After the successful unveiling of one-off and the most extreme version yet of the supercar McLaren MP4-12C, the track-focused design concept McLaren 12C GT Can-Am at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier this summer, the race car manufacturing arm of the McLaren Group, McLaren GT now confirms productions plans for limited run 12C GT Can-Am Edition ‘ultimate track car’ ahead of the 2012 U.S. Grand Prix. Described to be the most powerful 12C ever produced boasting increased engine performance of up to 630hp, this $596,240 track-special edition limited to just 30 units will not be subject to the usual racing regulations of the iconic racer 12C GT3 on which it’s based. It actually pays tribute to both Denny Hulme and Bruce McLaren who successfully raced a series of McLaren models in the Can-Am series.
Each of the McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition will come fitted with an unrestricted version of the powerful 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 engine with an optimized cooling system, and unique engine calibration to increase the power output of up to 630hp.
Notably, the large carbon fiber rear wing which dominates the supercar’s dramatic look also forms part of an exclusive downforce aerodynamic package specially developed by McLaren Racing using F1 technology and simulation.
Further, the carbon fiber components including door mirror mounts, engine cover vents, sill covers, badges, and side radiator intake vanes enhances the track-car’s styling, thus differentiating it from the GT3 version.
The 12C GT Can-Am Edition which impressively sits on lightweight black satin-finished forged racing alloy wheels with Pirelli tires, also comes fitted with FIA-approved race-spec roll cage, special racing-seats and a steering wheel inspired by the GT3 racer.
Also, we have recently seen the 2013 McLaren MP4-12C Spider which is expected to sell for $302,830, and the recently introduced Hamann Motorsports McLaren MP4-12C with artistic multicolor coating package for an addiitonal $122,000.