McLaren has pulled the wraps off the new 650S Can-Am Edition, paying its tribute to Can-Am racing.
The newest special edition produced by McLaren is based on the 650S Spider and it is called the 650S Can-Am Edition. The supercar is marking the 50th anniversary of the series in 2016 and it is trying to recapture the spirit of the era with its red, orange and onyx black look of the model. This has been created by McLaren Special Operations and it is bringing the tonneau cover, air brake, retractable hardtop, front wings and hood made in carbon fiber, along with the quad stainless steel exhaust system.
“Can-Am racing is a major part of McLaren heritage, and this latest model from MSO pays homage to the cars and the racers who played a key role in making the championship such a spectacle during the 1960s and 70s. The championship was a true test of the engineering ability, driving talent and bravery of Bruce and his teammates, which led them to secure five consecutive championships”, said the executive director of MSO, Paul Mackenzie.
The new McLaren 650S Can-Am Edition is bringing an updated cabin as well, with the Alcantara leather, the plaque on the driver’s door, the carbon fiber accents and several other goodies. Contributing to the looks of the supercar are the forged alloy wheels with their unique design, finished in gloss-black and secured with titanium bolts. Under the hood, this has the sane 3.8l twin turbo V8 engine, with 641 HP. Only 50 units will be produced and they will be priced from 334,500 USD. The first examples will arrive on the market next spring.