Text: Marcus De Guzman / Photos: McLaren | posted June 23, 2016 10:26
McLaren's latest Sport Series is the 570S Sprint
McLaren has officially broadened its Sports Series lineup after the automaker recently revealed the 570S Sprint ahead of its scheduled debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed. Billed by the company as their most track-tailored model to date, it was purpose-built for drivers that want to take it on the track and not be restricted from any racing regulations.
Like all 570S models, it gets the same 'shrink-wrapped' design from its siblings, the 570S and 570S GT4. Up front, it gets the unique bumper which 'pierces' the air in front of it. This allows the car to separate the airflow above and below the 570S Sprint. Also carried over from standard models is the signature 'floating door' design that also house the side air intakes for the mid-mounted V8.
New to the 570S Sprint however, are the new lightweight components that reduce curb weight and further improve aerodynamics. These include the carbon fiber fixed rear wing, front lip spoiler, side skirts and magnesium alloy wheels wrapped in Pirelli racing slicks.
Inside the 570S Sprint, McLaren said it gets an array of FIA-approved equipment like the rollcage and driver's seat. It can even be specified to come with a passenger seat. Moreover, the new track-ready car will also have a fire extinguisher and 6-point safety racing harness.
Powering the 570S Sprint is the same twin-turbo 3.8-liter M838TE V8 that is mated to a 7-speed sequential shift gearbox (SSG). It cranks out 570 PS at 7,400 rpm along with a healthy torque pull of 600 Nm available between 5,000 – 6,500 rpm. Apart from the turbocharged powertrain, the engine also benefits from improved cooling by way of a GT3-inspired high temperature radiator and aggressive front splitter.
Even though the car itself was not homologated for any race series, McLaren did say it can be upgraded to GT4 specifications as it was developed alongside the 570S GT4.
It will be finished in McLaren Orange as standard but can be specified in other paint finishes available from the Sports Series linup. Liveries from McLaren Special Operations (MSO) can be had as well.
Deliveries of the McLaren 570S Sprint will begin in 2017.