A newly massaged version of the McLaren MP4 12C has just been announced.
Called the 12C GT Sprint, the British brand’s racing arm massaged the supercar for track-specific performance. While it’s still a 12C, the car benefits from a series of changes to improve its on-track capability. Enhancements include Pirelli racing slicks, suspension and cooling modifications.
The 3.8-liter V8 still makes 616 hp, but it benefits from a unique oil system. Modifications to the suspension system make the car better suited to its new lowered ride height and slick tires. Just like the road car, there are three drive modes, although McLaren has revised them for the more hardcore car’s track purposes.
McLaren added an FIA-approved rollcage, which will further stiffen the already rigid carbon fibre monocoque chassis.
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Of course, the car also features aerodynamic enhancements. The front gets a more aggressive bumper and a GT3-inspired hood with vents for the radiator on the front wing louvers.
The driver gets a fully-adjustable racing seat fitted with a six-point harness. Interestingly, McLaren decided to retain the car’s air conditioning, although it uses a lighter unit than the standard 12C. A carbon fiber rear wing and splitter are also available, but are extra-cost options.
Only 20 cars will be initially produced for delivery this year. U.S. pricing hasn’t been announced, but the brand said more details will be announced soon and that it will cost £200,000, which converts to just under $300,000.
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