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I'm thin on details at the moment, but this looks like yet another cool chapter in the 12C story. :cool:









McLaren shared these shots on their Facebook page - see the entire gallery here:

McLaren Automotive - 12C Can-Am Edition

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GT3 on steroids!!
 

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McLarens' F-40!

facebook page doesn't seem to work. It says "content currently not available".
 

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The link to the album is no longer working. It would seem that their PR department might have jumped the gun a little on releasing them. :eek:

The album didn't have a name and there was also no info on the car when I saw it, so I had a feeling there might have been a problem. Plus we are still two or three days early of their first event at Pebble, so we'll probably see the rest of them again in a couple of days with a full press release to accompany the images. Can't wait! :D

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The link to the album is no longer working. It would seem that their <acronym title="Google Page Ranking">PR</acronym> department might have jumped the gun a little on releasing them. :eek:

The album didn't have a name and there was also no info on the car when I saw it, so I had a feeling there might have been a problem. Plus we are still two or three days early of their first event at Pebble, so we'll probably see the rest of them again in a couple of days with a full press release to accompany the images. Can't wait! :D

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I see. Nice coup, Peleton!
 

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I see. Nice coup, Peleton!
Yes - I was very lucky to have been paying attention. For me, McLaren has always been difficult to ignore. ;)

I actually saved the full gallery but will hold off sharing the rest of the images for now, except for one to answer this question.

Ok... It that an Ipad:D
Doesn't appear to be an iPad - I am guessing this is Doris' hot older sister. ;)



All-business in this interior, but I do secretly wish it had a couple of airbags and the ability to fit a license plate.

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It's back!!!

McLaren Automotive - 12C Can-Am Edition

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McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition racing concept announced:

McLaren GT, the team responsible for building the 12C GT3s seen racing across Europe this summer, are debuting a brand new concept racer at this weekends Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. The 12C Can-Am edition - named after the infamous race series which saw some of McLarens greatest wins - is the first model that McLaren GT has displayed in North America, and is designed specifically for the market. The concept features the same carbon fibre MonoCell as the road going 12C, but adds a host of modifications designed strictly for the track: A brand new aerodynamics kit including splitter, diffuser and rear wing increases downforce by 30%, an uprated engine package generates up to 630hp, and extensive use of carbon fibre reduces weight to just 1,200kg (2645.5lbs).

So what do you think, are you ready to race yet?
YES!!! McLaren's back on track in America is AWESOME!! :cool:

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So aside from maybe a bit more power than the International MP4-12C GT3 brethren, what is different in concept of this car internally? I can see the much larger rear wing and the loss of the engine bay cooling duct, but I'm not familiar with any of the mechanical differences between American LM or euro GT3 regulations. Looks fabulous and am praying they deliver with a road version soon!!!
 

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They could produce a street version and seriously out-Stradale an Italian car company who shall remain nameless. I think Mac customers' hearts would start racing when they used the red pull strap to close the door on that race car interior. After that, everything else is just bonus fun.
 

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So aside from maybe a bit more power than the International MP4-12C GT3 brethren, what is different in concept of this car internally? I can see the much larger rear wing and the loss of the engine bay cooling duct, but I'm not familiar with any of the mechanical differences between American LM or euro GT3 regulations. Looks fabulous and am praying they deliver with a road version soon!!!
I don't think this is an ALMS-spec racecar. It looks to be a track-only car for customers.

Interesting use of the word "concept". Suggests maybe they are just testing the response and will only build if there is enough demand?

Anybody want to wager price? I'd guess minimum USD $400K. I thought they might announce a 12C Challenge type car, but this appears considerably more serious than that.
 

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I don't think this is an ALMS-spec racecar. It looks to be a track-only car for customers.
You may be correct - but I would hope they have kept ALMS regulations in mind when designing this.

I think your guess on pricing might be $100K light. I seem to recall the GT3's were over £310K, or about $485K US.

I'd rather see them in professional competition, but even as a track day special they would certainly be welcome here. ;)

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I think it will turn into a road car or a track day special. The passenger seat is a giveaway.
 

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It seems more radical that what would fit into any of the major spec series but perhaps the factory GT ALMS class, but I believe they would have to shave over 100hp and that aero is more aggressive than the current runners. It could certainly fit into some SCCA, time attack, or track day car.

The great news is that they are building hyper crazy race cars and to tribute Can-Am is the perfect way to make a splash.

My checkbook is already burning. Not sure I could resist a well run McLaren series. :)
 

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So now you can see what a proper fender vent should look like.

 

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I wonder how long it will be until someone adds these black accents along the side of a road 12C. Looks great on this car.

 
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