2012 McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Concept review and pictures

Posted on Monday, 20 August 2012 , 10:08:07 byEmil

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McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Concept

British carmaker McLaren revealed a special model at the 2012 edition of the Pebble Beach Concours dElegance that took place in California. To be more precise, we are talking about a track-only version of the MP4-12C model. The developer is McLaren GT and it has as base the MP4-12C GT3 racecar finished in orange. The color actually represents a tribute to the cars driven by Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren back in the 1969s and 1970s. The carbon fiber and satin black details come in a very powerful contrast with the orange color.

The McLaren 12C Cam-Am Edition Concept, because this is the models presented, features a very wide body-kit that has a carbon fiber front splitter, rear diffuser, and rear wing and dive planes. All are meant to offer 30% increased down-force in comparison with the standard vehicle. Under the hood, the model hides the same 3.8-liter V8 twin-turbo engine that also powers the MP4-12C. The only difference is that the engineers have remapped the ECU and up rated the cooling system. As a result, the engine of the McLaren 12C Cam-Am Edition Concept is capable of producing 630 horsepower.

These are not the only changes the carmaker made. The concept is also equipped with a race-spec brake system and black satin-finished forged alloy wheels covered in Pirelli racing slick tires. The interior of the cabin was modified completely. Now, the model has race-specification features like removable steering wheel, a full roll cage and two body-hugging seats with 6-point harnesses. This is not all. The McLaren 12C Cam-Am Edition Concept also features air conditioning because apparently is mandatory on different race series. It seems that it is not that important the fact that it is still just a concept.