For many, the McLaren MP4 12C was already to illustrate in track. However, if you know McLaren, its history and its concern for perfection, you know that an authentic version of race would eventually see the day.
2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, California, approach and announcements of developments that will be presented are beginning to multiply. McLaren, British car manufacturer, is to unveil a single track of its McLaren MP4 – 12C version.
Developed by McLaren GT, this concept is based on the McLaren MP4 – 12C GT3 Racing. It has an orange robe in tribute to the cars led by Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme in the 1960s and 1970s.
The rumor of Pebble Beach this year for McLaren the opportunity to present its new ultimate model in small Committee at lucky prospects gathered for the occasion. But this does not preclude the British constructor to fashion FXX or Zonda R news in public with a car: a racing car, reserved to the track but verifiable in any category, the McLaren MP4 – 12 c CAN – AM Edition. In other words, the ultimate toy for gentleman driver demanding but not keen competition.
The McLaren MP4 12C CAN – AM Edition Racing Concept is a bomb, as much in terms of design and performance. Note especially whole aerodynamic exclusive that reduces its force of 30% uplift.
This concept based on the McLaren MP4 – 12C GT3 is more spectacular than the race version from which it is derived. Received a wide body kit providing 30% support and more. This concept is powered by the same 3.8L V8 twin which the ECU has been reprogrammed to develop 630 horses. McLaren announces a tare weight of only 1200 kg. Other equipment include black satin forged rims and tyres Pirelli slicks. The cabin is also directly inspired by the universe of the race: bucket with harness 6 points, removable flying, safety frame.
In any event, the realization of this concept occurs if a small series of the vehicle could not be produced for a few amateur drivers and wealthy willing to some output circuit outside of regulated competition.
The color chosen for this concept is of course the traditional McLaren orange with details in black and carbon. The cockpit includes a safety cage approved and two racing with six point harness seats.
The McLaren MP4 12C CAN-AM Edition Racing is now a unique concept, and McLaren promises nothing on it, but to show it to Pebble Beach, which abounds in the week of the Concours d’Elegance of potential customers, is certainly not trivial.