McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition production confirmed
McLaren GT will produce 30 units of the 12C GT Can-Am Edition racing car based on the 12C GT3 racer. The unrestricted race car that pays tribute to the company's racing heritage generates 638PS of power
The 12 GT Can-Am Edition pays tribute to a series of McLaren models driven by Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme in the Can-Am series. They claimed a string of championships for Bruce McLaren Racing.
The 12C GT Can-Am Edition can be distinguished from the 12C GT3 race car largely by the black roof and massive carbon-fibre rear spoiler. Other changes include outside rear-view mirror mounts and covers, side radiator intake vents, engine cover vents, sill covers, badges and the black satin finished forged lightweight racing alloy wheels. The aerodynamic package increases downforce at high speeds by a staggering 30 per cent.
The 12C GT Can-Am features McLaren’s 3.8-litre twin turbocharged V8 engine from the production MP4-12C and MP4-12C Spider as well as the supercar’s carbon fibre MonoCell chassis. The racing car features a unique engine calibration and optimised cooling system to deal with the added power. The 12C GT Can-Am version of course gets a full FIA approved race specification rollcage.
Inside, there are Recaro racing seats with six-point race harnesses, the bespoke racing steering wheel from the 12C GT3 race car and an integrated motorsport air-conditioning system.
As an unrestricted racing car the 12C GT Can-Am Edition has been billed as the ‘ultimate track car’ by McLaren. And judging by the astounding driving characteristics of the road going versions, the McLaren 12C GT Can-Am will undoubtedly be very capable on the track.
Priced at £ 375,000 (Rs 3.28 crore), the 12C GT Can-Am Edition will be available to customer teams who will benefit from bespoke support packages from McLaren.
The 12 GT Can-Am Edition pays tribute to a series of McLaren models driven by Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme in the Canadian-American (Can-Am) Challenge Cup that was a race series from 1966 to 1986
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