McLaren Automotive, the British manufacturer of luxury sports and supercars, and Pfaff Automotive Partners, the distributor for McLaren automobiles in Canada, have partnered to create five very special 570S Spiders that celebrate McLaren’s racing and road-car history in Canada.
Developed using the Bespoke service available from McLaren Special Operations (MSO), which offers almost limitless design possibilities, the 570S Spiders are designated ‘Canada Commission’ and feature a number of unique design elements that pay tribute to McLaren’s Canadian history.
The body paint is Silica White, with extensive exterior trim tinted in red carbon fiber. A white accent stripe on the lower sills, subtle white Canadian flags replacing the “570S” script on the door blades, and Canadian Maple Leaf accents on the rear of the vehicle contrast with 10-Spoke Lightweight Forged Wheels in Stealth Finish. Also featured are Carbon Fibre Exterior Packs, and other MSO Defined Carbon Fibre accents.
Inside, a black leather and Alcantara® interior is set off by a red Alcantara® roof liner, red Alcantara steering wheel with white ‘12-o’clock mark’, as well subtle maple leaf accents. A plaque inside each car identifies it as one of five Canada Commission vehicles.
The 570S Spider features a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged McLaren V8 engine with seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox, delivering 562hp and 443 lb ft of torque. The acceleration from 0-60mph in 3.1 seconds and 204mph top speed are identical to the 570S Coupé, while the top speed with the roof down is 196mph. The 570S Spider employs racecar-style, double-wishbone suspension all-round, with steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars, which allow for exceptional body control and a pure, rewarding drive, all while maintaining impressive comfort.
Highlights of McLaren’s racing and road-car history in Canada include Bruce McLaren winning three races in a row in the Canadian Sportscar Championship behind the wheel of the McLaren M1B in 1966; Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme finishing first and second respectively at the Canadian Grand Prix in 1968; and the 1-2-3 podium finish at the opening round of the Can-Am Challenge in 1969 by Bruce McLaren, Denny Hulme and John Surtees in McLaren M8B and M12 racecars.
Three of the Canada Commission 570S Spiders will be available for purchase through McLaren Toronto, while one each will be available through McLaren Vancouver and McLaren Montreal. Pricing is $353,206 CAD before freight, PDI and taxes, and orders can be placed immediately.
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About McLaren Automotive:
McLaren Automotive is a creator of luxury, high-performance sportscars and supercars.
The company, launched in 2010, is now the largest part of the McLaren Group.
Every vehicle is hand-assembled at the McLaren Production Centre (MPC) in Woking, Surrey, England.
The company has three defined product families: Sports Series, Super Series and Ultimate Series which are retailed through over 80 retailers in 30 markets around the world.
McLaren is a pioneer that continuously pushes the boundaries. In 1981, it introduced lightweight and strong carbon fibre chassis into Formula 1 with the McLaren MP4/1. Then in 1993 it designed and built the McLaren F1 road car - the company has not built a car without a carbon fibre chassis since. As part of the Ultimate Series, McLaren was the first to deliver a hybrid hypercar, the McLaren P1™.
Announced in 2016, the company’s Track22 business plan will see the company invest £1billion in research and development to deliver 15 new cars or derivatives by the end of 2022, of which at least half will be hybrids.
2017 saw the company launch further models in line with Track22 including the second-generation Super Series, the 570S Spider and the McLaren Senna.
To support the development, engineering and manufacture of its range of innovative sportscars and supercars, McLaren Automotive partners with world leading companies to provide specialist expertise and technology. These include AkzoNobel, Kenwood, Pirelli and Richard Mille.
The McLaren Group is a global leader in luxury high performance and technology and comprises three principal businesses: Automotive, Racing and Applied Technologies.
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Date Posted: April 12, 2018