McLaren 570S Spider - topless and all

When your super car gets boring, chop off its roof!

As is reported in Auto Express, McLaren has gone all Spider and chopped off the roof of its pretty 570S because well, it's summer time (in Europe) and that means it's topless time.

Gusheshe has always believed that only super cars can be convertibles because well, affordable convertibles are a little bit lame. No one wants to be that guy in a VW without a roof and that guy should not want to be himself. This of course excludes those drivers of off-roaders and the super cars of our dreams. That's just the sad truth of it.

Super cars are different - their low hanging brows and wide faces suit the topless look, much like super models do, and much like super models are allowed and encouraged to remain topless throughout the summer period.

The 570S Spider has "a twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 [which] sits behind the driver, producing 562bhp [419kW] and 600Nm of torque. This is sent to the rear wheels via a seven-speed automatic gearbox, and with launch control activated the 570S Spider covers 0-62mph [0-100] in 3.2 seconds. Top speed with the roof in place is 204mph [328km/h], but it’s restricted to 196mph [315km/h] with the top removed."

There is nothing more you need to know about it really, except for how it looks because it's the image of the thing that makes you buy it after all, and its pretty but predictable looks that truly make you care - or anyone else for that matter. The price is affordable at around R2.6m, if you're government-funded, or plastered to the twelve towering disciples of the Atlantic side of our fairest Cape. For the rest of us, well, there's always sites like these and the scrolling fingers of our data-depleting curiosity.

Thanks Vodacom. You thieves.