Created through the brand’s special operations unit and its bespoke vehicle program, which allows customers “limitless” design possibilities when specifying their supercars, these Canada specials wear Silica White paint and sport red exposed carbon fibre and red and white accents.
That exterior trim includes Canadian flags in place of the 570S script that normally adorns the door blades, and maple leaf accents at the rear of the car.
Inside, the Canada Commission cars boast a black Alcantara interior with a red Alcantara headliner and steering wheel with a white 12-o’clock mark, along with more of that maple leaf motif. Each car’s interior has a plaque that identifies it as one of the five Canada Commission models.
Unchanged is the source of the car’s motivation, a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 that feeds 562 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque through a seven-speed transmission. McLaren says the car will sprint from zero to 96 km/h (60 mph) in 3.1 seconds, with triple-digit, arrest-me-please speeds coming not long after that.
The cars, officially called the 570S Spider Canada Commission, pay homage to the company’s late founder, Bruce McLaren, who was a regular competitor in the Canadian Sportscar Championship in the late 1960s, winning many races in cars like the McLaren M1B, M8B and M12.
McLaren says it is taking orders “immediately” for the five examples of the 570S Spider Canada Commission. Three will be available for sale through its Toronto dealership, while one each will be sold by its stores in Montreal and Vancouver. McLaren’s MSRP for its Canuck special is $353,206.