The track-only model retains the same 3.8 liter V8 and seven-speed dual clutch gearbox from the road car. McLaren hasn’t said if power output has changed, which means we’d anticipate the Sprint has 562 horsepower and 443 lb-ft of torque. The real changes are for handling and safety.
The interior is stripped and fitted with a full roll cage. It now has center-lock wheels with slick tires. There’s a simply huge wing out back and aggressive dive planes on the front to provide downforce.
Prices start at $218,000 plus destination. McLaren Orange paint is standard, but for more, they’ll paint your Sprint any color from the Sport Series catalog or dress it in a racing livery designed by McLaren Special Operations. The first cars will be delivered next year. Until then, either catch the Sprint at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill-climb on Thursday or replay the video below a few dozen times.
The 570S Sprint echoes previous models with the Sprint badge, which means that the new sports car is unrestricted by racing regulations, but still dedicated for track days. More importantly, it is upgradable to a full GT4 specification for those looking to take on FIA events around the world.