Racing-spec coupe is the ultimate lightweight track-day toy.
AsMcLaren prepares to roll into Pebble Beach, it will be arriving with anewly-announced trick up its sleeve. The McLaren 650S Sprint from the company'sin-house GT division is a track-only lightweight version of the 650S coupe,replacing the 12C Sprint. Recognized by its white body and black and orangefinishes, the Sprint gets improved cooling for its 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8engine, which, along with the transmission, has been recalibrated for improved racingabilities.
The 650S Sprint also receives new Pirelli racing tires and 19-inchcenter-lock wheels, riding on a retuned suspension and fitted with upgradedbrakes. A quick-fill fuel tank cap and larger radiator join an on-board airjack system and fire suppression system. A stripped-down cabin and roll cage,new racing seats and harnesses tell the driver exactly what this car is meant for. The lucky few who will get to enjoy this as their new weekend toy will be askedto part with £198,000 (UK pricing) for the guilty pleasure.