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This is the McLaren 570S Spider 'Track Pack'
33kg weight saving is supposed to appeal to owners "interested in occasional track days". Does it?
McLaren 570S Spider not hardcore enough for you? Well, fret ye not, because for the price of a whole Mini Cooper, McLaren will equip your new 570S Spider with a ‘Track Pack’ that “brings together a range of practical and visual features suited to circuit use in one pack”. How thoughtful.
Designed to “deliver enhanced levels of driver engagement for owners interested in occasional track days, while still maintaining the daily usability of the McLaren Sports Series convertible”, the pack cuts the Spider’s kerbweight by some 33kg. It adds a lighter, louder exhaust, carbon fibre bucket seats and trim and a telemetry system for monitoring laptimes. Spot one by its ‘Dark Palladium’ roof and lightweight, ten-spoke alloy wheels.
There are no mechanical changes to speak of. So you get the same 3.8-litre, twin-turbo V8, the same 562bhp and 443lb ft as the standard 570S Spider. In that car 0-62mph takes 3.2 seconds, 124mph is seen off in 9.6 seconds and the top speed (roof up) is 204mph. You can read our full review by clicking on these words. McLaren hasn’t confirmed numbers for the Track Pack, but the 33kg weight-saving can’t have had that much of an impact.
10 per cent of 570S Coupe buyers opt for the Track Pack. For the Spider – the best-selling car in the Sports Series – it adds £17,160 to the £164,750 RRP. Which sounds like a lot, but add all those options individually and you’d be looking at way more. Fancy it?