New McLaren 570S Spider Makes its Asian Debut in Japan

  • McLaren Automotive unveils new McLaren 570S Spider.
  • Japan is the first country in Asia to reveal the new Mclaren 570S Spider.
  • Retractable hardtop using technology with just 46kg weight premium over 570S Coupé and structural rigidity unchanged
  • Roof takes just 15 seconds to open or close, at vehicle speeds of up to 40km/h (25mph)
  • 8-litre twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine with seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox produces a class-leading 570PS and 600Nm
  • Acceleration from 0-100km/h (0-62mph) in 2 seconds and 328km/h (204mph) top speed are identical to 570S Coupé. Top speed with roof down is 315km/h (196mph)

JAPAN. McLaren Automotive Ltd. , the pioneering British creator of luxury sports and super cars unveils the new McLaren 570S Spider today at a press conference held in Yokohama, Japan. This was the first time this model was publicly showcased in Asia.

George Biggs, Managing Director of McLaren Automotive Asia said, ”The McLaren 570S Spider is a truly exceptional car and we are delighted to unveil it in Japan, making it our first launch in Asia. It has been an outstanding year for McLaren. We’ve received a phenomenal response since the release of the 720S, followed by the announcement of our fourth consecutive year of profitability and today we celebrate the launch of the latest addition to the McLaren Sports Series family. The McLaren 570S Spider is a convertible without compromise, with an attractive retractable hardtop that delivers the exhilaration of roof-down motoring. It is an extremely thrilling car to drive.”

The McLaren 570S Spider was revealed during the Goodwood Festival of Speed in June 2017. The 570S Spider is the third body style in McLaren’s Sports Series product family. As “a convertible without compromise”, the new 570S Spider combines the exceptional dynamism and refinement of the 570S Coupé with the extra exhilaration of open-air motoring. The 570S Spider 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.

Most importantly, there are no performance compromises versus the 570S Coupé, with the Spider maintaining the same electrifying pace, dynamic excellence and impressive refinement.  The carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis at the heart of all Sports Series cars does not suffer any reduction in strength or stiffness in convertible guise, or require any additional structural actions. This has allowed McLaren engineers to design and develop the 570S Spider without concerns that are potentially a significant issue with steel or aluminium structures.

The design purity of the 570S Spider includes:-

  • a lightweight, aluminium bodywork enables beautifully-sculpted surfaces, informed by aerodynamic requirements and attributes
  • a two-piece retractable hardtop that maintains the design purity of the Coupé when closed and introduces a dramatic visual signature when open, accentuating the way in which the aluminium body panels ‘wrap around’ the cabin
  • three new exterior colours to celebrate the launch of the 570S Spider, with the retractable roof finished either in body colour or contrast Dark Palladium grey

“The McLaren 570S Spider visual design fully embraces the aerodynamic requirements by optimising airflow management. It was imperative for us to maintain design purity and, therefore, to keep the 570S Coupe’s silhouette. The ideal solution was to use retractable hardtop technology, giving it a striking and athletic appearance while keeping instantly recognisable McLaren design language”, says Mark Roberts, Head of Design Operations at McLaren Automotive.

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Also making its debut in Japan is the documentary movie “McLaren”. It follows the life of founder Bruce McLaren, and his determination to reach the summit of global motor racing that saw his name become synonymous with the sport; displaying an incomparable will to succeed and desire to better both himself and his burgeoning company. “McLaren” is the story of one man’s unfaltering commitment to his vision which will inspire generations of sporting fans. The DVD of the movie has been on sale in Japan since September 6 from NBS Universal Entertainment Japan.

About McLaren 570S Spider press conference:

Date & time:       Monday, September 22nd, 2017 11:00 – 12:00

Speakers:         Mark Roberts, Design Studio Manager, McLaren Automotive

 George Biggs, Managing Director, McLaren Automotive Asia

 Yoshihiro Masamoto, Head of Japan, McLaren Automotive Asia

Venue:             “Osanbashi Hall”  at International Passenger Terminal in Yokohama
(Kaigai-dori 1, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan)

Additionally, Yoshihiro Masamoto, Head of Japan for McLaren Automotive Asia commented: “The McLaren 570S Spider is the most attainable McLaren Spider to date, adds yet another dimension to the McLaren Sports Series family.  By adopting McLaren’s carbon monocaqe, it allows drivers to enjoy a comfortable and refreshing open-air motoring experience without sacrificing the sensations of the Coupé. We are excited to introduce this new McLaren Spider to Japanese supercar enthusiasts.

A selection of high resolution images accompanying this release is available to download from the McLaren Automotive media site – cars.mclaren.press

About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a British manufacturer of luxury, high-performance sports and super cars, located at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Surrey. For the past 30 years, McLaren has pioneered the use of carbon fibre in vehicle production and since introducing a carbon chassis into racing and road cars with the 1981 McLaren MP4/1 and 1993 McLaren F1 respectively, McLaren has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis.

McLaren Automotive Partners                  
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative and highly acclaimed sports cars, McLaren Automotive has partnered with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology including, AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli, Richard Mille and SAP.

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