2018 570S Spider called most practical McLaren sports car


Car lovers should keep a look out for McLaren Automotive, as the British car company is releasing a new model, the 570S Spider.

According to Bloomberg Pursuits writer Hannah Elliott, who tested the 570S Spider at Pebble Beach car week in Monterey Bay, the 2018 convertible sports car is "sculpted like a marble Venus." The vehicle is fast, with the ability to reach 60 miles per hour in 3.1 seconds. It comes with 562-horsepower, 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine. The car is light at 2,895 pounds at its lightest and features dihedral doors that swing open lightly—a feature that is automated by a button.

"I didn’t take it to 204 mph on the windy roads around Monterey—big surprise. But I can vouch for the immediate, stirring, seamless acceleration you’ll feel the instant you press the pedal," Elliott wrote. "Rather than barreling down the road or lunging forward like a monster, the car feels integrated into the asphalt itself, gliding past mile markers like a Learjet. Do not buy the 570S if you’re a hesitant driver; the two of you will find yourselves incompatible."

Elliott calls the 570S the most practical McLaren vehicle available. Due to the carbon-fiber MonoCell II structure it shares with the coupe version, this convertible drives "with rigidity and responsiveness" of a coupe, she writes. It also has extra storage space behind its headrest. The vehicle has deep and firm seats, voice control and a central 7-inch infotainment screen. According to Elliott, the four-speaker audio system could use some improvement, but that's just one bump in the road for a vehicle that has so much potential.

The McLaren 570S Spider starts at $208,800.

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