and a centrally-mounted, 7-inch IRIS touchscreen through which climate control and infotainment functionality are managed.

Customers can choose from standard six-way-adjustable or optional eight-way adjustable electric memory seats, with luxurious Nappa leather or performance-oriented Alcantara® trim available at additional cost. Lightweight carbon fiber-shelled sports seats, inspired by those fitted to the McLaren P1™, can also be specified.

Three new exterior colors celebrate the Spider’s introduction, with Curacao Blue, Vega Blue and Sicilian Yellow joining the existing Sports Series palette and giving Spider customers a choice of 20 colors in total. The new hues dramatically showcase the complex forms of the aluminium bodywork and unique-in-class dihedral doors, particularly when combined for added visual impact with an optional Dark Palladium grey contrast finish on the roof, windscreen pillars and rear buttresses.

An all-new, 10-spoke lightweight forged alloy wheel design (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) has been created as an option for the new 570S Spider. For further differentiation, a new brake caliper colour, Liquid Black, is also available.

Available to order now from more than 80 McLaren retailers worldwide, each 570S Spider is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England.

Design purity

  • Lightweight, aluminium bodywork enables beautifully-sculpted surfaces, informed by aerodynamic requirements and attributes
  • Two-piece retractable hardtop maintains design purity of Coupé when closed and introduces a dramatic visual signature when open, accentuating the way in which the aluminium body panels ‘wrap around’ the cabin
  • Three new exterior colors celebrate the launch of the 570S Spider, with the retractable roof finished either in body color or contrast Dark Palladium grey

“Maintaining the purity of the Sports Series’ form language was crucial when designing the 570S Spider and a retractable hardtop rather than a fabric roof was key to achieving this. The Spider has a purposeful, dramatic silhouette, roof up or down, but with the roof lowered beneath the tonneau deck the car also has a real sense of fun that perfectly captures and reflects the way it drives.”
Rob Melville, Design Director, McLaren Automotive

The new McLaren 570S Spider combines breathtaking visual design with optimized airflow management to fully embrace aerodynamic requirements, giving McLaren’s latest convertible the performance to match its striking looks. A retractable hardtop – rather than a fabric roof – ensures that the car loses nothing visually to the Coupé, with the roof up or down. 

Aluminium bodywork shrink-wrapped around a powerful mechanical package gives an athletic appearance with instantly recognizable McLaren styling cues and a clear McLaren Sports Series identity. Key design elements include a teardrop-shaped cabin, unique-in-class dihedral doors and distinctive LED lighting front and rear, with the Daylight Running Lights recreating the signature McLaren Speedmark badge.

Maintaining the purity of the 570S Coupé’s silhouette was imperative for McLaren designers and from the earliest days of the project retractable hardtop technology – already proven in McLaren Super Series Spiders – was identified as the ideal solution.

When the 570S Spider’s retractable roof is closed, its lines mirror those of the Coupé, giving a flowing, uncluttered appearance. With the roof open, the silhouette is equally dramatic, additional attention being drawn to the two distinctive buttresses that taper into the bodywork either side of the mid-mounted, V8 engine.

The two-piece composite roof can be opened in just 15 seconds and at speeds of up to 25mph. This is particularly useful if traffic lights change mid-way through roof operation, or weather conditions alter unexpectedly on a busy road. The powered roof folds neatly and quietly out of sight beneath a hard tonneau cover to provide a sensory open-air experience and even greater enjoyment of the intoxicating exhaust note of the V8 engine. 

Shrink-wrapped bodywork

The front of the 570S Spider is strikingly low, creating a poised stance that emphasises the mid-engined layout while also ensuring aerodynamic efficiency and exceptional forward visibility. The crisp contours of the hood pierce the air and channel it over fluid, sculpted surfaces towards the side intakes and rear of the car. The headlights reference McLaren’s Speedmark logo, sweeping dramatically around the light clusters and down into aggressive aero blades either side of the front splitter.

Every McLaren since the iconic McLaren F1 of the 1990s has been distinguished by dihedral doors. Unique in the sports car segment, the doors swing forwards and upwards when opened, providing easy access to the luxurious, driver-focused cabin. The doors are sculpted to increase performance, with intricate ‘floating’ tendons channeling air to high-temperature radiators through feather-shaped air intakes.

At the rear of the new Spider, muscular haunches wrap over the 20-inch alloy wheels, before merging to form a level rear deck. The rear bumper features ‘open’ elements and an aggressive diffuser, showcasing the technical beauty evident in all Sport Series models. Ultra-thin LED light blades trace the contours of the rear bodywork for a visual signature that suggests the rear light unit is ’floating’.

