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McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition Production Confirmed

McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition Production Confirmed

McLaren GT has confirmed the limited production of the McLaren 12C GT Can-AM Edition. This was announced at an exclusive event held this past weekend ahead of the 2012 United States Grand Prix at the Circuit of the Americas. Only 30 examples of the 12C GT Can-Am Edition will be built.

The McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition will be built purely for track use only and as such will not be homologated for road use.

The limited edition track-special pays tribute to Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme who successfully raced a series of McLaren models in the Can-Am series, claiming a string of championships between them for Bruce McLaren Racing.

The McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition will be powered by the familiar 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine with a unique engine calibration, and optimised cooling system to increase the power output of up to 463kW (630hp), making the 12C GT Can-Am Edition the most powerful 12C produced to date.

The dramatic appearance of the 12C GT Can-Am Edition is dominated by the large carbon fibre rear wing. This forms part of a unique high downforce aerodynamic package which has been honed by McLaren Racing using Formula 1 technology and simulation, and offers an increase in downforce by 30 per cent. Further carbon fibre components enhance the styling of the track car, further differentiating it from the GT3 racing version. These include door mirror mounts and covers, engine cover vents, side radiator intake vanes, sill covers and badges.

Completing the exterior look, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition sits on black satin-finished forged lightweight racing alloy wheels, shod with Pirelli racing tyres.

The interior is filled by a full FIA-approved race-specification rollcage, two black race seats, complete with full six-point harnesses, and a unique McLaren GT steering wheel carried over from the 12C GT3 race car. An integrated motorsport air conditioning system is incorporated into the bespoke lightweight carbon fibre dashboard adding a touch of racer comfort.

The McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition will be built at the new home of McLaren GT in Woking, with production commencing from March 2013.

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