Lesson in economies of scale aside, the 570S Spider is a fantastic idea, enabling the sports car to better fight the Porsche 911 by offering buyers more options to customize their rides without getting an MSO one-off. As Autocar
notes, if the weight premium the 570S Spider carries over the hard top 570S is the same as what the drop-top 650S has over the coupe, we can expect the 570S Spider to weigh an extra 88 pounds. Given McLaren’s skill for preserving performance despite the added weight and lessened chassis rigidity, we shouldn’t expect performance metrics to drop too far. What will change, aside from weight, will be price. Expect to pay an extra $25,000 over base price for the Spider.