McLaren is known to be always in a celebratory mood, mainly because they have a long and glorious racing history full of remarkable achievements, each of which deserves to be marked. The latest special edition is the McLaren 650S Can-Am and it celebrates the 50th anniversary of the inaugural Can-Am racing season.
Built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the McLaren 650S Can-Am is based on the Spider version and comes with three unique colors including Mars Red, is directly inspired by the M1B raced by Bruce McLaren, Papaya Spark, and Onyx Black. Inside the cabin McLaren 650S Can-Am features leather and Alcantara sport seats, extensive, carbon fiber trims, and a unique dedication plaque on the driver’s door.
The car also features exposed carbon fiber bonnet, Airbrake, front splitter, rear bumper centre, door blades and 650S Can-Am branded sill cover. Another notable highlight of the exterior is a unique set of lightweight forged alloy wheels inspired by those of the 1960s racers with a gloss-black finish on each of the five spokes and a diamond cut rim.
The Can-Am 650S also comes with carbon fibre louvered front wings and a new quad-exit, polished stainless steel exhaust system. The exhaust system does not add more power to the car’s 650PS (641bhp) and 678Nm (500 lb ft) of torque 3.8 liter V8 engine, but it does enhance its soundtrack.
Limited to just 50 units worldwide, The Can-Am special edition is priced at £255,850 with deliveries set to commence in the spring of 2016.