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McLaren Special for Canada: Fancy a maple leaf on your car?

McCLAREN SPECIAL: Images McLaren Canada / Newspress
McLAREN SPECIAL: Images McLaren Canada / Newspress

OTTAWA, Canada – British supercar manufacturer McLaren Automotive, in partnership with Pfaff Automotive which distributes McLaren cars in Canada, have between them created five very special 570S Spiders to celebrate McLaren’s racing and road-car history in that country.

The cars were developed using a ‘Bespoke’ service available through McLaren Special Operations – which, the automaker says ”has almost limitless design possibilities” – and designated ‘Canada Commission’

A number of unique design elements pay tribute to McLaren’s Canadian history (and, perhaps, weather?): the body is Silica White but with lots of red carbon-fibre trim. A white accent stripe on the sills, subtle Canadian flags instead of the “570S” script on the door blades, and Canadian maple leaf accents on the rear of the vehicle contrast with 10-spoked forged alloy wheel rims.

McCLAREN SPECIAL: Images McLaren Canada / Newspress
McLAREN SPECIAL: Images McLaren Canada / Newspress

The cabins will be upholstered in black leather-look Alcantara; the roof lining is red – as are the steering-wheel and more maple leaves. A plaque in each car identifies it as one of five ‘Canada Commission’ vehicles.

STEEL RACING SUSPENSION

Driving the package will be a 3.8-litre, twin-turbo, McLaren V8 with a seven-speed, seamless-shift, gearbox capable of 420kW / 600Nm to accelerate to 100km/h in 3.1sec.  Top speed (roof down) will be more than 300km/h.

The 570S Spider employs racecar-style double-wishbone suspension all-round, with steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers, and anti-roll bars for, McLaren says,s ”exceptional body control and a pure, rewarding drive – all while maintaining impressive comfort”.

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Three ‘Canada Commission’ 570S Spiders will be available through McLaren Toronto, one each through McLaren Vancouver and McLaren Montreal, for $353 206 (Canadian) – about R3.4-million – before taxes.

McCLAREN SPECIAL: Images McLaren Canada / Newspress
McLAREN SPECIAL: Images McLaren Canada / Newspress

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