McLaren GT released final details for the brand new McLaren 12C GT Sprint yesterday. The track day racer will be priced at £195,000 including taxes and duties. The car has been designed and built by McLaren GT, the separate trading arm of McLaren Automotive. It benefits from developments made through McLaren’s fledgling GT3 racing program.
Underneath, the McLaren 12C GT features the same M838T 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 powerplant found in the 12C and 12C Spider. It generates 625hp through a familiar seven speed twin clutch gearbox. The car retains features of the road car including brake steer and the McLaren airbrake. Upgrades include a recalibrated Proactive Chassis Control (PCC) system and optimised oil and cooling systems.
Any unnecessary systems or comforts have been removed to keep weight to a minimum. The McLaren 12C GT Sprint features a number of components carried over from the 12C GT3 race car, including the FIA-approved safety roll cage, central cooling radiator and digital dash display. The car’s ride height has been lowered by 40mm, while a more aggressive front bumper, GT3-inspired bonnet with radiator exit ducts and front wing louvres have also been added.
GT race specification brake discs sit behind centre-locking 19-inch wheels, shod with Pirelli competition tyres. An on-board air jacking system is fitted to aid tyre changes.
Inside, the driver gets a fully adjustable HANS-approved, lightweight composite racing seat fitted with full six-point harness. The cockpit retains its air conditioning and an integrated fire extinguisher system is also installed. The car comes fitted with the classic McLaren orange as standard, yet McLaren will cater to any tastes.
Upgrades include a bespoke carbon fibre rear wing and front splitter, and a lightweight polycarbonate windscreen.