McLaren too is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and although they decided not to make a big fuss about it like Porsche, they do have a few treats for the fans. At this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed they are bringing out the original Can-Am race cars from the Heritage Collection, to be shown alongside the new 12C Can-Am.
Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, McLaren was the king of the hill, claiming five back-to-back world championships between 1969 and 1974, making it the most successful team in the history of CAn-Am championship. The originals Can-Ams had great drivers such as Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme.
The modern-day Can-Am 12C is a track-focused, stripped-out version of the normal 12C, powered by an unrestricted version of the 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 engine in the 12C GT3. The car also comes with a GT3 aero pack, and also a passenger seat, so you can share the joy of driving this car around the race track with a good friend.
You can’t have the original Can-am McLarens, and as for the new one, well, it is limited to just 30 units.