The rear spoiler stands .5 inches taller than the Coupé’s, generating additional downforce to offset the difference in the Spider’s body shape resulting from it having conventional buttresses rather than the flying buttresses of the Coupé. A roll-over protection system incorporates a steel structure neatly packaged within each of the rear buttresses. Specified in eye-catching Dark Palladium grey as standard, the extended rear spoiler can also be finished in visual carbon fiber as a McLaren Special Operations option.

With the roof of the Spider closed, aerodynamic drag is the same as the Coupé and the top speed is unchanged. 

Extensive visual choice

A total of 20 exterior colors are available, including three new colors created specially to mark the introduction of 570S Spider: Vega Blue, Curacao Blue and Sicilian Yellow. Beyond this, a virtually limitless range of paint colors is available from McLaren Special Operations.

To accentuate the dramatic body design, the roof, windscreen pillars and buttresses can be specified in contrasting Dark Palladium grey. Optional visual carbon fiber weave or gloss-black finish provides further visual differentiation and there is also a range of carbon fiber parts available at additional cost from McLaren Special Operations. Brake calipers can also be finished in a range of colors – including a new Liquid Black which has been introduced for the Spider – complementing if specified a new 10-spoke lightweight Diamond Cut forged alloy wheel design developed for the new convertible.

Luxurious, driver-focused interior

  • Spacious cabin, complemented by advanced information features such as a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and 7-inch IRIS touchscreen
  • Retractable hardtop offers the same refinement as 570S Coupé, with noise levels in the new Spider up to 20 percent quieter than in McLaren’s 650S Spider
  • Tonneau area and generous storage under hood combine to provide best-in-class luggage capacity of over seven cubic feet
  • Three new ‘By McLaren’ interior designs introduce new colors and materials, selected to complement the Spider’s open-air environment

“Beautiful craftsmanship, advanced technologies and a light, spacious feel define the interior of all McLaren Sports Series models. With the 570S Spider, you can choose to enjoy additional attractions such as the new, specially-commissioned ‘By McLaren’ interior specifications that further enhance the appeal of the sophisticated, luxurious cabin.”
Paul Burnham, Chief Engineer, 570S Spider, McLaren Automotive

Designed around an ideal driving position that puts the driver at the center of the action and ensures excellent visibility, the cabin of the 570S Spider features exceptional levels of craftsmanship and technology. And while the new Spider is more than capable of delivering a thrilling, high-performance sports car driving experience on demand, the interior is a welcoming sanctuary of luxury and airiness; surface shapes reinforce the fluid lines of the exterior form and a ‘floating’ center console adds to the feeling of space.

Traditional craftsmanship such as hand-stitched leather trim sits side-by-side with advanced technology in the guise of a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and a centrally-mounted 7-inch IRIS touchscreen. The result is an environment in which the driver feels fully engaged and comfortable exploiting the exhilarating dynamic ability of the new 570S Spider, while being equally at ease – and enjoying first-class comfort – on longer journeys and at lower speeds.

Optimizing the design of interior surfaces has provided greater seat recline space than on previous McLaren Spider models and with a manual seat at the nominal 28-degree back angle, the Spider has the same seat travel as the Coupé.

Refinement with versatility

Maintaining refinement levels equal to those of the 570S Coupé was a crucial objective throughout the development of the 570S Spider and key to McLaren's designers favoring a retractable hardtop rather than a fabric roof.

Made from lightweight composite materials, the two-panel retractable roof was designed with the benefit of the proven technology of the convertible roof on McLaren’s previous Super Series Spider models. Roof closed, the new 570S Spider not only shares the profile silhouette of the 570S Coupé, but has the same level of noise insulation and refinement inside the cabin, with industry-standard measurement of decibel levels revealing it to be up to 20 percent quieter than the 650S Spider.

A glazed rear window that can be electrically closed and lowered at the push of a button is unique to the Spider among Sports Series models. With the roof closed, the window can be lowered to allow more engine noise into the cabin, providing a degree of the exhilaration of open-air motoring without full exposure to the elements. When the roof is opened, the rear window automatically lowers to around 80 percent of its full height, maintaining aerodynamic efficiency and acting as a wind deflector to reduce cabin air disturbance for a more comfortable experience. It can also be fully retracted when the roof is down.

With the roof closed, the area beneath the tonneau cover provides an additional 1.84 cubic feet of luggage space. Together with generous storage space at the front of the car, this gives the 570S Spider the largest luggage space in its class, at over seven cubic feet combined.

Personalisation

The 570S Spider offers owners unrivaled opportunity to personalize their car to suit individual tastes. Three seat choices are available, all providing exceptional comfort and support. Manually adjustable sports seats with six-way driver and four-way passenger adjustment are standard. They are upholstered in leather, with sophisticated Nappa leather or performance-oriented Alcantara® available as an option.

