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McLaren 650S Sprint to debut at Pebble Beach

McLaren has revealed plans to debut a new 650S Sprint special edition at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance event later this month, showcasing a stripped out, track-only specification.

McLaren 650S Sprint

Based on the 650S, the Sprint features a number of racy highlights. It’s all inspired by the 650S GT3 race car and has been prepared to manage lots of track driving.

There’s a unique body and aero enhancements, such as a large rear wing, a special bonnet with vents, new air intakes to aid cooling, and a racing carbon fibre splitter at the front with matching side skirts.

In keeping with the race-ready character, there’s an in-built air-jack system, 19-inch centre-lock racing wheels, and a full FIA-approved roll cage and an integrated fire extinguisher system. Most of the interior is stripped out, leaving a pair of carbon fibre bucket seats and six-point harnesses.

McLaren hasn’t revealed engine specifications, however, the company says it will come with a unique engine and transmission calibration to enhance on-track performance. The standard 650S uses a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8, producing 478kW.

It will make its public debut at the prestigious event, starting August 17.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.