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McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition production confirmed
British race car manufacturer McLaren GT has confirmed that in March 2012 it will begin a limited production run of just 30 12C GT Can-Am Edition racing cars at the McLaren Technology Centre (MTC) in Woking, Southern England.
Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director of McLaren GT explained, ”The 12C Can-Am Edition concept shown at Pebble Beach earlier this year was purely that, a one-off design study. However, the reaction and response following the unveiling was remarkable. It is a real testament to the performance and results of the McLaren GT customer teams this year, still only in the debut competitive season, that there is such a strong demand for this type of track day special.”
The 12C GT Can-Am Edition is based on the 12C GT3 racing car that has been homologated for the FIA GT3 European Championship. The Can-Am version however is an unrestricted race car that generates 638PS of power, which makes it the most powerful version of the MP4-12C supercar yet.
The Can-Am stands for the Canadian-American (Can-Am) Challenge Cup race series held from 1966 to 1986, governed under the FIA Group 7 category with unrestricted engine capacity and few technical restrictions.