McLaren GT, a new race car manufacturing arm of the McLaren Group, is presenting a new track-focused concept at the Pebble Beach Concours this weekend. The 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept is an one-off design study finished in historic McLaren Orange and satin black.
The 12C Can-Am Edition is finished in McLaren Orange. The roof, door and bumper sections are finished in satin black, while carbon fiber 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. Beneath the surface, the 12C Can-Am Edition shares the same carbon fiber MonoCell chassis as the 12C road car.
Designed as the ultimate track car, the 12C Can-Am Edition is not subject to the regular racing regulations, despite being based on the 12C GT3 race car. The revised version of the 3.8 liter twin-turbo V8 engine features an engine calibration and optimised cooling system, which allows a power output of up to 630hp, making it the most powerful 12C derivative ever shown. The overall dry weight is just 1,200kg.
The aerodynamic package includes a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon fiber dive planes, and a carbon fiber wing. The wing is held in place by polished aluminium mounts. A carbon fiber diffuser helps to further maximise the aerodynamic package, fitted beneath the two-tone rear bumper. The braking system by Akebono sits behind a set of black satin-finished forged lightweight racing alloy wheels, shod with Pirelli racing slick tyres which complete the exterior revisions.
Inside the cockpit, the 12C Can-Am Edition has two black race seats complete with full six-point harnesses and a full race-specification rollcage. The steering wheel is carried over from the 12C GT3, while carbon fiber detailing also continues throughout the cabin, across the dashboard and sill panels. An integrated air conditioning system, mandatory now in a growing number of race series, is also present.