British carmaker McLaren will soon release a new model which will have its world premiere at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. We are actually talking about the 12C GT Sprint which has been designed to offer further enhanced handling through optimized aerodynamics and track focus. The model is has been designed and developed by McLaren GT, the race car building arm of the McLaren Group, and retains many of the unique systems from the 12C road car. The McLaren GT has been honed to deliver a more track-focused GT racing experience whilst retaining the balance and characteristics much praised in the road car.
The PCC suspension system has been tuned and recalibrated to fit the cars lower ride height and tracing slick tires, providing a firmer setup. The model has three unique handling modes which allow the driver to select their preferred damping, ESP settings and roll stiffness. Inside the cabin the 12C Sprint is fitted with an FIA-approved roll cage and integrated fire extinguisher system. There is a carbon fiber dash houses the race developed digital display and key vehicle controls which interface with a McLaren GT developed steering wheel. The engineers did not stop here and so they have continued with a range of bespoke options including a CFD developed aerodynamic package including carbon fiber rear wing and front splitter.
The extra lightweight components include a polycarbonate windscreen. The model will be finished in McLaren Orange as standard and will have its world debut at the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The price for the model has been established to start at GBP200.000. More details will be available within the next few days.
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