Elegant and with Punch

“A track-only racing car built without the restraints of racing regulations, the 12C Can-Am is based on the 12C GT3 racer – but it goes well beyond what the [Federation Internationale de l’Automobile] FIA allows in that division,” describes Nelson Ireson for HighGearMedia.com. McLaren honoured the two New Zealand motorsport legends, Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme, with the unveiling of the 12C Can-Am Edition in the previews ahead of the car’s debut at the 2012 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in California this month. “Power comes from a 3.8-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine rated at up to 630 horses. Packaged in the car’s 2,645.5-pound frame, that’s quite a bit of punch. Shod in Pirelli racing slicks on black satin-finished lightweight forged racing wheels, it should have plenty of grip, too.”


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Skyrunner Ruth Croft Prepares for China Race

Skyrunner Ruth Croft Prepares for China Race

The South China Morning Post’s Mark Agnew reports that China might be famous for its food, but two top trail runners are approaching their pre-race meals with contrasting plans. New Zealander…