Customers can upgrade to a fully-electric version of the seats, with eight-way adjustment and heating and memory functions. Leather upholstery is again standard, with other materials optional. For the ultimate sports car experience, carbon fiber racing seats inspired by those developed for the McLaren P1™ can be specified. The fixed-back, manually-adjustable ‘bucket’ seats are available in either Regular or a wider, Touring size and offer the very highest levels of support necessary for track days while maintaining generous comfort on longer journeys. The composite material saves a substantial 33.07lbs and the seats are compatible with race harnesses for track use.

Specifying the optional electrically adjustable steering column together with the powered seat enables a comfort entry/exit feature, which moves the seat to its lowest and most rearward position and retracts the steering column to maximize available space when exiting or entering the car. 

Three new ‘By McLaren’ interior designs have been developed for the 570S Spider, bringing the number of ‘By McLaren’ interior specification choices available in Sports Series to 13 for a total of more than 20. Demonstrating the full breadth of interior customization possibilities without opting for a bespoke commission from McLaren Special Operations, the ‘By McLaren’ portfolio introduces unique colors and materials unavailable with other optional specifications. Specially selected by the McLaren design team to accentuate the interior design and complement the exterior forms, up to three co-ordinated colors in a cabin can be selected.

A choice of three audio systems is offered, with the standard four-speaker system providing excellent audio quality. Customers can upgrade at additional cost to either an eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system that gives the added benefit of surround sound, or a 12-speaker 1280 Watt Bowers & Wilkins premium system featuring technology developed for the Hi-Fi industry and especially tuned to adjust EQ (Equalisation). Automatic Volume Control (AVC) adjusts system levels depending on vehicle speed and whether the roof is closed or lowered.

Technology that informs the driver

The 570S Spider features a 10-inch TFT instrument display and a centrally-mounted 7-inch IRIS touchscreen. The cluster displays key information including vehicle speed, engine revs and gear selector in the central zone, with complementary information such as turn-by-turn navigation on the outer areas of the screen. The screen also displays the view from the reversing camera across its full width when the camera is active, giving the driver a larger, clearer view of what is behind when maneuvering. 

The information display automatically configures to match the driver-selectable, Normal, Sport and Track powertrain settings: in Normal, a digital central rev counter with vehicle speed takes precedence over gear selection; Sport prioritizes gear selection and the graphics become brighter for more immediate, at-a-glance recognition and Track introduces a racecar-inspired layout featuring a horizontal rev counter and corresponding gear shift lights.

The intuitive controls in the 7-inch central touchscreen give access to climate control, telephony, navigation and media playback functionality including Bluetooth audio streaming, all of which are standard. 3D satellite navigation, digital radio (DAB and SiriusXM) are also available*, as is the optional McLaren Track Telemetry system, which can be specified with video data logging. 

Keyless entry, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers provide further convenience as standard. A vehicle-lift feature that raises the nose of the car to clear road obstacles is available at additional cost.

Exhilarating driving experience

  • Carbon fiber MonoCell II ensures same strength and stiffness as 570S Coupé, with minimal 101lb weight gain solely the result of the retractable hardtop and roof-operation mechanism
  • Chassis settings same as 570S Coupé, delivering exceptional dynamic capability, maximum driver feedback and unrivaled comfort
  • 8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine produces 562hp and 443 lb ft torque, enabling the same 0-60mph acceleration in 3.1 seconds and maximum speed of 204mph as the 570S Coupé

“The 570S Spider handles with the same precision and agility as the 570S Coupé and delivers the same dramatic performance. The carbon fiber MonoCell II construction ensures that the chassis remains as stiff with the upper structure removed as with it, meaning no additional reinforcement to add weight. The Spider mirrors the thrilling driving experience enjoyed in the Coupé: in fact, lowering the roof makes the 570S Spider even more exhilarating to drive!”
Darren Goddard, Vehicle Line Director, Sports Series, McLaren Automotive

MonoCell II carbon fiber construction

McLaren pioneered the use of carbon fiber construction in Formula 1™ and every McLaren road car has adopted the technology. All Sports Series cars are based around MonoCell II, a carbon fiber monocoque that is the core of the vehicle. Weighing just 165lbs, it is incredibly strong and 25 percent stiffer than a comparable aluminium chassis, with a margin of superiority over steel even greater.

Unlike most metal architectures, the MonoCell II structure is not weakened by the removal of the roof and requires no additional bracing or reinforcement in a convertible car. This avoids much of the additional weight associated with convertible models and as a result the Spider handles with the same responsiveness and precision as the 570S Coupé.

Rewarding on road or track

The McLaren 570S Spider employs racecar-style, double-wishbone suspension all-round, with the same steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars as 570S Coupé models. The result is exceptional body control and a particularly pure and rewarding drive. Electro-hydraulically-assisted steering – still McLaren’s preferred choice to meet its exacting attribute requirements – offers greater steering feel than purely electric systems, giving the driver exceptional feedback and full confidence to exploit the perfectly-balanced chassis.

