Lightweight spiders oh my!
Building on the success of the McLaren 570S Coupe Track Pack, the British automaker has announced a similar offering for the 570S Spider. Shoppers of topless McLarens can now opt for the Track Pack when ordering the supercar. The package will cost a scant $24,620, more than a base model Subaru Forester. For the money, the package chops off 74.2 pounds of weight from the already skinny 570S Spider.
“The 570S Spider has already gained a reputation as an extremely accomplished luxury sports car that is hugely enjoyable to drive on a circuit,” explained Jolyon Nash, executive director, Global Sales and Marketing, McLaren Automotive. “This new Track Pack brings together, in one package, design features, specification and popular practical options desirable for track use, further increasing choice for Spider buyers and at the same time offering them even better value.” Externally, the 570S Spider Track Pack gains a Dark Palladium roof and super lightweight 10-spoke forged alloy wheels in Stealth Finish wrapped in Pirelli P-Zero Corsa rubber.
Additionally, there’s a new Sports Exhaust that’s obviously much louder than standard fitment, along with the same rear spoiler as the 570S Coupe Track Pack. McLaren says the wheels help further chop curb weight by 33.7 lbs compared to the standard wheels. Additional weight savings are available to the anorak through optional carbon-fiber exterior upgrades. Moving inside, the Spider can be optioned with one of six By McLaren Designer Interior Sport Design themes in Alcantara and Nappa leather. Carbon fiber backed racing bucket seats shake off another 28.7 lbs compared to the standard 570S Spider.
The steering wheel comes finished in Carbon Black Alcantara, and asstandardkitthe Track Pack includes door inserts, tunnel sides, gearshift paddles, steering wheel spokes, switch packs, and infotainment surround finished in matte carbon fiber. Powered by McLaren's 3.8-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 engine producing up to 562 horsepower, the Spider is the lightest car in its class and offers the highest power-to-weight ratio among competitors.