What do we want, then, from the McLaren 570S Spider?

We want exactly what we get from the 570S coupé, only with a bit more fresh air. And, one supposes, given the apparent inherent strength in the 570S’s carbonfibre tub, that’s precisely what we’ll get.

Read our first drive of the McLaren 570S Spider

The result would probably be the best drop-top to drive on sale today, then, albeit perhaps not the most intoxicating. McLaren’s engine note, better today than it has ever been, still lacks a certain something compared with some rivals.

The other question for McLaren, too, is what suspension settings do you give it? The same keenness as the 570S’s? Or knock it back a touch so it cruises a bit more like the 570GT, which has a softer set-up and slower steering?

Dream ticket: I’d prefer the softer set-up of the GT, but retain the quicker steering from the S. (And, whisper it, have engine the note from an Audi R8.)