The 570S Spider is also extremely comfortable, as befits a sophisticated, luxurious convertible. The driver can choose from Normal, Sport or Track chassis modes via the Adaptive Dynamics Panel for progressively softer or firmer suspension, to best suit prevailing conditions.

The chassis software both enhances the driving experience and increases safety. Brake Steer, developed for Formula 1™, and subsequently banned due to the competitive advantage it offered, is fitted as standard to the 570S Spider and aids cornering by subtly applying braking force to the inside rear wheel as the driver turns in to a corner, reducing understeer and enabling the driver to brake later and accelerate earlier.

Performance Traction Control calibrated by McLaren provides precise control in extreme situations. The ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system includes a ‘Dynamic’ mode with reduced intervention and increased ‘driftability’, allowing drivers to build up to the 570S Spider’s full dynamic potential with confidence. The driver can also leave the ESC in its default ‘on’ setting with earlier intervention, or if preferred, cancel it altogether.

Carbon-ceramic brakes are standard, with 394mm discs and six-piston calipers at the front and 380mm discs and four-piston calipers at the rear. The brakes have a progressive, easy-to-modulate pedal feel from cold and deliver significantly shorter stopping distances than conventional iron brake discs; braking from 62mph to zero takes just 3.2 seconds, with just under 105 feet (32 meters) covered. They are also 4.41lbs lighter than iron discs and significantly more resistant to brake fade under track use.

The 570S Spider is fitted with performance-focused Pirelli P ZERO™ CORSA tires as standard. Measuring 225/35 R 19 at the front and 285/35 ZR20 at the rear, they offer excellent handling response and superior standing-start acceleration on road and track. A Pirelli P ZERO™ tire is available as an option and provides optimal performance in wet or cold weather conditions.

Incredible performance, impressive efficiency

The 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 M838TE engine positioned behind the driver sends power to the rear wheels, delivering outstanding performance. Incorporating race track technologies such as a flat-plane crankshaft and dry sump lubrication, the eight-cylinder engine revs freely for quick response, accompanied by a characterful exhaust note that is ensured by equal-length, cast stainless steel exhaust manifolds mated to stainless steel hydroformed tubes. A sports exhaust system is available as a cost-option.

Outputs of 562hp and 443 lb ft of torque and a Launch Control function give the 570S Spider acceleration from 0-60mph in just 3.1 seconds and a top speed of 204mph. The power-to-weight ratio of 413hp (419PS) per-tonne in lightest form is unrivaled in the convertible sports car class.

All 570S Spider models feature a seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox (SSG), providing high levels of refinement in normal conditions and exceptionally fast shifts during more spirited driving. The gearbox can be left in full automatic mode for maximum convenience, or controlled via tactile paddle-shifters fitted to the steering wheel to increase driver engagement. The Adaptive Dynamics Panel allows drivers to adjust powertrain characteristics through Normal, Sport and Track modes, simultaneously changing gear shift calibration, throttle response and exhaust sound from comfort-focused to progressively more intense and thrilling. Cylinder-cut technology, first used to optimize gear upshifts in the McLaren 650S, activates on both upshifts and downshifts in the Spider.

A switchable stop-start system fitted as standard automatically stops the engine while stationary. This contributes to the efficiency of the new 570S Spider, which delivers 16mpg city, 23mpg highway and 19mpg combined.

Warranty and service

 Further reiterating that the new 570S Spider is both a rational and emotional purchase – and in addition to the high levels of service from McLaren retailers and attractive personal finance options* – the new 570S Spider comes with a strong service and warranty offer. 

McLaren’s Vehicle Warranty, which covers the vehicle for three years from purchase without mileage limitation, is standard. Paint surface is warranted for three years; visible cosmetic corrosion for five years and perforation corrosion of the vehicle body for 10 years. Normal service intervals are one year or 9,300 miles (15,000km), whichever occurs first.

The warranty, which is valid when channelled through the region of purchase, guarantees McLaren Genuine Parts if fitted by a fully-trained McLaren technician at a McLaren service retailer. In most markets** assistance with alternative travel arrangements is also included should a vehicle repair take longer than expected.

The McLaren Extended Warranty can also be purchased, giving customers the option to cover their vehicle for up to 12 years. The policy can be registered in 12- or 24- month policy increments up to the vehicle’s 10-year anniversary from the date of first registration.

