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Here's How McLaren Makes A 570S Spider Dynamically Equal To The Coupe

Cutting edge technology makes this convertible just as rigid as its coupe counterpart.

It’s not really that rich people are any better than the rest of us, but money does have a knack of not taking too well to limiting words like “no” and “compromise.” It’s a problem for supercar manufacturers. Not so much the “no” word, since an automaker like McLaren will build literally anything that’s physically possible to put on four wheels provided the customer is rich enough, but the word “compromise” is, and that’s best embodied in the convertible.

Try as they might, carmakers have a hard time merging the necessary chassis rigidity of a supercar with the free spirited ways of a convertible without making a few compromises, but in the case of the latest McLaren 570S, it appears that compromise is not a word that can be used to describe the relationship between form and function.

Thanks to the carmaker’s rampant pursuit of perfection, the 570S Spider doesn’t lose any dynamic abilities to the coupe because it utilizes advanced mono cell tube carbon tub, making the roof a structural afterthought even in the coupe. With such high levels of rigidity offered with or without the top, the 570S Spider becomes an animal in the corners, letting a driver explore the depths of their courage and abilities rather than those of the car. The only penalty in that case is a 46 kilogram weight gain, which is equivalent to having an unhealthily started supermodel sitting in the passenger seat, but why have them if you can’t show them off to the world via an open top anyways?

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