McLaren announces exclusive 570S Spider Design Editions

April 20, 2018

A new special edition version of the McLaren 570S Spider has been announced, called the Design Edition. Five different themes are being launched, each providing an exclusive look.

Based on the 570S Spider, which is the ‘entry level’ drop-top McLaren, sitting under the Sports Series umbrella, the Design Editions are the work of McLaren designers. They pack in exclusive trimmings and colours from the By McLaren Design catalogue.

Five exterior colours are being offered, including Onyx Black, Silica White, Storm Grey, Vega Blue, and Vermillion Red. These are then matched to a distinct interior theme. Most interiors are presenting in a sporty tone, but one is finished to offer a luxury appeal.

The example shown here is the Onyx Black example, featuring 10-spoke forged alloy wheels coated in Stealth, with McLaren Orange brake calipers hiding behind, along with black-painted McLaren badges to top it off. Inside is decorated in carbon black Alcantara with McLaren Orange Nappa leather sections, contrast stitching, and a colour-coded steering wheel. Speaking about the unique versions, McLaren Automotive design director, Rob Melville, said:

“There is a virtually limitless number of different personalisation opportunities for the McLaren 570S Spider and who better to begin the process than the people who designed it? We have selected key exterior and interior colours and finishes that we believe showcase the 570S Spider in the most desirable way and are offering them as Design Editions that we as designers would choose.”

Like the regular 570S, power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that develops 419kW of power at 7500rpm, and 600Nm of torque between 5000-6500rpm. Acceleration from 0-100km/h takes a claimed 3.2 seconds, and we’ve clocked it in 3.25 seconds.

These special editions are being introduced following the success of the Design Editions announced for the coupe version. They also follow up on the Track Pack introduced earlier this year. Price increases range from £8100 and £10,700 more than the regular 570S Spider, in the UK.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.