McLaren GT, the new race car division of the McLaren Group, is going to unveil the track-focused 12C Can-Am Edition concept at the Pebble Beach Concours. The concept is a one-off design study that is painted in McLaren Orange and satin black.
The 12C Can-Am Edition concept borrows its carbon fiber chassis from the McLaren 12C road car. It's finished in a striking shade of McLaren Orange, in tribute to cars of Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme which were extremely successful throughout the 1960s and 1970s. The bold hue is in dramatic contrast to the roof, door and bumper sections, finished in satin black, while carbon fibre also features on the side radiator vanes, wing mirrors and engine cover. The McLaren badges on the front and rear are also finished in carbon fiber.
The 12C Can-Am Edition concept is powered by a 3.8L twin-turbo V8 engine that generates 630hp, making it the most powerful 12C derivative ever shown. The overall dry weight of the concept is just 2645.5 lbs. The extra power output of the 12C Can-Am Edition is kept in check with a braking system developed by Akebono. The braking system sits behind a set of black satin-finished forged lightweight racing alloy wheels, wrapped with Pirelli racing slick tires.
Inside the cockpit, the 12C Can-Am Edition is race ready as well. Two black race seats, complete with full six-point harnesses are mounted within the cabin, while a full race-specification rollcage has also been fitted. The steering wheel is carried over from the 12C GT3, with the shape and grip derived from that of Lewis Hamilton's MP4-24 Formula 1 car. Carbon fiber detailing also continues throughout the cabin, across the dashboard and sill panels.
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