McLaren 650S Sprint Revealed Ahead of Pebble Beach Debut

Jason Siu
by Jason Siu

McLaren will debut its track-only 650S Sprint at this year’s Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.

The stripped-out race variant of the 650S will make its world premiere alongside numerous McLaren models including the highly anticipated McLaren P1 GTR. The 650S Sprint has been outfitted with developments to the company’s Brake Steer system, a proper race setup for the ProActive Chassis Control (PCC) and more refined active aerodynamics. As a result, McLaren boasts that the 650S Sprint offers a more engaging GT racing experience without compromising the refinement and balance found on the production model.

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The powerplant in the 650S Sprint remains as a 3.8-liter twin-turbo but features a “unique engine and transmission calibration to further enhance on-track drivability and driver engagement,” according to the British automaker. The vehicle making its debut at the Concours d’Elegance will be the first example of the 650S Sprint and will be adorned with a new livery featuring an inverted color scheme of the 650S GT3 shown at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.

U.S. pricing for the McLaren 650S was not announced, but it will be priced at £198,000 ($332,365) in the UK. Expect North American pricing to be announced closer to the vehicle’s launch.

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Jason Siu
Jason Siu

Jason Siu began his career in automotive journalism in 2003 with Modified Magazine, a property previously held by VerticalScope. As the West Coast Editor, he played a pivotal role while also extending his expertise to Modified Luxury & Exotics and Modified Mustangs. Beyond his editorial work, Jason authored two notable Cartech books. His tenure at saw him immersed in the daily news cycle, yet his passion for hands-on evaluation led him to focus on testing and product reviews, offering well-rounded recommendations to AutoGuide readers. Currently, as the Content Director for VerticalScope, Jason spearheads the content strategy for an array of online publications, a role that has him at the helm of ensuring quality and consistency across the board.

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