Ends

* Region and market dependent

**Not available in Middle East markets

McLaren 570S Spider

Technical specification

Engine configuration

M838TE engine, 3.8liter twin-turbo V8, 3,799cc

Drivetrain layout

Longitudinal mid-engined, RWD

Power bhp/kW (PS)@ rpm

562/419 (570) @ 7,500

Torque lbs ft ( Nm ) @ rpm

443 (600) @ 5,000-6,500

Transmission

7-Speed seamless-shift gearbox (SSG)

Suspension

Independent adaptive dampers, dual wishbones with Normal, Sport and Track modes

Steering

Electro-hydraulic; power-assisted

Brakes

Carbon Ceramic Discs (F: 394mm R: 380mm) with aluminium brake calipers (6-piston front; 4-piston rear)

Wheels (inches)

Front: 8J x 19; Rear: 10J x 20

Tires

F: 225/35 R19 R: 285/35 R20

Length, inches (mm)

178.3 (4,530)

Wheelbase, inches (mm )

105 (2,670)

Height, inches (mm)

47.3 (1,202)

Width, with mirrors, inches (mm)

82.5 (2,095)

Width, mirrors folded, inches (mm)

80.5 (2,045)

Width, without mirrors, inches (mm)

76 (1,930)

Track (to contact patch center), inches (mm)

Front: 65.9 (1,673); Rear: 63.7 (1,618)

Lightest dry weight, lbs (kg)

2,895 (1,359)

DIN Kerb weight, lbs (kg) [fluids + 90% fuel]

3,302.5 (1,498)

Luggage capacity (liters)

Front: 150 l; Tonneau: 52 l

Performance data*

ACCELERATION

0 -60mph

3.1 seconds

0-62mph (0-100 km/h)

3.2 seconds

0-124mph (0-200 km/h)

9.6 seconds

 ¼ mile/0-400 m

11.0 seconds

Maximum speed (roof closed/roof lowered)

204 mph (328 km/h)/ 196 mph (315 km/h)

124mph – 0 (200 – 0 km/h) braking

5.3 seconds/436ft

62mph – 0 (100 – 0 km/h) braking

3.2 seconds/105ft

EFFICIENCY

Fuel consumption – (US MPG)

City

Highway

Combined

16mpg

23mpg

19mpg

*All figures subject to confirmation.

McLaren Sports Series

“The McLaren Sports Series is introducing new customers to McLaren ownership and our supercar attributes and core brand values. With the 570S Spider joining the Sports Series family, there are now three bodystyles to choose from, all featuring lightweight, carbon fiber construction and a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine that together deliver outstanding performance and a thrilling drive. We have also focused on making every Sports Series model wholly user-friendly, with a comfortable cabin, supple suspension and the latest in-car technologies combining to ensure that owners enjoy everyday driving as much as high-performance experiences.’
Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive

  • The Sports Series, which is positioned below McLaren’s Ultimate and Super Series, comprises the most accessible McLaren cars
  • The new 570S Spider is the third Sports Series bodystyle, joining the 540C and 570S Coupés and 570GT
  • The McLaren Sports Series redefines sports car expectations. All models are constructed using a carbon fiber, MonoCell II chassis; have a mid-mounted, twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V8; and feature aluminium bodywork and unique-in-class dihedral doors
  • The 570S Coupé is particularly driver-focused, with absolute emphasis on engaging performance and dynamic excellence
  • The 570GT is a full-blooded McLaren sports car, with the added attraction of higher levels of comfort for longer journeys
  • The new 570S Spider builds upon the attributes of the 570S Coupé from which it is derived to deliver pure, exhilarating driving enjoyment – roof up or roof down
  • Spacious and luxurious hand-finished interiors with advanced technology, including a 10-inch TFT instrument cluster and 7-inch central touchscreen
  • 562hp V8 engine delivers best-in-class power-to-weight ratio of up to 5lbs per hp (in 570S Coupé, in lightest form)
  • Stunning performance from all Sports Series cars, with 0-60mph acceleration in as little as 3.1 seconds, and a maximum top speed of up to 204 mph
  • All Sports Series models are hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England

The McLaren Sports Series range brings the excitement and race-derived technology of a supercar to the luxury sports car segment, with a portfolio comprising 540C and 570S Coupés, 570GT, and 570S Spider. All models feature lightweight carbon fiber MonoCell II construction and a mid-mounted,

3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine producing up to 562hp and 443 lb ft torque and driving the rear wheels through a seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox.

McLaren Sports Series cars are designed to be the lightest, most powerful and fastest-accelerating cars in their class, with a power-to-weight ratio as high as 5 lbs per hp. They are also the most attainable McLaren models, sitting below McLaren’s Super Series and Ultimate Series, bringing supercar technologies to sports car customers.

All Sports Series models are hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England. They can be ordered through more than 80 McLaren retailers in 30 countries worldwide.

Shrink-wrapped bodywork

The breath-taking visual appeal of all Sports Series models is the result of McLaren’s strong design identity combining with iconic details unique to the brand. Aluminium bodywork is shrink-wrapped around the mid-engined chassis for a taut, athletic appearance that also optimizes aerodynamic efficiency, with air flowing over and even through the layered bodywork. Every detail is optimized; even the wing mirror arms, for example, improve aerodynamic efficiency by 2 percent.

