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The two-seat, rear-wheel drive 570S Spider is the
third bodystyle in McLaren’s Sports Series portfolio

McLaren 570S Spider set for Bahrain launch

MANAMA, June 19, 2017

Kanoo Motors, a leading high-end automotive retailer and the official distributor of McLaren in Bahrain, has announced that the McLaren 570S Spider will soon be available to order from McLaren Bahrain.

Hand-assembled in the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, England, the 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider ever and brings supercar attributes such as carbon-fibre 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 raised or lowered.  

McLaren Automotive chief executive officer Mike Flewitt said: “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 fibre 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 hard-top that delivers the extra exhilaration of roof-down motoring.”

The combination of lightweight carbon fibre construction and an incredibly potent 3.8-litre, 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).

Positioned behind the driver, the twin-turbocharged McLaren M838TE engine produces 570PS at 7,400rpm and torque of 600Nm 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 100km/h in 3.2 seconds and to 200km/h in just 9.6 seconds.

Top speed is 328km/h with the roof in place – identical to the 570S Coupé – and even with the roof lowered, the new Spider can reach 315km/h. Complementing this extreme performance is a stop-start system that contributes to overall efficiency; the 570S Spider returns official fuel economy of 10.7 litres/100km in the NEDC combined cycle and CO2 emissions of just 249g/km.

Three new exterior colours 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 colours in total.

The new McLaren 570S Spider is priced at BD82,375 ($216,850), a statement said. – TradeArabia News Service




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