Weight and Chassis Flex. These are the first two things I think about when I see a topless version of supercar. Sure, they all scream \u201clook at me\u201c like a hairdresser with a bitcoin portfolio, but it terms of sheer driving dynamics, you\u2019re usually left disappointed. The Mclaren 570S Spider, however, is a different beast entirely. With Mclaren\u2019s much lauded carbon fibre MonoCell II chassis, the Spider manages to weigh only 46kg heavier than the coupe with basically no loss of rigidity. A bold claim, indeed, so I thought I\u2019d have a closer inspection.\r\n\r\n\r\nYou'll also like:\r\nMonsieur Mclaren: The 570GT, A Gentleman\u2019s Supercar\r\nMcLaren MSO X Redefines Exclusivity\r\nMcLaren\u2019s Senna Hypercar Delivers Pure Street Legal Savagery\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nLet\u2019s start with the roof, the two-piece composite lid is a thing of beauty and speed. 15 seconds is all that separates you from blue skies and the lovely palladium buttresses make sure the convertible\u2019s lines integrate seamlessly. Inside the cockpit you still get a purposeful steering wheel with less distractions than most, a hi-fi system from compatriots Bowers and Wilkins and a surprising amount of leg room.\u00a0Seat controls are still a little awkward to adjust, but let\u2019s face it, you won\u2019t be adjusting those carbon fibre buckets too often.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAll of these details are great to soak in while cruising, but when the wick is tuned up, your appreciation raises entirely. The Spider feels just as razor sharp as it\u2019s fixed roof-counter part. Steering is as direct as you\u2019ll find in a modern day rack and that carbon tub feels as stiff and grounded as a whiskey at your local. Double wishbones with adaptive dampers fill their respective normal, sport and track rolls with poise and purpose and the carbon ceramic brakes provide ample feel and bite. The driving dynamics of the 570s in either package are mouth-watering, but having the ability to remove the roof with no real loss of performance is the cherry on top.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nSitting over your shoulder is that now familiar 3.8 litre twin turbo McLaren V8, only this time, you get to hear it sing. With the top down, those 570 horses \u2018 neigh \u2018 with conviction and even when you\u2019re sick of sunshine, there\u2019s always the electric rear window to keep your ears happy. 0 \u2013 100 will still vanish in 3.2 seconds, but it almost seems an irrelevant statistic given the corner to corner performance this car possesses.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nA Supercar\u00a0Spider with hardtop performance and a dry weight of only 1359kg, is an exceptional feat of engineering. Driving the 570S around Sydney, people were drawn to the Spider like moths to a Sicilian Yellow flame. But unlike a lot of spiders, this one has the venom to match it\u2019s fangs.\r\nCheck it out\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nYou'll also like:\r\nMonsieur Mclaren: The 570GT, A Gentleman\u2019s Supercar\r\nMcLaren MSO X Redefines Exclusivity\r\nMcLaren\u2019s Senna Hypercar Delivers Pure Street Legal Savagery\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nHave you subscribed to\u00a0Man of Many? You can also follow us on\u00a0Facebook,\u00a0Twitter,\u00a0Instagram, and\u00a0YouTube.