After a one-off concept study at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance this past summer, McLaren Automotive has confirmed that that it will start limited production of its track-only 12C GT Can-Am Edition.
Check out our original post on the McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Concept.
“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,” McLaren said in a statement.
McLaren said that it will produce no more than 30 units of the 12C GT Can-Am Edition, which will be powered by an unrestricted version of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found in the ‘standard’ road-going car. The engine’s output will be increased to 630-hp, making the 12C GT Can-Am Edition the most powerful 12C produced to date.
“The 12C Can-Am Edition concept shown at Pebble Beach earlier this year was purely that, a one-off design study,” said Andrew Kirkaldy, Managing Director of McLaren GT. “However, the reaction and response following the unveil was remarkable. It is a real testament to the performance and results of the McLaren GT customer teams this year, still only in the debut competitive season, that there is such a strong demand for this type of track-day special.”
Production start in March 2013 with prices starting at £375,000.
– By: Omar Rana