McLaren 570S 9

  • The McLaren 570S Spider walks a fine line between English sports car and a no-holds-barred exotic supercar.
  • The 570S is powered by a 562 horsepower, 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8.
  • It can do 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds and reach a top speed of 204 mph.
  • In the marketplace, the 570S Spider competes against the Audi R8 V10 Spyder and the Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet. 

The McLaren 570S Spider is a supercar. Sort of.

The 570S is a mainstay of McLaren’s entry-level Sports Series, and the company openly calls the stylish mid-engined speed machine a sports car. 

But step on the gas, and the 570S will quickly convince you of its European supercar credentials complete with supercar power, speed, and charisma. 

Last fall, Business Insider spent a week with a brand-new McLaren 570S Spider in an eye-catching Sicilian Yellow paint job. 

The 570S Spider starts at $ 208,800, but our test car came packed with nearly $ 44,000 in options. That gave it an as-tested price of around $ 253,000. 

That’s certainly a pretty penny. 

So is this McLaren a sports car or a supercar — and is it worth its hefty price? Let’s find out:

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Here it is. The new McLaren 570S Spider.

It’s the convertible counterpart to the 570S Coupe we tested in 2016.

It’s also the little brother to the 720S and…

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