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This 1/2 scale McLaren CanAm could be yours

Submitted by on December 13, 2013

img_3466Cro-moly tubular frame, OHV racing engine, hydraulic disc brakes and proper aluminum competition wheels shod in slick tyres. This custom creation blurs the lines between toy, go kart and race car.

Say hello to the first ever 1/2 scale McLaren M8 “High Wing”. Creators Putsch Racing describe it as “a perfect gift for a young racer, or a fun pit vehicle indulgence that would be at home on the kart racing track too” – we just think it’s damn cool!

mclaren m8Powered by a 4 stroke overhead valve engine lifted from a racing kart, Putsch are quick to note that this thing is seriously simple and low-cost to maintain – perhaps that’s the first time such words have been used in relation to racing?

img_3471In full CanAm guise, they didn’t call it the “High Wing” for nothing! The entire bodywork, including the FRP shell, is manufactured in-house.

img_3475Surprising is the fact that it’s rated to fit an adult of up to 6’1″, and even more surprising is that this particular model runs for ‘only’ USD$12,500! Putsch explain that they can build 1/2 scale CanAm cars from around $9,500, and that recreations of cars such as the 6-wheel Tyrrell F1 car, the Shadow and Ferrari 312pb would also be possible. Imagine the possibilities!

Take a look at Putsch Racing for further information.

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