Individual design highlights include a vertexed hood that pierces the air and channels airflow rearwards; intricate dihedral doors incorporating feather-shaped air intakes; and a rear bumper and aggressive diffuser that provide a glimpse of the technical beauty beneath. Even the LED headlights are true to brand identity, the Daylight Running Lights referencing the McLaren Speedmark logo.

The driver is at the center of the action
The interior of the Sports Series is built around the perfect driving position, with sports seats mounted low down in the cockpit and excellent forward visibility. A teardrop-shaped cabin creates a bright, airy atmosphere and generous storage space underlines the focus on day-to-day usability. Rotary switches, controls and steering wheel-mounted stalks are engineered to be as pleasing to the touch as they are to the eye.

Organic curves and a ‘floating’ center console echo the intricate tension of the formed aluminium bodywork. The seats, door casings, dashboard and center console are all upholstered by the craftsmen and craftswomen at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England, in either leather, Nappa leather or performance-oriented Alcantara®.

In addition to the interior colour and trim choices offered, a range of ‘By McLaren’ interiors are available for Sports Series models, introducing exciting new colors and materials tailored specifically to complement individual exterior specifications.

All Sport Series McLarens feature advanced driver-convenience technologies. A 10-inch TFT instrument cluster displays key vehicle information such as speed, rpm and gear selection as well information such as turn-by-turn navigation. On the Spider, the view from the rear reversing camera is also displayed on this screen to give the driver a larger, clearer view of what is behind them when maneuvering.

Additionally, the TFT instrument cluster automatically adapts its appearance to match the driver-selectable Normal, Sport and Track powertrain settings, with a racecar-inspired layout featuring a horizontal rev counter and corresponding shift lights in Track mode.

The intuitive controls in the 7-inch central touchscreen give access to climate control, telephony, navigation and media playback functionality including Bluetooth audio streaming, all of which are standard on all Sports Series models. 3D satellite navigation, digital radio (DAB and SiriusXM) are also available* and there is the option of the McLaren Track Telemetry system, which can be specified with video data logging. 

Carbon fiber construction

In common with all McLarens, every Sports Series model employs carbon fiber construction. The MonoCell II that forms the central passenger structure is light, strong and incredibly stiff, providing the perfect basis for an exceptionally agile and responsive sports car. At just 165lbs, the MonoCell II also contributes to the Sports Series being significantly lighter than competitors, boosting both agility and acceleration.

The design of MonoCell II has been adapted for the Sports Series’ focus on daily usability, with the sill narrower and lowered by 3.15 inches (80mm) compared with the previous generation MonoCell, for easier ingress and egress.

Unrivaled performance and efficiency

A potent 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine is mid-mounted behind the driver for excellent dynamic behavior. Featuring a flat-plane crankshaft for racecar-like responsiveness and dry-sump lubrication to guard against oil surge during heavy cornering, the 570S Coupé, 570GT and 570S Spider produce an impressive 562hp and 443 lb ft torque. A stop-start system contributes towards impressive efficiency of up to 16mpg city, 23mpg highway and 19mpg combined.

A seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox, inspired by Formula 1™ technology, is standard on all models and offers the driver a choice of automatic or manual control via the paddle-shifters fixed to the steering wheel.

Cylinder-cut technology activates on both upshifts and downshifts, for even faster gearshifts. The driver can also choose from Normal, Sport or Track powertrain settings, adjusting gearshift, throttle response and exhaust note from calm and comfortable to progressively more aggressive.

Thrilling handling and impressive comfort

Every Sports Series McLaren features double wishbone suspension, adaptive dampers, coil springs and anti-roll bars for uncompromising dynamics with unparalleled comfort. The Adaptive Dynamics Panel allows drivers to change the chassis settings to best suit prevailing conditions, choosing from Normal, Sport or Track mode, the options being progressively firmer.

Electro-hydraulically-assisted power steering provides unrivaled feedback and a quick rate of response for even greater driver involvement. Pirelli P Zero™ or P Zero™ CORSA tires are standard, depending on derivative, model and customer choice, and either carbon-ceramic or cast-iron brake discs ensure excellent braking performance.

The latest chassis software both enhances the driving experience and increases safety. Developed for Formula 1™, Brake Steer aids cornering and reduces understeer by subtly applying braking force to the inside rear wheel as the driver turns in to a corner. Performance Traction Control calibrated by McLaren provides precise control in extreme situations while the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) system includes a ‘Dynamic’ mode with reduced intervention and increased ‘driftability’, allowing drivers to build up to the full Sports Series dynamic potential with confidence.

