2012 McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept

The 2012 McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition Racing Concept has been designed as the ultimate racing car but not subject to the regular racing regulations. The one-off design study comes in the historic McLaren satin black and Orange finish.

This McLaren 12C Can-Am Edition is not only the most powerful 12C available at the moment, but a racer you can look forward to in future races. McLaren engineers took their time to craft this machine as the ultimate racing car.


General Info
Vehicle Type: Coupe Base Price: NA
Length: 177.5 in. (450.9 cm) Wheel Base: 105.1 in. (267 cm)
Height: 47.4 in. (120.3 cm) Width: 82.4 in. (209.3 cm)
Curb Weight: 2646 lbs (1200 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: NA Maximum Seating: 2 people
Engine: V8 DOHC Displacement: 3.8 Liter
Horsepower: 630 HP Max RPM: 7500 RPM
Torque: 600 lb-ft @ 3000-7000 rpm Transmission: 7-Speed SSG


This McLaren Racing Concept features a revised version of a 3.8 L twin-turbo V8 engine with the finest cooling system and engine re-calibration. With these details in place, a power output of 630 horsepower is generated.

The aerodynamic package of this car features: carbon fiber dive planes, carbon fiber front-splitter, air-channeling rear diffuser, ultra-spec braking system and carbon fiber wing. The combination of these features increase the downforce by 30%.


The Racing Concept exterior is coated with historic colors that were once worn by the ground-breaking McLaren Can-Am cars in the 1960’s and 70’s. At the rear, you will definitely be attracted to the aggressive diffuser and a mega-spec set rear wing.

Most of the body is coated with a blue hue, contrasted by satin black finished roof, bumper sections and doors. McLaren badges on the rear and front are finished in carbon fiber. With the carbon fiber MonoCell framework also put in place, the overall weight totals to 2645.5 pounds. This car is fitted with lightweight racing alloy wheels, wrapped with Pirelli racing slick tires.


The cockpit is fitted with black racing seats with full 6-point harnesses. Most of the cabin features carbon fiber details all the way from the dashboard to the sill panels. This racing car also comes with an incorporated air conditioning system, and a multifunction removable steering wheel similar to the one used in the most recent McLaren MP4-27.