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Buyers of the McLaren 570S Spider will have more models to choose from in future following the launch of new Design Editions.

Five Design Edition versions have been launched for the convertible model, each offering bespoke colour, trim and material specifications that McLaren says are different but entirely harmonious.

Creation of the new packages for the McLaren Sports Series convertible follows the success of a Design Edition range launched for the 570S Coupé in January. As with the Coupé, ordering Design Edition cars will be cheaper than specifying the options individually, and Design Edition customers will also be able to specify additional options such as carbon-fibre interior upgrades or exterior components.

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Each of the five Editions is based around a specific exterior colour – Silica White, Storm Grey, Vermillion Red, Onyx Black or Vega Blue. Each of these is combined with an interior treatment from the McLaren Designer range, four offered as sport themes and one to a more luxury finish.

Further bespoke details include the wheel finish, brake caliper colour and branding and finish of the 570S Spider’s electrically retractable two-piece hard-top.

Illustrated in the pictures is the Design Edition 4, based on the Onyx Black paint finish with the retractable hard-top in body colour, 10-spoke forged alloy wheels in a ‘Stealth’ finish and brake calipers in McLaren’s signature orange with black printed logos.

Inside the car combines Carbon Black Alcantara, nappa leather again in McLaren Orange and including perforated nappa leather seats with contrasting stitching, a colour co-ordinated steering wheel and branding on the leather sill finishers.

Depending on which Design Edition package is chosen, they will add between £8,100 and £10,700 to the cost of the McLaren 570S Spider, which starts at £164,750.

According to McLaren Automotive Design Director, Rob Melville, it seemed obvious that those that designed the car should be the first to exploit what he describes as a “virtually limitless number” of different personalisation opportunities.

“We have selected key exterior and interior colours and finishes that we believe showcase the 570S Spider in the most desirable way and are offering them as Design Editions that we as designers would choose,” Melville says.

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Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is a road test editor for The Car Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars for more than 20 years. Today he is well known to senior personnel at the major car manufacturers and attends many new model launches each year.