The 2018 McLaren 570S Spider Track Pack is mental…

Posted on Mar 31, 2018 by

Woking reveals the 570S Spider Track Pack and it’s insanely pricey for what it is. Text: Amit Benjamin. Images: Supplied.

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So how many owners, do you think, actually take their vehicles to a race track? We have no idea either, but our guess would be not many. However, if you are indeed a potential buyer and would like to take your pride and joy to a circuit, this might just be the machine for you. Meet the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider Track Pack. And it is essentially a roofless 570S that’s got track-friendly addenda.

For a not insubstantial amount of money, the kind folk at Woking will give your McLaren 570S Spider enough racing paraphernalia that “brings together a range of practical and visual features suited to circuit use in one pack”. The Track Pack also promises to “deliver enhanced levels of driver engagement for owners interested in occasional track days, while still maintaining the daily usability of the McLaren Sports Series ”.

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In practical terms, the Track Pack renders the 570S Spider a very specific 33kg lighter. Naturally, you also get a louder exhaust system, carbon-fibre bucket seats and loads of exotic weave in the cabin. The new exhaust system is also lighter, while there is a new telemetry system to spell out your disappointing on-track performance loud and clear. The 2018 McLaren Spider Track Pack also gets a Dark Palladium roof and new ten-spoke wheels.

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As is often the case, the cosmetic changes and PR waffle aren’t exactly backed by any meaningful mechanical changes. So, you get the standard 3.8-litre, twin-turbocharged V8, making 570 horsepower and the benchmark 0-100km/k run is dispatched in 3.2 seconds, identical to the standard 570S Spider.

The 2018 McLaren Spider Track Pack is now available to order for about AED850,000. That’s a lot of money for a baby supercar. Especially if you consider you can get some seriously track-capable metal such as the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 RS for about the same money. Which on would you have?

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