Novitec McLaren 570S Spider, a host of performance and visual upgrades.

German tuning house Novitec has developed a bespoke upgrade package for the McLaren 570S Spider. The package constitutes numerous engine and chassis modifications, a carbonfibre-based exterior redesign as well as new lightweight wheels. Novitec is yet to disclose a price for the package. 

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Extra power and torque has been liberated from the 570S’s 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 by writing new ignition, injection and boost pressure programmes for the ECU. The end result is 475kW and 690Nm of torque – gains of 55kW and 90Nm over the standard car respectively. Also, the performance boost can be activated and deactivated via the dash-mounted ‘Active Dynamic Panel’ giving the driver the option of toning things down when they want.

The engine software revisions, along with a new exhaust system, improve throttle response and widen the respective power and torque curves, according to Novitec. As a result, 0-100km/h is down from 3.2sec to 3.0sec and the top speed is up by 1.6km/h to 335km/h.

Lightweight forged wheels, an inch bigger at each corner (20-inch up front and 21-inch at the rear), sit more snugly in the arches thanks to Novitec’s cut springs, which lower the ride height by 30mm and offer more direct handling, according to Novitec.

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Outside, the bigger carbonfibre elements have been designed and honed in a wind tunnel to reduce drag and increase downforce. At high speed, Notivec claims the new chin spoiler reduces front-axle lift, while the rear-wing further aids stability. Smaller items woven from the lightweight material, including the sills, side blades and the rear panels either side of the rear valance, complete the exterior restyle.