British car manufacturer McLaren has announced a track-only version of the 650S supercar. The 650S Sprint will premiere at Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on August 17th, 2014.
The 650S Sprint benefits from improved aerodynamics, the latest version of its Brake Steer system for improving stopping performance, recalibrated adaptive suspension to aid handling, lower ride height and a race-specific setup for the ProActive Chassis Control.
There’s also a rollcage, integrated fire extinguisher, carbon fibre HANS-approved racing seat with a six-point harness and 19-inch centre-locking racing alloys as standard. A choice of Pirelli slick or wet tyres is available.
Optional extras include a polycarbonate windscreen to save even more weight, carbon fibre front and rear spoiler and a racing passenger seat with a six-point harness so you can scare someone you know to death.
The same 3.8-litre twin-turbo runs the show, which means 641bhp (650PS) and 678Nm (500lb/ft) of torque. 0 to 62mph is dispatched in three seconds in the standard car before weight-saving. There is, however, better cooling thanks to revised air intakes that also help the car stick to the
The McLaren 650S borrows technology from the 650S GT3 race car (not to mention a similarly garish paintjob and decals). It has a larger motorsport fuel ‘bag’ tank with quick-fill connectors, larger front radiator and front wings louvres.
For a car designed to go very fast around a track, it is bizarre that Mclaren has left the air-conditioning system intact. Unnecessary weight, if you ask us.
Stripping things out of a car usually means paying substantially more for substantially less, if you catch our drift, but the 650S Sprint is only £2,750 more than the standard 650S Coupe. A veritable bargain, then, at £198,000. Head to a McLaren dealer now to register interest.