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Thanks to its glorious history as a Formula One racing team, McLaren has also reached a high level for its production models, such as the 1992 McLaren F1 supercar.

This could make the brand seem a little unapproachable, but McLaren is going further by pulling the top off the 562 horsepower, 3.2-second 0-62mph 570S, with a new folding hardtop Spider version priced at $210,345. Right, that is still a fair amount of change, but it is not unattainable, like the original F1 or the company’s most recent P1, which is sold for millions of dollars.

With the roof closed, the 570S Spider will do 204 mph. When dropping the top, the maximum speed drops to 196mph. What doesn’t drop, though, is the strength of its chassis, even without the roof. That’s because McLaren’s carbo fiber chassis is designed like the ones of its Formula One racers, to be strong even with an open cockpit.

 

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“This is a convertible without compromise; its mid-engined layout and carbon fiber chassis guarantee the same thrilling dynamic performance and exceptional driver involvement enjoyed in a 570S Coupé. But with the added attraction of a retractable hardtop that delivers the extra exhilaration of roof-down motoring,” explained Mike Flewitt, McLaren Automotive CEO.

The model is available in three new and exclusive colors: Vega Blue (picture), Curacao Blue and Sicilian Yellow. Cars are expected to reach customers in August.

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