2018 McLaren 570S Spider Review: Topless Fun

Introduction

The McLaren Sports Series line up is now complete thanks to the new open top Spider. McLaren’s lopped the roof off, given the car a fresh new look, and even a bit more boot space. The Sport Series is McLaren’s take on the supercar you can use every day. Practicality-wise that’s not quite true, but it has a comfortable ride, good looks and more performance than anyone short of a racing driver can use. It’s an awesome bit of kit.

Body Style: 2-door convertible Seats: 2               MRP from £164,750


Did you know? 
The McLaren logo is a refined version of the Kiwi bird that used to adorn Bruce McLaren’s race cars.

 

Verdict | Design | Interior | Technology | Performance | Safety | Specs | Running Costs | Pricing 

Verdict: ★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

This is the easiest way to get into an open top McLaren and if you can find an excuse to put your cash down, you most certainly should. As a driver’s car it is sublime, yet there are few compromises to ride comfort so it’s useable daily. Despite its convertible roof, it’s still super quiet at motorway speeds. That cake you’ve been eyeing up… you can have it and eat it.

 

Design & Exterior

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Interior & Comfort

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Technology & Connectivity

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Performance & Handling

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Safety Features

★★★★★★★★★☆ (9/10)

Spec & Trim Levels

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

Running Costs & Fuel Economy

★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7/10)

Pricing

★★★★★★★★☆☆ (8/10)

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