In the world of track-tuned sports cars, you have a lot to choose from. Do you hoon in a Dodge Viper ACR, a Porsche Cayman GT4, a Porsche GT3 RS, or your high school buddy’s sweet Honda Civic hatch with the “track setup”? And then you have McLaren’s latest offering—the new 570S Sprint.
First of all, it looks simply fantastic, if I do say so myself. McLaren says that it’s the most (also the only) track-focused car in its Sports Series. The automaker graced it with a GT3-inspired radiator, a more ankle-biting front splitter, a big rear wing you could serve dinner on, and other racing goodies you’re used to seeing on these cars.
Coming standard with the Sprint are also magnesium center-lock rims wrapped with super sticky Pirelli racing slicks. Inside, it’s stripped out and rollcaged out, with a six-point racing harness fitted to the seats. You also get a fire extinguisher, just like a real race car!
And just like a real race car, the Sprint is not street legal, which means that the only place you and anybody else you know will be able to enjoy this beauty is on a racetrack.
However, don’t think that you’ll be able to enter any race series with the Sprint, because according to McLaren, it’s not “homologated for any race series.” You can upgrade it further with a GT4 compliance pack, which will give the Sprint all the items needs for it to meet the FIA GT4 standards. So there’s that.
McLaren hasn’t released any power figures yet, but expect Sprint pricing to start at £148,000, or around $218,000 in U.S dollars. You can catch its debut at the 2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed.
And here’s a video of the 570S Sprint doing fast things around a track.