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McLaren shows off a special edition of its 650S Spider, inspired by 1960s racers

The McLaren 650S Can-Am has been created to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Can-Am racing series, and the limited edition version has been tweaked by the company’s performance arm, McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

The Can-Am is based on the Spider version of the 650S and features several lightweight elements, along with other performance related upgrades. The bonnet and the retractable hard-top are both made of carbon fibre while the material also features on the air brake, front splitter, rear bumper, door blades and the sill cover.

It also comes with carbon ceramic brakes as standard, with black callipers, while MSO has created a set of lightweight alloy wheels with a gloss-black finish.

Other features unique to the Can-Am include a quad-exit stainless-steel exhaust system and a choice of three bespoke colours - red, black and an orange that pays tribute to the original Can-Am racers.

Inside it gets leather and Alcantara-covered sports seats as standard, and a unique Can-Am plaque on the driver’s door.

The engine remains unchanged from the standard 650S, with 641bhp and 500 lb ft of torque taking it from 0-62mph in 3.0sec.

The Can-Am is available to order now and costs from £255,850. It will be limited to just 50 examples globally, and is only available in the Spider body style. 

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