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  • [SC NEWS] McLaren 570S Spider Lands In Jakarta

    The 570GT Sport Pack is coming soon and despite itís weird placement in the lineup, weíre actually quite intrigued by the Sport Pack. For now though, McLaren Jakarta is selling us the 570S Spider, a roofless version of the standard 570S. McLaren Jakarta launched the Spider just last Saturday (27/01), take a look:

    Along with the Spider, McLaren Jakarta is introducing itís latest color; Sicilian Yellow. While itís up to your taste and preference to decide whether or not the Sicilian Yellow color looks good or not, I think we can all agree that the 570S is rather desirable.

    The Spider packs the same 3.8L twin-turbo V8 producing 562 horsepower as itís coupe counterpart. While the Spider is 45kg heavier than the coupe, it still accelerates from 0-100km/h in 3.2 seconds, not exactly a slug, is it? To quote Mike Flewitt, CEO of McLaren Automotive, "This is a convertible without compromise; it's mid-engined layout and carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis guarantee the same thrilling dynamic performance and exceptional driver involvement enjoyed in a 570S Coupe."

    Other things you might be interested to know includes; the roof takes 15 seconds to go up or down and you could do it while on the move, up to 40km/h in fact. The top speed is 328km/h (204mph) or 315km/h (196mph) with the roof down, we donít recommend doing the top speed with the roof down though, at least not without a helmet.

    McLaren Jakarta didnít release any pricing info, as the 570Sí price will be based on the spec that the customers order it in anyway, but if we had to guess the base price tag would probably be around 9 billion IDR or so (around $680,000 if you were wondering), which is still cheaper than a 488 Spider.

    We donít see much 570S around J-town, we suspect McLaren is still struggling to compete with the brand power that the Italians have. Lamborghini still has more ďwowĒ factor and most driving enthusiasts probably still prefer a Ferrari. What do you think? Would the 570S Spider turn the tide? Would we start seeing more McLarens around? Let us know about what you think in the comments!

    McLaren 570S Review.

    Photos: Ryan Adiputra