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McLaren to launch 570S GT in 2016, 570S Spider in 2017

August 5, 2015

The McLaren 570S range will get a more powerful GT variant in 2016 and a convertible version ‘Spider’ in 2017, says a new report from Autocar. The convertible version will arrive about a year after the GT variant arrives next year. Both will share the same platform with the coupe, with the power coming from a 3.8-litre twin-turbocharged V8 engine that produces 570 hp and 600 Nm (443 lb-ft) of torque.

Like the 650S Spider, the 570S Spider is expected to weight 40 kgs more than its coupe counterpart and will have a folding hard-top roof, as per the report. Moreover, it is likely to have identical performance figures. This means the 570S will be able to sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in close to 3.2 seconds and have a top speed of 330 km/h (205 mph). The report further states that since the price difference between McLaren’s convertible and coupe models is generally about £20,000, the Spider could be listed at around £165,000 (coupe starts at £143,000).

Coming to the 570S GT, the grand touring variant is being built by McLaren as a long-distance tourer. It will be more spacious and practical than the 570S coupe and Spider. It will also get a more luxurious cabin and extra storage space, which could result in minor styling changes.

The 570S Spider and 570S GT will join the 570S coupe and the 540C in the McLaren Sports Series range, which falls below the Super Series (650S, 625C and 675LT) and the Ultimate Series (P1 Hypercar).

[Source: Autocar]

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