The Goodwood Festival of Speed is turning out as a regale for McLaren fans – just look at the other entry, the spectacular P1 LM. And McLaren itself is delivering the most track-ready toy in the entire McLaren Sport Series lineup.
We’re talking of course about the 570S Sprint, which has just been revealed online ahead of the public debut taking place at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. The teasers did justice to the model, allowing us to understand this is a track-oriented entry in the Sport Series. And since the Sprint has nothing to do with any of the regular racing series – hence it doesn’t obey their rules – McLaren had the chance to play around with the 570S as it pleased. The result is a model employing the same carbon-fiber composite tub as the rest of the models in the McLaren Sports Series – 540C, 570S, 570GT – alongside the 3.8-liter biturbo V8 engine and seven-speed dual-clutch auto gearbox. But McLaren claims the 570S Sprint comes with “optimized” power and torque figures, as well as louder engine levels, though the company remained mysterious and stopped short of delivering the actual numbers.
Other tweaks include personalized aerodynamics, such as a new nose with a functional splitter and dive planes, as well as a fixed carbon-fiber rear wing, providing more downforce to the Sprint than any other model in the series. We also noticed the center-lock magnesium wheels shod in Pirelli racing slicks, while McLaren also says there’s race-spec 0W-40 oil, and a race-ready air jack system as an option. Inside the cabin has been stripped of unnecessary amenities, while a roll cage and fire extinguisher have been fitted. There’s an optional passenger seat and the driver gets fixed carbon-fiber back and six-point harness. Prices for the McLaren 570S Sprint go from £148,000 ($218,000) before any options or taxes are factored in.