McLaren delivered a new release for the Goodwood Festival of Speed 2013. It came by way of the McLaren 12C GT Sprint. It is a customer track day car, designed on the basis of the 12C road car, yet without the home comforts. We took a closer look!
The McLaren 12C GT Sprint is designed to bridge the gap between the normal 12C and the 12C GT3 racecar which, by all accounts is a lot more serious of a car than the GT Sprint. Power is provided by the same 3.8-liter twin-turbo engine as in the standard 12C, but will a touch more power and usability. Expect to get around 625hp from the 12C GT Sprint and the same carbon fiber monocell chassis. Suspension has been tuned to sit 40mm lower and to accomodate racing slicks, for those who wish to take their track days a bit more serious.
Optimized aerodynamics not only help to push the car to the track, but to aid in cooling according to McLaren engineers. A GT3-inspired hood and radiator exit also help in that regard. Furthermore, the standard brake system as been massaged and tweaked to perform better on the track, although the standard carbon ceramic brakes do remain.
You’ll find out more about the McLaren 12C GT Sprint by reading our earlier article!