McLaren special edition celebrates its racing past

McLaren has marked the 50th anniversary of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup with the reveal of a limited edition 650S Spider. The race series was held between 1966 and 1987, and featured famous names such as Jackie Stewart, Graham Hill and Bruce McLaren.

Mr McLaren helped the manufacturer to five consecutive cup wins between 1967 and 1971, and the special Spider has been styled to honour the car he raced in. It shares a similar red-and-black livery and holds the same racing number five. A carbon fibre front spoiler, bonnet and air brake have been added to the standard 650S spec.

The car’s folding hardtop roof has been made from the same material, while the lightweight alloys also help to bring the supercar’s weight down. The stainless steel exhaust is another component to be tweaked, and it gives the convertible an unmistakable engine note.

The special edition is just as fast as the standard Spider, completing 0-60mph in a little under three seconds. Only 50 examples will be produced by McLaren with the help of its McLaren Special Operation (MSO) division.

For a detailed look at the 650S Spider Can-Am special edition, contact McLaren Ascot or McLaren London. Enquire with your nearest showroom to schedule a visit.

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