McLaren is marking 50 years of racing with the release of a special limited 650S Can-Am.

McLaren 650S Can-Am

The model will be based on the 650S Spider but with some very special features to highlight the company’s past glory at the Canadian-American Challenge Cup.

McLaren 650S Can-Am

One of the highlights of the design is the addition of lightweight forged alloy wheels inspired by those used on the 1960s racing McLarens. Each wheel will be held on by titanium bolts and feature Pirelli P Zero Corsa tyres.

McLaren 650S Can-Am

In terms of engine power, the model will feature a 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 capable of producing 641 bhp and able to do 0 to 62 mph in three seconds.

McLaren 650S Can-Am

Just 50 of the cars are set to be available and will cost from £255,850 each – making it a very unique car for McLaren fans.

McLaren 650S Can-Am

Paul Mackenzie, executive director of McLaren Special Operations, explained the car will play tribute to the strong racing history of the company and its successes during the 1960s and 1970s.

McLaren 650S Can-Am

He added: “The 650S Can-Am is a modern day interpretation with a mixture of functional design features taken from the all-conquering models, combined with the lightest and most pioneering materials available.”

In particular, drivers are likely to be impressed by the extensive use of lightweight visual carbon fibre, including for the retractable hard top, as well as the familiar sound of the V8.

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