Transferring innovations from McLaren’s five decades of motorsport success direct to the road, the 650S Can-Am is a supercar like no other.

A ROAD CAR BUILT BY A RACING TEAM

The 650S Can-Am applies a wealth of racing technology to create an exhilarating driving experience. You sit cocooned in a lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell, the twin turbo V8 engine mounted behind you for perfect balance and scintillating dynamics. The 650S Can-Am is the perfect way to honour McLaren’s fearsomely fast Can-Am racers.

A CORE OF CARBON FIBRE

Light, strong and incredibly stiff, the carbon fibre MonoCell is at the heart of the  650S Can-Am.

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.

 

Exceptionally strong and stiff, the MonoCell provides outstanding crash protection for occupants, which means there is no loss of rigidity for this retractable-hardtop supercar compared with McLaren Super Series coupé models. Because no additional bracing is required to stiffen the Spider body, unlike rivals manufactured from steel or aluminium, the weight gained is kept to a minimum – under 40kg. 

 

Thanks to dependably stiff foundations that form the perfect basis for suspension tuning, the MonoCell also contributes to the 650S Can-Am’s ability to both corner like a race car, and glide over bumpy roads with absolute compliance.

NO ROOF, NO COMPROMISE

The retractable hardtop combines the refinement of a coupé with the exhilaration of a Spider.

 

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.

 

If you want to hear more of the McLaren 650S Can-Am’s 3.8-litre V8 engine without lowering the roof, the heated rear screen can be electrically lowered – the result is more driver engagement, yet no increase in wind buffeting.

 

The 650S Can-Am’s retractable hardtop is uniquely manufactured in carbon fibre. 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.

PERFORMANCE

MAXIMUM SPEED
329 km/h (204 mph)
0-100 km/h (62 mph)
3.0 s
0-200 km/h (124 mph)
8.6 s
0-100 mph (161 km/h)
5.8 s
0-60 mph (97 km/h)
2.9 s
0-400 m (¼ MEILE)
10.6 s @ 222 km/h (138 mph)
0-1,000 m
19.0 s @ 279 km/h (173 mph)

ENGINE

ENGINE CAPACITY
3,799 CM3
TYPE
90° V8
TECHNOLOGY
TWINTURBO, TROCKENSUMPF
VALVETRAIN
32 VENTILE, DOHC, VVT
COMPRESSION RATIO
8.7:1
MAX RPM
8,500
POWER
650PS (478KW) 641HP @ 7,250RPM
TORQUE
678NM (500LB FT) @ 6,000RPM
BORE X STROKE
93 mm X 69.9 mm

WHEELS AND BRAKES

WHEEL SIZE
(V/H) 8.5” X 19”/11” X 20” Zoll
TYRE TYPE
PIRELLI P-ZERO CORSA
TYRE SIZE
(F/R) 235/35 R19/305/30 R20
BRAKES
CARBON CERAMIC DISCS
BRAKE SIZE
(V/H) 394 x 36 mm/380 x 34 mm
BRAKE CALLIPERS
(F/R) SIX-PISTON/FOUR-PISTON

BRAKING

200-0 kph (124-0 mph)
124 m (407 ft)
100-0 kph (62-0 mph)
30,7 m (101 ft)

SUSPENSION

McLAREN PROACTIVE CHASSIS CONTROL DOUBLE-WISHBONE INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
DAMPING & ROLL MODES
NORMAL, SPORT & TRACK

EFFICIENCY*

CO2
275 g/km
FUEL CONSUMPTION (COM.)
11,7L/100 km (24,2 mpg)
POWER TO WEIGHT
485PS/TONNE (478HP/TONNE)
CO2 /POWER
0.42G/KM PER PS

VEHICLE DYNAMICS

OPEN DIFFERENTIAL WITH BRAKE STEER
STABILITY CONTROL MODES
WINTER, NORMAL, SPORT & TRACK
DRIVER AIDS
ABS, TRACTION CONTROL, ESC, LAUNCH CONTROL, BRAKE STEER

CAPACITIES

FUEL TANK
72 LITER
ENGINE OIL
8,0 LITER
COOLANT SYSTEM
26 LITER
WASHER FLUID
4 LITER

WEIGHT

DIN WEIGHT
1,468KG (3,236LB)
DRY WEIGHT
1,370KG (3,020LB)
DRY WEIGHT*
1,341KG (2,956LB)
WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION
(F/R) 42%/58%

STEERING

POWER STEERING
VARIABLE RATE, ELECTRO-HYDRAULIC
TURNS
LOCK TO LOCK 2.66
TURNING CIRCLE
12,3 m

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