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Specification

Specification

  • Mileage: 550
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Size: 3800cc
  • Interior Colour: Carbon Black
  • Exterior Colour: Aurora Blue
  • Body Style: Convertible
  • Seats: 2
  • Service:
  • Reg date: 2016/3

Optional extras

  • Exterior Special Paint - Aurora Blue
  • Full Carbon Black Alcantara Interior
  • Contrast Stitch - Cadmium Yellow
  • Seat Piping - Cadmium Yellow Leather
  • Volumetric Alarm Upgrade
  • Lithium-Ion Battery Charger
  • Carbon Fibre Mirror Casings
  • Carbon Fibre Interior Upgrade
  • Car Cover
  • Carbon Ceramic Brakes
  • Yellow Callipers with Black Logo
  • Stealth McLaren Badge
  • Carbon Fibre Side Intake
  • Electric Steering Column
  • Electric & Heated Memory Seats
  • Full Alcantara Interior
  • Branded Floor Mat Set
  • Luxury Pack
  • Super-Lightweight Forged Wheels - Diamond Cut Finish
  • Meridian Surround Sound
  • Vehicle Lift
  • Parking Sensors & Rear Parking Camera
  • Vehicle Tracking System
  • Soft Close Doors
  • Security Pack
  • Stealth Pack
  • Sport Exhaust
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System
  • McLaren Track Telemetry
Description

Description

Top Gear says:

Open-top version of McLaren's brilliant 650S. P1 looks and open-top sensations: perfect!

It's brilliant, that's what. This is the convertible version of McLaren's 650S coupe, complete with a folding hard top that tucks itself away in 17 seconds at up to 19mph.

What makes the McLaren stand out from other convertibles is that, thanks to the toughness of its carbon tub, it needed no additional strengthening. Which means it's every bit as stiff and rigid as the hard top and only weighs 40kg more.

What this means is that the Spider drives identically to the coupe. There is not a trace of chassis shimmer, no extra steering kickback and not even a hint of extra vibration in the rear view mirror. And it handles with exactly the same confidence-inspiring accuracy as the coupe, and since the 650S produces 650bhp, you really don't notice the extra 40kg. 

What you do notice is a lot more noise. Arguably the Spider's best feature isn't the roof itself, but the electric rear window, which fulfils the role of wind deflector when the roof is down, but acts as a volume control for the V8 twin turbo with the roof up. 

As far as the cabin design goes, nothing has really changed. But then nothing needed to. The Spider feels like it's been built and designed to F1 standards - it's great to spend time in and the ergonomics are superb. The satnav works great, while seats, steering wheel and pedals are all perfectly placed.

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