McLaren Revives the Spirit of Can-Am

Goodwood Festival of Speed

McLaren celebrating its 50th anniversary by reliving the glory days of when it dominated the Can-Am racing series.

You may associate the name McLaren most with its F1 racing team or its legendary road-going supercars. But back in the 60s and 70s, it was all about Can-Am. The Canadian-American Challenge Cup was one of the most extreme racing series ever devised. Unlike Formula One, Le Mans or just about any other racing series, there were few technical restrictions, and engine capacity was unrestricted. And McLaren dominated, scoring five championships in a row.

McLaren is now reliving those glory days, offering thirty 12C Can-Am track cars that will be the most powerful version of the 12C to date. And as part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, it’s bringing an array of its vintage Can-Am racers to the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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