McLaren already announced that at the 2014 Pebble Beach it will bring the P1 GTR, a track-focused version of its hypercar that is priced at 1.98 million pounds ($3,35 million or 2.48 million euros). For those who don’t know, McLaren will offer the P1 GTR only to customers who already bought the street version.
Still, for the other clients who also want a track-focused McLaren, the British carmaker unveiled today the track-only 650S Sprint. That’s right folks, McLaren has just unveiled its second track-track only vehicle, this time based on the 650S Coupe.
Set to make its world debut next weekend at Pebble Beach next to the P1 GTR, the new McLaren 650S Sprint gains the Brake Steer system, more refined active aerodynamics but also a race set-up for the ProActive Chassis Control (PCC).
In addition, the vehicle comes with revised air intakes for better cooling of the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8, as well as with a unique calibration for the engine and transmission. The interior was also upgraded for the track and stripped out in order to minimize weight and we are sure that customers will not be bothered as you don’t really need an audio system when you are on the track.
As expected, the interior features a FIA-approved rollcage, lightweight carbon fiber HANS-approved racing seat with six-point harness and a fire extinguisher system. McLaren says that it retained the air-conditioning system for better comfort.
The vehicle you see in the photos features a special livery, which represents an inverted colour scheme of the 650S GT3 race car that was introduced at the 2014 Goodwood Festival Of Speed. The vehicle is primarily finished in white but also shows the Tarocco Orange finish seen on the 650S GT3.
According to the press release, the 650S Sprint comes with a larger motorsport fuel bag tank with quick-fill connectors, a larger GT3-developed front radiator, a new bonnet with integrated radiator exit ducts but also with new front wings louvres that optimize the airflow over and around the bodywork.
Thanks to a recalibrated adaptive damping for revised spring rates, the vehicle was brought closer to the ground and received new 19-inch centre-locking racing wheels wrapped in Pirelli slick or wet tyres. An onboard air jacking system enables quick tire changes.
Behind the wheels there is a race-prepared braking system. As an option, McLaren offers a CFD (computational fluid dynamics) develop aerodynamic package that includes a carbon fiber rear wing and front splitter, a passenger seats that features a six-point harness and new lightweight components that include a polycarbonate windscreen. Pricing for the McLaren 650S Sprint starts at £198,000 ($332,000 or 248,000 euros). [source: McLaren]