Posted on: Aug 15, 2012
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McLaren's Radical 12C Can-Am Edition Concept


A 630 horsepower McLaren racing concept has made its way online before its debut in California.
McLaren's racecar manufacturing arm McLaren GT has prepared a wild racing concept for debut at this week's Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The 12C Can-Am concept is a track-focused racer based on the 12C GT3 with a fully-aerodynamic body kit and plenty of weight saving carbon fiber. Finished in McLaren's famous orange, the 12C Can-Am concept boasts a new front splitter, rear wing and integrated rear diffuser all made out of carbon fiber.

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Weighing in at just under 2,650lbs, the racer features an ECU revamp along with a new cooling system which allows the its 3.8-liter biturbo V8 to crank out a solid 630 horsepower. Further race-spec upgrades come in the form of blacked-out lightweight forged alloy wheels wrapped in high-performance Pirelli racing slicks, roll cage, removable steering wheel sourced from Lewis Hamilton's MP4-24 F1 race car. The special seats have six-point harnesses and the interior also features racing series-required air-conditioning and track essential upgraded brakes.
It's hard to argue with the British automaker's assertion that the 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept is the "ultimate track car," however it will have to make production and hit the track until it can offically earn that prestigious title. Keep an eye out for the new McLaren concept as it will make its official debut this Sunday, August 19th, at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance in Monterey, California.

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