2013 McLaren 12C GT Sprint review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 2 October 2013 , 11:10:31 byEmil

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McLaren 12C GT Sprint

The McLaren 12C GT Sprint just made its debut during the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed in July. Now the manufacturer has released details including the cost of the supercar.

Although it was inspired by the 12C road car, the GT Sprint was designed exclusively for the track. The initial 12C`s driving systems were optimized for track driving. The new vehicle features a more powerful version of the active McLaren Airbrake system with `race specification` discs and Brake Steer. The auto also features digital read-outs, a FIA approved safety roll cage and a central cooling radiator. For driving situations demanding the tyres to be changed ASAP, the manufacturers added an on board jacking system.

The height of the GT Sprint was lowered with 40mm and the car comes with redesigned bumpers, a redesigned version of the GT3 bonnet, and a new oiling system. For an enhanced driving experience on the track, the vehicle can optionally feature a front splitter and carbon fiber rear wing. The fully race compliant car has an optimized active suspension system and rides on 19 inch wheels and Pirelli competition ready tires. In the inside, the car is equipped with a six point harness racing seat, air conditioning system, a fire extinguisher.

Just like the 12C, the GT Sprint`s chassis tub is also made out of lightweight carbon fibre. The car is powered by an optimized 3.8 litre twin turbo V8 engine. This is mated to a seven speed dual clutch transmission. Regarding the engine`s performances, it outputs 625 HP (460 kW).

It is not legal to drive the powerful McLaren 12C GT Sprint on the road therefore owners must book racing circuits in order to enjoy the driving experience. The auto is now available for purchase with prices starting from €233,550 ($316.445).