Warranty and service

In addition to the high levels of service from McLaren retailers and attractive personal finance arrangements*, McLaren Sports Series cars come with a very strong service and warranty offer. McLaren’s Vehicle Warranty, which covers the vehicle for three years from purchase without mileage limitation, is standard. Paint surface is warranted for three years; visible cosmetic corrosion for five years and perforation corrosion of the vehicle body for 10 years. Normal service intervals are one year or 9,300 miles , whichever occurs first.

The warranty, which is valid when channelled through the region of purchase, guarantees McLaren Genuine Parts if fitted by a fully trained McLaren technician at a McLaren service retailer. In most markets** assistance with alternative travel arrangements is also included should a vehicle repair take longer than expected.

The McLaren Extended Warranty is also available and gives customers the option to cover their vehicle for up to 12 years. The policy can be registered in 12- or 24- month policy increments up until the vehicle’s 10-year anniversary from the date of first registration.

McLaren 570S Coupé

The McLaren 570S Coupé is the lightest, most driver-focused of all Sports Series models. Almost 331lbs lighter than its closest competitor at as little as 2,895lbs, the 570S Coupé benefits from 562hp at 7,500rpm from the 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine.

The power-to-weight ratio of 5 lbs per hp (at lightest dry weight) is unrivaled in the sports car class, and comparable to cars in the supercar segment. In combination with torque of 443 lb ft from 5,000rpm- 6,500rpm, the result is prodigious performance: 0-60mph takes just 3.1 seconds and 124mph is reached from standstill in less than 10 seconds. Maximum speed is 204mph.

An elegant flying buttress design distinguishes the rear bodywork of the 570S Coupé. Airflow through the buttresses equalizes the areas of low pressure created by the convex roof, increasing downforce. The flying buttresses also minimize drag and increase cooling air flow to the engine bay.

The luxurious interior includes leather seats that are six-way adjustable for the driver and four-way adjustable for the passenger. Eight-way heated electric memory seats and carbon fiber-shelled racing seats, as featured in the McLaren P1™, are also available.

The standard four-speaker audio system features two 165mm bass woofers and a 240W Class AB amplifier for exceptional sound quality. An 8-speaker McLaren Audio Plus and a 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium system are available as options.

McLaren 570GT

The McLaren 570GT is the most luxurious and refined Sports Series model, providing long-distance comfort and increased versatility while retaining a thrilling driving experience. Subtly visually different to the 570S Coupé, its classic GT lines sweep down into a side-opening rear glass hatch, providing an additional 7.8 cubic feet of storage on the leather-lined Touring Deck, as well as an instantly recognizable identity.

Carbon fiber frames the hatch opening to give maximum torsional rigidity and is adapted for left- and right-hand-drive models so that the hatch opens on the curb side in all markets. A fixed-glass panoramic roof is standard and extends back to the large glass rear hatch for an even brighter, more open atmosphere than the Coupé models, which are light and airy in their own right. The roof is treated with a 19 percent transmission tint* and Sound & Solar Film to reduce both solar radiation and noise entering the cabin. A dual-zone air-conditioning system further enhances the comfort of both occupants.

Eight-way electric heated memory sports seats are standard, with extended leather upholstery to the seats, dashboard, door casings and center console for a sophisticated, relaxing atmosphere. The eight-speaker McLaren Audio Plus system offered optionally on other Sports Series models is fitted as standard for a more immersive listening experience. The 12-speaker Bowers & Wilkins premium audio system is also available.

Front and rear parking sensors and soft-close doors underline the focus on luxury, refinement and user-friendliness.

The 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine produces the same outstanding 562hp and 443 lb ft of torque as the 570S Coupé, but a bespoke exhaust system provides a quieter note suitable for long journeys at higher cruising speeds.

Chassis settings are also bespoke to provide the additional comfort expected from a GT car. Spring rate stiffness is reduced by 15 percent at the front and 10 percent at the rear compared to the 570S Coupé, and the steering ratio is reduced by 2 percent for improved stability at higher speeds. Specially-developed Pirelli P Zero™ tires employ the Pirelli Noise Cancelling System (PNCS) to reduce road noise entering the cabin by up to three decibels.

McLaren 570S Spider

The McLaren 570S Spider retains all the driver engagement and refinement of the 570S Coupé, but adds the exhilaration of open-air driving. A retractable two-piece hardtop lowers in just 15 seconds at speeds of up to 25mph, and a glazed rear window/wind deflector can be independently lowered with the roof up or down.

The 570S Spider is as visually powerful and distinctive with the roof down as it is with it closed. In place of the rear flying buttresses of the Coupé, twin buttresses flow back aerodynamically into the rear deck creating a dramatic new profile. An extended rear spoiler that is .5 inches higher than that of the 570S Coupé redresses the aerodynamic differences resulting from the unique rear body shape of the Spider, maintaining superb balance at higher speeds.

