It's only got cosmetic changes, but it costs nearly 50 grand more than the standard car.
McLaren seems to be making more tailor-made commissions than a Saville Row suit shop these days, and here's another.
The latest creation to come out of McLaren's MSO skunkworks is a 570S Spider with a distinctly Canadian feel. Just five of the cars have been made, which came about as part of a partnership between McLaren and Pfaff Automotive Partners, the distributor for McLaren cars in Canada to celebrate McLaren’s racing and road-car history in the country.
The 'Canada Commission', as it is known, is painted in Silica White with contrasting red tinted carbonfibre elements, with a scattering of Maple Leave decals and Canadian flags where 570S badges once were completing the whole 'Oh Canada!' look of the car's exterior. Other additions include MSO exterior packs and 10-Spoke Lightweight forged wheels in a stealth finish.
Black leather and alcantara, along with a red alcantara roof liner and steering wheel completes the interior trim, while a dedicated plaque identifies each model as one of five Canada Commission cars.
While there are numerous not-so-subtle changes, there are all just cosmetic. Under the bonnet is the same Ricardo-built twin-turbocharged 3.8-litre V8 good for 562 bhp and 443 lb-ft of torque. That, and the seven-speed, seamless-shift gearbox, help the car go from a standstill to 60 in 3.1 seconds and onto a top speed of 204 mph. Keeping that performance on track is double-wishbone suspension all-round, with steel springs, twin-valve adaptive dampers and anti-roll bars.
All the Canadian flavour doesn't come cheap. While a 'standard' 570S will set you back 'only' £164,750, if you want one of the five Canada Commissions will cost you around £210,000 – before taxes and fees. A big price to pay for some paint.