The McLaren 650S Can-Am honours the awe-inspiring and fearsome Can-Am race cars that first took to the track in 1966. Produced by McLaren Special Operations and limited to just 50 examples worldwide, this special-edition Super Series model features exclusive enhancements echoing the spirit of the spectacular Can-Am racers.
The time it takes to lower or raise the unique carbon fibre roof.
The speed up to which the carbon fibre roof can be activated.
A unique roof design that automatically folds beneath the carbon fibre tonneau.
Bruce McLaren strove to minimise weight and maximise power in designing the McLaren Can-Am cars of 50 years ago. Today, the materials have changed but the philosophy and ethos remain the same – a lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell is key to the 650S Can-Am’s exceptional performance. Weighing just 75kg, the MonoCell contributes to a stunning power-to-weight ratio of 485PS (478bhp) per tonne, enough to accelerate the 650S Can-Am from zero to 100kph (62mph) in just 3.0 seconds.
The McLaren 650S Can-Am’s retractable hardtop and tonneau are finished in visual carbon fibre, providing a distinctive appearance and lowering the centre of gravity. With the roof in place, the retractable rear screen can be electrically lowered, allowing more of the twin V8 engine’s guttural sound to enter the cabin.
A retractable hardtop allows you to choose between the insulation and security of a coupé, or the immersive open-air thrills of a Spider. Simply press a button and the roof raises or lowers in under 17 seconds at speeds of up to 40kph (24mph) for maximum convenience. The lightweight material means the Spider weighs under 40kg more than a 650S Coupé, despite its electrically operated roof mechanism. It really is the best of both worlds.
The mid-mounted M383T engine lies at the heart of the 650S Can-Am. Featuring twin turbocharging technology and a 3.8-litre displacement, the V8 engine produces a staggering 650PS (641bhp) and 678Nm (500lb ft) for a 0-100kph (0-62mph) time of just 3.0 seconds and a 329kph (204mph) top speed. Not only is this engine incredibly potent, but it’s also highly efficient, with a combined 24.2mpg and CO2 emissions of just 275g/km.
The obsessive attention to detail that defines McLaren shines through in the 650S Can-Am
POLISHED STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST
A unique exhaust muffler with four circular polished stainless steel outlets creates a deep, powerful soundtrack. The distinctive quad exhaust tips are complemented by a specially commissioned rear grille to complete the look.
Referencing McLaren’s Can-Am heritage, the alloy wheels feature a black five-spoke design and eye-catching silver rim. The lightweight forged design reduces unsprung mass and improves handling, while Pirelli P-Zero™ Corsa tyres ensure exceptional grip.
AERODYNAMIC FENDER VENTS
Front fender vents add yet more definition to the muscular bodywork, and evacuate turbulent air from the wheel arches. The result is even more grip over the front axle and a more exhilarating drive.
The 650S Can-Am is further defined by subtle yet distinctive finishing touches: a titanium coolant filler cap crowns the twin turbo V8 engine and discreet Can-Am badging features on the carbon fibre side sills.