Most, if not all, of the unique M1As and their derivatives have been powered by American V8 engines, and so, too, is the N1A. Though decrease powered choices can be found, true fanatics will go for the highest tier, which is predicated on a Chevrolet LS3 engine that powered the sixth-generation C6 Corvette, amongst others.
We are saying “based mostly on” as a result of Nichols employs Langford Efficiency Engineering to closely rework the LS3, rising the displacement from a inventory 6.2 liters as much as 7.0 liters. Metal cylinder liners are additionally fitted contained in the aluminum engine block to extend sturdiness.
Past the engine’s uncooked specs, the crowning achievement could be the eight old-school velocity stacks poking out behind the uncovered chrome rollover bar. Whereas this setup may look classic, every of the eight air intakes is related to a high-tech, drive-by-wire throttle physique.
Per Nichols, the top-end, hot-rodded 7.0 liter V8 cranks out 650 horsepower, which is sort of potent when you think about that the automobile weighs lower than a Mazda Miata. A six-speed handbook transmission is normal, with a lovely gated shifter impressed by racing legend Ayrton Senna.
In accordance with the builder, the N1A’s exterior shade palette is restricted solely by its house owners creativeness, and customized racing liveries may also be accessible. Pricing has but to be introduced, however solely 100 of the Can-Am tribute automobiles will probably be manufactured, with the primary 15 to obtain particular badging to commemorate every of the races gained by the McLaren MP4/4 in 1988.