► New McLaren 570S Sprint for 2016
► Not road-legal – nor race-legal
► Debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed
McLaren Automotive’s entry-level ‘Sports Series’ 570 models are supposed to showcase its softer, more sensible side. But a company with racing roots can clearly only contain itself for so long, and Woking’s rollcage and dive plane divisions have just finished work on this, the McLaren 570S Sprint.
It’s a non-road-legal, stripped-out version of the 570S junior supercar, with slick tyres, cast magnesium wheels and a generously proportioned fixed rear wing. If you’re a trackday fiend with expensive tastes, this could be the car for you.
Where can I race the McLaren 570S Sprint?
It’s designed to be a track toy rather than a racing car, but if you get bored of trackdays an upgrade pack is available to convert the car to FIA GT4 competition spec. The Sprint is based on the 570S GT4 race car currently campaigned in the British GT Championship, and shares many of the same aerodynamic upgrades over the road car.
However, the Sprint features the same suspension as the road car, and the same 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and seven-speed transmission. McLaren hasn’t disclosed any power or torque figures, but they’re unlikely to be weedier than the road car’s 562bhp and 443lb ft. A rollcage is standard, a passenger seat optional.
How much is the McLaren 570S Sprint?
You can pick from any of the same paint colours as the road car, plus more or less any colour you’d like McLaren Special Operations to mix, if you’re happy to pay for it. Opt for standard McLaren Orange and you’re looking at £148,000 for a base-spec 570S Sprint (plus taxes) – not cheap for a trackday plaything, but still around £1.8m less than a P1 GTR…
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The McLaren 570S Sprint makes its public debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Catch it there in the Supercar Paddock, or watch it in action in the video below.