McLaren 570S Spi­der

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Take one McLaren 570S, re­move the roof and re­place it with a two-piece re­tractable hard­top. The re­sult is a mod­est 46kg heav­ier than the coupe; McLaren says no ex­tra strength­en­ing of the body was needed, as the su­per-strong car­bon tub was al­ready sturdy enough.

There are two rear but­tresses that slope down from the seats and a slight ex­ten­sion of the rear spoiler to ac­com­mo­date the change in proile. McLaren’s di­he­dral doors have sur­vived the tran­si­tion to Spi­der.

The twin-turbo 3.8-litre V8 re­mains un­changed so there’s 562bhp to play with, and the 0Š62mph launch time of 3.2 sec­onds is ex­actly the same as the hard­top’s. Top speed with the roof up is the same as the coupe, too, at 204mph, but drops to 196mph top down. Yours for £164,750. NEED TO KNOW How does it €it in the range? Sports Se­ries mi­nus roof What’s it up against? R8, FŠType, 911 When can I buy one? Now if you want a Launch Edi­tion ver­sion

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