Behold the new McLaren 570S Spider, in summation it’s the type of supercar that can pull off any color and look fantastic. McLaren is an iconic name and has been in motorsport from the 60’s, but them being a manufacturer of supercars aka McLaren Automotive is more of a mid 90’s affair starting with the iconic F1 road car.
McLaren has around six models in its lineup excluding variants, the 570S Spider is not a new model per se, but a spider variant of the equally gorgeous 570S coupe. I admire their cars of course, but I was also never a fan of them using the McLaren logo as a direct inspiration for the headlight, as seen vividly on the 650, in this iteration the front lights are halfway between the 720 and 650 models. What strikes the most is the sides, those air intakes are magnificent, especially how a small line connects the wheel arc with the large air intake, it kind of gives off a retro vibe. At the back the P1 has its mark made, those oval lights look so delicate, yet the car itself means business. The interior is simple and functional in a very intentional way, it’s not something a person should complain about at all, as this is one focused car.
The most accessible McLaren to date hits 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, thanks to a 570Hp 3.8 Liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine mated to a 7 speed gearbox. The two piece roof takes 15 seconds to fully retract while on the move up to 45 km/h.
Overall the Spider complements the 570S and provides an alternative to the coupe if you like drop down thrills. Regardless of which variant, the 570S most probably is going to be another future McLaren icon.