McLaren isn't exactly the most plebeian brand to begin with, so it makes sense for the company to take advantage of the lavish parties and wealthy folks descending on California for the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. In addition to the insane P1 GTR, McLaren is showing off the track-focused 650S Sprint here in Monterey.

This new 650S it takes the place of the 12C Sprint in the brand's lineup, and should be the fastest 650S short of the GT3 racer. The thing is, the Sprint isn't technically a homologated racer, but it makes a great toy to show off at track days.

For the Sprint, the 3.8-liter twin-turbo V8 stays put, but McLaren optimizes the 650S' body for more downforce and better engine cooling. It also packs all sorts of track goodies like a competition fuel tank, larger radiator, racing-tuned suspension and 19-inch center-lock wheels. It also has all of the safety necessities for a day of doing laps like a roll cage, fire suppression and racing buckets. Of course, you might have known about all of that already, since the British brand revealed the Sprint just a few days ago, but you can check it live our gallery from Monterey.


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      John Carter
      • 4 Months Ago

      I work near the largest McLaren dealer in the country in West Chester, PA and we use their body shop- they had two of these a few months ago already in the showroom for two customers who apparently each already had a 12C and had a P1 on order- they looked great in person. I've clearly taken the wrong direction with my life. :-p I'm wondering how that happened, since they apparently only recently even announced its existence? They were definitely 650S models, and had all the safety gear for racing.