The McLaren 650S is the world's most versatile supercar, and the Spider takes that one step further with a retractable hardtop that retains the McLaren 650S's breathtaking dynamics while opening you up to a whole new dimension of driving enjoyment.
It stops raining, the sun comes out, you don't want to pull over, no problem. Press one button and the 650S Spider's retractable hardtop folds gracefully into the bodywork.
Raised or lowered in under 17 seconds
Deployed at speeds of up to 19mph
Two piece fully automatic design
It'll take you less than 17 seconds to drop the Spider's roof, but it took our obsessive engineers six months to drop its weight from our target of 50kg to an even lighter 40kg. That means the mechanisms required to open, close and store it have so little effect on the McLaren 650S Spider's centre of gravity that it'll feel just as good scything through a corner as the McLaren 650S Coupe.
Engines are the heart and soul of supercars, but retractable hardtops often hide them from view. The McLaren 650S Spider's clever tonneau cover solves that problem. Whether the roof is open or closed, you'll still get a glimpse of the twin-turbo V8 every time you walk up to the car. When the roof is raised, an additional 52 litres of luggage space is available for maximum versatility.
Weather is unpredictable, and no-one wants to stop their journey to make the most of a sunny spell or to avoid a damp interior. The McLaren 650S Spider's roof can be raised or lowered in less than 17 seconds at the push of a button and can do so at speeds of up to 30kph (19mph). Problem solved.
The McLaren 650S Spider has a staggering top speed of 204mph, just 3mph less than the Coupe. Even more remarkable, our obsessive engineers ensured that the Spider's drag increase is minimal at only 3% with the roof down.
Formula 1 - Inspired Gearshift
The McLaren 650S Spider features a seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox for super-fast gearshifts and peerless efficiency. You can control those gearshifts via a Formula 1-inspired rocker shift paddle mounted on the steering wheel. That means gearshifts are always at your fingertips, whether you're flat-out through Eau Rouge or trickling through Monaco's Grand Hotel Hairpin. A new feature allows for stacked shifts when the driver pulls the rocker shift multiple times, delivering the change directly to the desired gear. Or just select Auto and let the car do the work.
Not only does the McLaren 650S Spider styling take your breath away, its exterior and interior have also been designed to keep your eyes on the road. The dashboard is laid out simply and logically, the steering wheel uncluttered. The low cowl – another benefit of the powerful V8 being positioned behind you – allows you to scan the road without obstruction, while the tops of the arches are positioned directly above the front wheels and are clearly visible from the driver's seat. This means you can position the McLaren 650S perfectly, whether you're clipping an apex at the Nürburgring or manoeuvring into a parking space.
White Race-Crafted Steering Wheel
Grip the tactle, small-diameter steering wheel and your fingertips' sense of connection to the McLaren 650S Spider echoes that of our racing drivers in a Formula 1™ cockpit – the shape, the grip and the feel were all inspired by the steering wheels in our race cars. There are no buttons or switches to diminish the purity of interaction between man and machine.
Active Dynamic Panel (ADP)
How the suspension connects you to the road, how quickly the gearshifts react to your inputs, even the volume of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8… ADP's Normal, Sport and Track modes allow you to tailor the McLaren 650S Spider to your ideal driving preferences. Refined cruiser one minute, track-day thrill-seeker the next.