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Aug 15

McLaren 12C Can-Am edition


We haven’t done much on super cars as of late, quite frankly it’s not a huge area of interest for me because there are so few of them and I much prefer the craftsmanship and hard work of a classic hot rod or muscle car then the cold calculated engineering of a super car. That’s not to say super cars aren’t cool though. They certainly are and you can not argue with the amazing performance.

Pictured above is the latest of the super cars the McLaren 12C Can-Am which of course is based on the worst named car of all time the MP4-12C. So what do you get with the 12C Can-AM? You get tons of new body work including a giant wing for downforce, lots of carbon fiber and a pretty cool orange and satin black paint job. Inside you get more racing goodies like race seats, six point harnesses, a roll cage, and a race inspired steering wheel.

You’ll get the same engine as the road going McLaren but power is up 13hp to 630. The big thing here is the reduced weight down to 2,645lbs which is quite lithe for a modern super car.

Here’s the catch, McLaren has no plans to actually produce the car as it doesn’t meet any racing series specs and no one would want to drive it at the road. So it’s basically a design exercise. Either way it’s worthy of a mention here as it’s pretty cool.

Souce: McLaren