New McLaren supercar: yours for a cool £195,000

Posted on 1 Oct 2013 by The Manufacturer

McLaren has revealed its eagerly awaited 12C GT Sprint model, developed and optimised exclusively for the race track, will market at £195,000.

Following its global debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last month, the 12C GT Sprint has been designed and built in consultation with McLaren Automotive, retaining many of the systems from the 12C road car, on which it is based.

An array of enhancements have also been made, including brake steer and the active McLaren Airbrake, while a recalibrated Proactive Chassis Control system enables a GT race mode, available as an individual driver preference.

The car has also been built around the 12C’s 75kg carbon fibre MonoCell chassis, with additional interior items being removed in order to keep weight at a minimum.

McLaren Automotive chief test driver Chris Goodwin, who tested the vehicle at circuits across Europe and the Middle East and through simulators, said: “The 12C GT Sprint has been designed as a true track-focused racer, offering increased levels of downforce, grip and durable track performance.

“Retaining all of the innovative technology and characteristics of the 12C road car such as active aero, Brake Steer and the innovative PCC suspension system, dynamically, the 12C GT Sprint takes things to a new level with the addition of many race track specific features.”

Andrew Kirkaldy, managing director at McLaren GT added: The 12C GT Sprint offers a true insight into GT car levels of performance, in terms of downforce and grip.

“The 12C is one of the most accomplished high performance sportscars ever built, and the enhancements featured on the 12C GT Sprint build on, and optimise, these abilities to create one of the most usable track cars available, with levels of performance that are truly and easily accessible.”