McLaren 570S Can-Am Experiment, a Rendering Bruce McLaren Would Love

Now that Mclaren has set the 570S free into the world, we're set to see a plethora of Sport Series development, but we're here to talk about a 570S derivative that almost seems too risky to build.
McLaren 570S Can-Am Experiment 1 photo
Photo: Khyzyl Saleem
Thanks to the rendering above, we can now enjoy the velocity-sculpted lines of a McLaren 570S Can-Am. The image, which comes from British artist Khyzyl Saleem, brings many elements that might seem mind-bending, such as the rear wing, which flows into the roof of the car.

However, given the inspiration source of the digital project, such extravagant bits and pieces are only normal.

We'll remind the less retro-savvy part of our audience that the Can-Am racing series swept Canada and America (hence the designation) off their feet during its initial era.

Between 1966 and 1987, automakers such as Mclaren, Porsche, Lola and others, entered a racing series that had no limits.

As we as a racecar had a pair of seats, followed the basic safety rules and had a body that enclosed the wheels, anything was accepted.

At the time, stuff like proper turbocharging, aerodynamics involving massive wings and ground effect designs were considered cutting-edge technology, with Can-Am racing deserving tons of credit for such developments.

The series was one of the victims of the North American Oil Crisis, and while multiple revival efforts have been made, the astronomical costs associated with the level of engineering required by such a form of racing kept it from returning to its former glory.

With Bruce McLaren having grabbed two driver's titles (using Chevy power) in the original series, we imagine he'd love to see this rendering.

As for a potential production version of the 570S Can-Am, this would be a dangerous endeavor. While McLaren is building 50 units of the 650S Spider Can-Am, a similar version of the 570S could only arrive once the 650S successor is launched, as not to cannibalize the current Super Series machine.
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