In keeping with the positioning of the 570S Spider as a sophisticated and luxurious convertible, extensive personalization choices include three distinctive new exterior colors alongside the existing Sports Series color palette; a Dark Palladium grey contrast finish to roof and pillars as an alternative to body color; three new ‘By McLaren’ interior designs and a new 10-spoke alloy wheel design. Driver convenience and audio options reflect those offered on the 570S Coupé.

With the same carbon fiber MonoCell II construction employed in every Sport Series car, the 570S Spider retains all the rigidity of the 570S Coupé with no additional strengthening required. This is a significant advantage over most aluminium- or steel-constructed convertibles. The two lightweight composites roof panel ‘shells’ – which operate together electrically – are lighter than a conventional fabric roof and together with the convertible roof mechanism add just 101lbs to the total weight of the car, the only increase in weight on the Spider compared to the Coupé.

The use of a retractable hard-top means a high standard of refinement is retained, the 570S Spider being the equal of the 570S Coupé. The lightweight roof and strong accompanying carbon fiber structure have also enabled McLaren engineers to retain the chassis settings of the 570S Coupé, so delivering the same superb levels of dynamic agility and highly involving driver feedback.

Acceleration is also on a par with the Coupé, 0-60mph being dispatched in 3.1 seconds and 124mph is reached from standstill in 9.6 seconds. The maximum speed of 204mph with the roof closed is also the same.

McLaren 540C

The McLaren 540C Coupé is the most accessible McLaren but is no less of a thrilling, full-blooded sports car. It shares many of the attributes of the more powerful 570S Coupé and its McLaren M838TE twin-turbocharged V8 engine produces only marginally less power: 533bhp at 7,500rpm and 398lb ft of torque between 3,500-6,500rpm. Visually the 540C is fitted with unique alloy wheels and the rear diffuser has a slightly different profile compared to the 570S. Brakes discs are iron rather than the carbon ceramic components fitted to the 570S.

As you would expect of a McLaren, performance remains ferocious, with 0-62mph taking just 3.5 seconds, 0-124mph reached in just 10.5 seconds and a maximum speed of 199mph.

*dependent on market

**not available in Middle East markets

Ends

Notes to Editors:

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and super cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.

Following the global launch of McLaren Automotive in 2010, the groundbreaking 12C was revealed in 2011, the 12C Spider in 2012 and the limited-run McLaren P1™ went into production in 2013. In keeping with its plan to introduce a new model each year, the company unveiled the 650S, in Coupé and Spider form in 2014, while 2015 proved to be a year of unprecedented growth of the product portfolio with five new models launched across the full range. The strictly limited-edition 675LT Coupé premiered at the Geneva Motor Show alongside the track-only McLaren P1™ GTR which, with 1,000PS, became the most powerful model ever produced by the brand. The much-anticipated Sports Series became the third – and final – model tier in the McLaren range with the 570S Coupé and 540C Coupé, debuting in New York and Shanghai respectively, less than one month apart. The end of 2015 saw the launch of the fifth model, the 675LT Spider, which was as a direct response to customer demand. The year also saw the end of production for the first model in the Ultimate Series as the 375th McLaren P1™ was completed, closing what had become a defining year for the British brand. 2016 continued where 2015 had left off with the introduction of the 570GT – a second bodystyle for the Sports Series and the most luxurious car McLaren has ever built, as well as the 570S GT4 and 570S Sprint track variants. 2016 also marked the introduction of the company’s new business plan, Track22, which sees the company investing £1B in Research and Development to deliver 15 all new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least 50% will feature hybrid technology. The uplift in sales in 2016 also saw the launch of the second shift at the McLaren Production Centre as well as the company’s third year of profitability in just six years of trading. In March 2017, the second-generation Super Series was introduced at the Geneva Motor Show with the global premiere of the McLaren 720S.

McLaren Automotive Partners 
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative and highly acclaimed sports cars, McLaren Automotive has partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology including AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli, Richard Mille and SAP.

Visit cars.mclaren.com for more details.

Further information:

Wayne Bruce
Global Communications & PR Director | McLaren Automotive Limited
Phone: +44 (0) 1483 261500
Mobile: +44 (0) 7768 132429
Email: wayne.bruce@mclaren.com

John Paolo Canton
Head of Public Relations | McLaren North America
Phone: +1 646 926 5971
Email: jp.canton@mclaren.com

Laura Conrad
Public Relations | McLaren North America
Phone : +1 765 517 2186
Email : us.media@mclaren.com

Media website: cars.mclaren.press

Facebook:www.facebook.com/mclarenautomotive

Twitter:www.twitter.com/McLarenAuto

You Tubewww.youtube.com/mclarenautomotivetv

 

images 327 videos 0 View all
Back to top