McLaren has announced a track-only 12C GT Sprint which will have its world premiere this weekend at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

McLaren has announced a track-only 12C GT Sprint which will have its world premiere this weekend at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

Designed to bridge the gap between the regular MP4-12C and the 12C GT3, the GT Sprint is built around the same lightweight carbon MonoCell chassis. Motivation is provided by the twin-turbo 3.8-liter engine delivering 625 HP (459 kW) mated to a seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox. McLaren's engineers have recalibrated and tuned the PCC suspension to match the 40mm lowered ride height and racing slick tires.

The McLaren 12C GT Sprint offers three unique handling modes allowing drivers to select the desired ESP, roll stiffness and damping settings. Several exterior aerodynamic tweaks were implemented such as the revised front bumper and the GT3-inspired hood with radiator exit ducts and front wing louvers. Stopping power is provided by track-spec carbon ceramic brake discs sitting behind the 19-inch center-locking OZ alloy wheels wrapped around in Pirelli racing slick tires.

The interior cabin comes with an FIA-compliant rollcage and a built-in fire extinguisher. The 12C GT Sprint also gains a HANS-approved composite racing seat with six-point harness, together with a lighter air conditioning system. The carbon fiber dashboard is home to the race-spec digital display and the car's vital controls. Bespoke options include carbon fiber rear wing and front splitter, polycarbonate windscreen and other lightweight components.

The McLaren 12C GT Sprint has a starting price of below 200,000 GBP (without taxes and duties) and will be manufactured in an initial batch of 20 units for this year.

More details can be found in the attached press release.

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