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As expected by everyone, McLaren cut the roof off its 570S Sports Series coupe to make the 570S Spider. Thanks to its carbon-fiber MonoCell II chassis, according to McLaren, it doesn’t suffer any stiffness penalty while losing its top. The mechanism adds just 101 pounds (for a total of 3,302) and can be opened in 15 seconds flat. The 570S Spider will make its world debut at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed on July 29.

The open-top 570S continues with the company’s 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V8 making 562 hp and 442 lb-ft. That’s good for a 3.2-second sprint to 62 mph and a 9.6-second sprint to 124 mph with launch control active. Top speed with the top up is 204 mph; it can only creep along at 196 mph with the top down.

The 570S Spider has double wishbones at all four corners with steel springs, adaptive dampers and antiroll bars. Electro-hydraulically assisted power steering and standard carbon-ceramic brakes keep everything under control while its Active Dynamics Panel allows the driver to switch between normal, sport and track driving modes.

It also gets a half-inch taller spoiler to make up for aerodynamic differences between the coupe and Spider.

McLaren’s patented Brake Steer system helps cornering by applying a little bit of the inside brake during turns, and the electronic stability control system includes a dynamic mode “with reduced intervention and increased driftability.” Nice.

Inside, the 570S gets a cockpit-style cabin with hand-stitched leather seats, a 10-inch main instrument cluster screen and a 7-inch touchscreen. Six-way or eight-way adjustable seats are optional with leather or Alcantara trim. Lightweight carbon-fiber shell seats, same as in the P1, can also be specified.

McLaren is also adding a few extra colors for the convertible, including Curacao blue, Vega blue and Sicilian yellow for a total of 20 available hues.

Expect the 570S Spider to show up at U.S. dealers wearing a $208,000 MSRP.