McLaren GT have confirmed plans for a limited production run of the track-focused 12C GT Can-Am Edition.
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 appearance of the 12C GT Can-Am Edition is dominated by the large carbon fibre rear wing which forms part of a high downforce aerodynamic package which has been honed by McLaren Racing using Formula 1 technology and simulation, this offers an increase in downforce by 30 per cent.
Further carbon fibre components enhance the styling of the track car, These include door mirror mounts and covers, engine cover vents, side radiator intake vanes, sill covers and badges.
The car shares the same carbon fibre MonoCell chassis as the 12C and 12C Spider, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition is also fitted with a full FIA-approved race-specification rollcage. Inside the cockpit are 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. The shape and grip of the steering wheel is derived from the McLaren MP4-24 Formula 1 car. An integrated motorsport air conditioning system is incorporated into the bespoke lightweight carbon fibre dashboard adding a touch of racer comfort.
The 12C GT Can-Am Edition will be strictly limited to a production run of no more than 30 cars, costing £375,000. Each will be built at the new home of McLaren GT in Woking, with production commencing from March 2013.