McLaren 570S and 720S have arrived in Seoul, Korea for its Asian premiere. Lighter, faster and more dynamically capable than the Mclaren 650S, and with unparalleled levels of interior space and sophistication, the new 720s has a breadth and depth of abilities that involve and satisfy drivers. Meantime, the 570S is all about performance dynamic attributes and refinement with the added exhilaration of open-air driving.
The McLaren 570S Coupe is the third bodystyle in the Brand’s Sports Series product family, alongside Coupé and GT Retractable hardtop using technology proven in Mclaren 650S and 675LT Spiders. The hardtop takes just 15 seconds to open or close, at vehicle speeds of up to 40km/h. The retractable hardtop is a 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 raised or lowered. 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.
Furthermore, a glazed wind deflector can be electrically raised or lowered at the push of a button, providing further versatility with the roof up or down.
Hand-assembled in Woking, England, the 570S 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.
In looks, the 570S Spider takes up a rear spoiler, which is a visible spoiler made of carbon fiber, available as an option. Everything else is retained from the Coupe version. Three new exterior colors celebrate the Spider’s introduction: Curacao Blue, Vega Blue and Sicilian Yellow. There are 20 colors in total for the 570S range. Additionally, a new, 10-spoke lightweight forged alloy wheel design (19-inch front, 20-inch rear) has been crafted as an option for the new 570S Spider. For further differentiation, a new brake caliper color, Liquid Black, is also available.
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, the same as those fitted to the McLaren P1, can also be specified.
In terms of performance, the top speed is similar to the Coupe: 328km/h (204mph) with the roof in place or 315km/h (196mph) with roof lowered. The twin-turbocharged McLaren M838TE engine is positioned behind the driver, churning 570PS at 7,500rpm and torque of 600Nm between 5,000rpm and 6,500rpm. It combines with a rapid yet smooth seven-speed seamless-shift gearbox.
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 419PS-per-tonne (lightest dry weight).
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.