It was at the beginning of spring when McLaren Automotive announced the launch of a new track-focused version of the 570S. Now at the beginning of summer this model, called McLaren 570S Sprint, is ready for its public debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Basically P1 GTR for poor people, McLaren 570S Sprint is a track toy designed purely for delivering bucket loads of fun without caring much for rules and regulations. It complies with the restrictions of no official racing series, and its power output and noise are optimized more for fun than performance. We like that.
The ingredients of McLaren 570S Sprint are of course very familiar. It’s basically a regular 570S with the parameters of engine and transmission tuned at a hotter level. That said, the car gets a front centre GT3-inspired high temp radiator, along with a more aggressive front splitter and floor assembly like its GT4 brother, and the 3.8 liter bi-turbo engine is mated to a seven speed SSG transmission.
Other highlights of the Sprint include side radiators, large carbon fiber rear wing, racing brakes, centre-locking lightweight cast magnesium wheels shod with Pirelli racing slicks, uprated suspension, and an optional air jacking system. Naturally, the cabin is stripped out and fitted with an FIA-approved rollcage, six-point harness, and fire extinguisher system.
Pricing for McLaren 570S Sprint starts from a very reasonable £148,000. You can have your own racing livery designed through the MSO service.