October 08, 2012
Latest from McLaren :
McLaren GT, a new race car manufactures of the McLaren Group, the concept focuses on the Pebble Beach Concours, 12C Can-Am Edition. The one-off design study is finished in historic McLaren Orange and black satin. The 12C Can-Am Edition finished in a striking shade of McLaren Orange, in homage to the car of Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme were very successful during the 1960s and the 1970s. This bold hue contrasts dramatically with the roof, doors and bumpers, finished in satin black, while the carbon fiber also has a propeller on the side of the radiator, mirror and engine cover.
McLaren badge on the front and rear are also finished in carbon fiber. Below the surface, 12C Can-Am stock Edition of the same carbon fiber MonoCell chassis as 12C road car. Being a pure concept at this stage, and is designed as a 'main track car', 12C Can-Am Edition is not subject to the usual racing rules, although based on the 12C GT3 race car.
Revised version of the engine 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 familiar feature a unique engine calibration and optimized cooling system, which allows the output power up to 630hp, making it the most potent derivative 12C are never displayed. Additional power output of 12C Can-Am Edition kept in check with a braking system developed by Akebono.
Braking system is highly efficient and streamlined sitting behind a set of black and satin-finish light alloy forged racing wheels, shod with Pirelli racing slick tires that complete the exterior revisions. Overall dry weight is only 1,200 kg (2645.5 pounds).
Aerodynamics of 12C Can-Am Edition, as with the 12C GT3 racing car has been honed by McLaren Racing Formula 1 technology and simulation to optimize downforce. Unique package offers increased downforce than 30 percent. improve aerodynamic carbon fiber front splitter, dive planes of carbon fiber and carbon fiber wing that dominates the rear of the car.
The wing is held in place by a polished aluminum mountain. Impose a carbon fiber diffuser help to further maximize aerodynamic package, mounted under the rear bumper two-tone.