CAN-AM EDITION MP4-12C
McLaren reveals one-off Can-Am inspired special for Pebble Beach
12C GT3 racing variant.
The 12C Can-Am Edition has been created solely as a concept and won't be appearing in any race series any time soon. Freed from competition regulations, various engine tweaks and a redesigned cooling system have boosted power to 630hp, making it the most powerful 12C yet.
The concept is finished in traditional McLaren orange offset with satin black sections, in a shameless a homage to Bruce McLaren's monstrous Can-Am racers of the 60s and 70s.
This being new-age McLaren carbon fibre is used extensively throughout the concept, right the way down to the front and rear McLaren badges. New aero bits including a re-profiled front splitter, 'dive planes', huge fixed rear wing and enlarged rear diffuser all contributing to a 30 per cent increase in downforce over the regular GT3 car.
McLaren hasn't released any projected performance figures but with a 1,200kg dry weight it sounds like the rapid side of promising. McLaren says it's been created as an 'ultimate track car' study; there's no word yet on any plans for a limited production run but who's to say some well-stocked chequebooks among the Pebble Beach crowd won't convince them otherwise...