McLaren tracked-focused 12C GT Sprint detailed

McLaren 12C GT Sprint front quarter

McLaren has announced the price of the McLaren 12C GT Sprint, following its world debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The latest model from the GT racing arm of the McLaren Group will be priced at £195,000.

Developed and optimised exclusively for the race track, the 12C GT Sprint has been designed and built by McLaren GT, in close consultation with the team at McLaren Automotive and retains many of the unique systems from the 12C road car, on which it is based.

Ground breaking technologies and systems have been honed, including Brake Steer and the active McLaren Airbrake, while a recalibrated Proactive Chassis Control (PCC) system which can be set to individual driver preference, is said to help deliver a ‘truly bespoke GT racing experience’.

McLaren 12C GT Sprint side rolling shot

Power comes from the M838T 3.8-litre twin turbo V8 shared with the 12C and 12C Spider. It generates 460kW of power and is matched with the same 7-speed twin clutch transmission as the road car. Optimised oil and cooling systems are unique to the track-focused racer.

The car also features a number of components carried over from the successful 12C GT3 race car, including the FIA-approved safety roll cage, central cooling radiator and digital dash display. Any unnecessary systems of creature comforts have also been removed to minimise weight.

The 12C GT Sprint follow the McLaren mantra of ‘form following function’, with each enchancement designed to optimise performance. The race is 40mm lower than its road going counterparts, while a more aggressive front bumper, GT3-inspired bonnet with radiator exit ducts and front wing louvres improve down force and give a purposeful look. Behind the centre-locking 19-inch wheels shod with Pirelli competition tyres are race specification brake discs. As with the 12C GT3, an on-board air jacking system is fitted to aid tyre changes.

McLaren 12C GT Sprint rear

Inside the cockpit is a lightweight composite racing seat with full six-point harness. The air-conditioning system is retained, while an integrated fire extinguisher system is also installed.

A range of options and packages designed to offer even greater levels of performance and individuality, with improved levels of down force and further reduction in weight. Upgrades include a bespoke carbon fibre rear wing and front splitter, and a lightweight polycarbonate windscreen.

The 12C GT Sprint is presented as standard in historic McLaren Orange, but can be specified in any bespoke colour, on request.

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