McLaren 570S Spider review

Category: Sports car

Section: Performance & drive

McLaren 570S Spider
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  • McLaren 570S Spider
  • McLaren 570S Spider
  • McLaren 570S Spider
  • McLaren 570S Spider
  • McLaren 570S Spider
  • McLaren 570S Spider
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Performance & drive

What it’s like to drive, and how quiet it is

Powering the 570S Spider is the same twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 petrol engine that's used find in the Coupé and GT. It produces a heady 562bhp and can propel the 570S Spider from 0-62mph in just 3.2sec and on to a top speed of 204mph. You might imagine that with such an impressive set of statistics, the 570S Spider would be a handful to drive. In fact, it's quite the contrary, being incredibly easy to drive yet exceptionally rewarding in equal measure.

Take the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox, for instance. In automatic mode, it does a great job of transmitting the engine’s immense thrust smoothly, while if you take control manually using the steering-wheel mounted paddles, it flits between the gears rapidly, letting you make full use of the engine’s capabilities.