McLAREN CAN-AM RACERS: THEN & NOW!

Legendary Can-Am racecars from the 1960s-1970s will join the latest model 12C 
to climb the Goodwood Hill this summer.
As part of 50th anniversary celebrations, McLaren will showcase a selection of iconic models from the company’s heritage collection at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Alongside some of the most famous vintage racecars and championship-winning models
will be the latest McLaren 12C GT Can-Am Edition.

The McLaren name is synonymous with Can-Am racing throughout the 1960s and 1970s, with the McLaren Racing Team winning five back-to-back world championships between 1969 and 1974. It was the most successful team in the history of the Can-Am championship.

Original McLaren Can-Am racers were campaigned by great names from motorsport history, including Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme, and are the inspiration for the new 12C GT Can-Am Edition. This latest project from McLaren GT is the rawest, most track-focused model built by McLaren Group’s racecar manufacturing arm, to-date. Like the cars with which it shares the famous motorsport badge, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition features a powerful V8 engine, with the new model fitted with a highly tuned version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo powerplant in the 12C GT3. Further modifications over the race-winning 12C GT3 include a new aerodynamics package, to provide even greater levels of downforce.

The track-only 12C GT Can-Am Edition will be produced in strictly limited numbers, with no more than 30 being built. This exclusivity is fitting for the most powerful 12C produced to-date – a worthy tribute to the first McLaren model to wear the Can-Am name since 1972.

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Check out this dynamite video,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZoZME-itbE&feature=youtu.be

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