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McLaren is quite handy at building Spiders, isn’t it? It’s a got a great track record. Because all its road cars are built around an ultra-stiff carbon tub, there’s no reinforcement come cabrio-time. So the only extra weight is what’s added by the folding hard-top, and because McLaren’s version is an elegant electric 46kg operation, that’s the only penalty. You get hard-top refinement at the press of a button, or full-blown intimacy with whatever bi-turbo V8 your chosen McLaren is pushed along by. With zero compromises. And this is the cheapest, least powerful McSpider yet? Those being relative terms, yes. But the 570S, even in boulevardier Spider guise, remains stupendously fast for an entry-level supercar. It generates 562 imperial horsepower, 443lb ft of torque, and it’s good for 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds, and feels faster still. Such is the potency, the sense of pent-up pressure when those turbos come on boost, and the lightness of the car. McLaren quotes 1,359kg dry, and 1,486kg ready to go with 90 per cent super-unleaded on board. That’s three hundred kilos less than the all-wheel drive Audi R8 V10 Plus Spyder.