McLaren GT introduced today a new high performance variant of the 12C, the 12C GT Sprint a.k.a. a track-only variant of the MP4-12C. The new models a new high performance variant of the 12C and the all-out racing 12C GT3 and 12C GT Can-Am Edition models. Just like the standard model, it is powered by a 3.8-liter engine generating 625 hp but comes with a unique oil system and cooling system which features a 12C GT3 developed central front radiator
The GT Sprint uses the same seven-speed twin clutch gearbox used by the 12C road car. Moreover, the track-only model is built around the lightweight carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, and with developments to systems such as ProActive Chassis Control, (PCC), Brake Steer and the McLaren Airbrake.
The PCC suspension has been recalibrated in order to suit the cars lower ride height and racing slick tyres. The 12C Sprit comes with three unique handling modes, which allow the driver to select their preferred damping, roll stiffness and ESP settings. In terms of design, we find a more aggressive front bumper, GT3-inspired bonnet with radiator exit ducts and front wing louvres and centre-locking 19-inch OZ wheels wrapped in Pirelli racing slick tyres. The car is lowered by 40 mm and is fitted with track-focused braking system with carbon ceramic (CCM) brake discs.
Inside, the 12C GT Sprint features a FIA-approved rollcage and integrated fire extinguisher system, adjustable FIA-approved rollcage and integrated fire extinguisher system fitted with six-point harness. Air conditioning is offered in order to keep it comfortable.
A carbon fibre dash houses the race developed digital display and key vehicle controls which interface with a McLaren GT developed steering wheel. Other enhancements include a CFD (computational fluid dynamics) developed aerodynamic package including carbon fibre rear wing and front splitter, and further lightweight components including a polycarbonate windscreen. The McLaren 12C GT Sprint is priced under GBP £200,000.