McLaren GT, the race car manufacturing arm of the McLaren Group, has confirmed plans for a limited production run of the track-focused 12C GT Can-Am Edition, which was previewed as a concept at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance earlier this year.

No more than 30 examples of the limited edition track-special – which pays tribute to Bruce McLaren and Denny Hulme – will be built, and the car will not be subject to the usual racing regulations of the successful 12C GT3 racer on which it is based. Production is scheduled to commence from March 2013.

The 12C GT Can-Am will wear an unrestricted version of the familiar 3.8 litre twin-turbo V8 engine with up to 630 hp on tap, and in terms of equipment and kit, follows on what was seen on the concept.

This includes the McLaren Orange and satin black paint scheme, as well as the black satin-finished forged lightweight racing alloy wheels, which are shod with Pirelli racing tyres.

Other items are a unique high downforce aerodynamic package offering an increase in downforce by 30%, as well as a host of carbon fibre components (door mirror mounts and covers, engine cover vents, side radiator intake vanes, sill covers and badges) to differentiate the car from the GT3 racing version.

There’s also a full FIA-approved race-specification rollcage, and the two black race seats come complete with full six-point harnesses, as well as a unique McLaren GT steering wheel carried over from the 12C GT3.