McLaren to Showcase 12C GT Can-Am Edition at Goodwood [Video]
Besides showing some of their classic Can-Am racers that dominated the competition in the late 1960s and early 1970s, McLaren will also introduce the 12C GT Can-Am Edition, a fast and powerful machine that’s set to “thrill crowds” while running up the Goodwood Hill.
Built in only 30 examples at £375,000 each, the 12C GT Can-Am Edition pays tribute to Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme who successfully raced a series of McLaren models in the Can-Am series, claiming four consecutive championships between them for Bruce McLaren Racing from 1967 through 1970.
“This latest project from McLaren GT is the rawest, most track-focused model built by McLaren Group’s race car 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 an unrestricted version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo powerplant in the 12C GT3. Further modifications over the race-winning 12C GT3 include an optimised aerodynamics package, to provide even greater levels of downforce, and a passenger seat, to allow the thrills of this latest track car to be shared,” McLaren revealed in a press release.
Among the classics brought by McLaren at Goodwood, racing enthusiasts will be able to admire a M8D racecar which was driven to victory by Denny Hulme in the 1970 season. In all, McLaren won five Can-Am titles between 1967 and 1971, the last one being claimed by Peter Revson.
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