McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am revealed – BBC Top Gear

For those of a certain vintage, there was an era of motorsport in the 1960s and 1970s that was, frankly, bonkers. Utterly, completely, whole-heartedly and magnificently bonkers. In fact, Bonkers with a capital ‘B’.

It was called the ‘Canadian American Challenge Cup’, shortened to Can-Am, and this wild McLaren MP4-12C racer you’re not-so-secretly coveting above has been built in honour of that fantastic championship, set for a Pebble Beach debut later this week.

Why so fantastic? It was practically an unrestricted, no-holds barred motorsport series that pretty much allowed anything, so long as it passed a safety inspection. And the McLarens of its era were supremely dominant.

via McLaren MP4-12C Can-Am revealed – BBC Top Gear.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: