2013 McLaren MP4-12C GT Sprint
- One of only 14 such examples built by McLaren
- Presented in the original, extremely rare 12C GT Sprint configuration
- Offered from the first owner, Dragon Racing International
- Fully maintained by Dragon Racing and ready to return to the track
- Offered with a complimentary test day at the Dubai Autodrome
It was during a conversation at the Nürburgring in September 2012, following the success of the roadgoing McLaren MP4-12C the year prior, that Leon Price, owner of Dragon Racing International, broached the topic of a GT Sprint car to Martin Whitmarsh and Dave Ryan. The idea was to create a vehicle built to rival the successful Ferrari Challenge cars—a McLaren MP4-12C in a lightweight track form. Following a winter of testing at Parcmotor Castelloli, and warm-weather testing in Bahrain, McLaren announced the MP4-12C GT Sprint in early 2013.
Aimed directly at serious gentleman racers and track-day drivers, this fast and well-mannered track car was developed exclusively by the McLaren GT squad responsible for the 12C and 650S GT3 cars. Sitting squarely between the road-going 12C and the racing 12C GT3, the GT Sprint is a healthy mix of both vehicles. The roadgoing 3.8-liter M838T V-8 engine was retained alongside the carbon MonoCell chassis and the ProActive Chassis Control system—albeit with settings recalibrated for racing. Inside, the Sprint is equipped with a full roll cage and GT3 digital instrument display, as well as carbon-fiber racing seats equipped with six-point harnesses. Though non-essential items have been removed, the driver is kept comfortable with a lightweight air-conditioning system.
One of only 14 GT Sprints ever produced, and one of six acquired by Dragon Racing, chassis 007 is one of the fortunate few to remain in its original specification. Presented in McLaren Yellow, the GT Sprint has been well maintained by Dragon Racing since new and now shows just over 10,000 km. Offered prepared and ready for the next owner to take to the track, this McLaren MP4-12C GT Sprint is ideal for a track-day racer looking to take their performance to the next level. Furthermore, the sale includes a complimentary test day courtesy of Dragon Racing at their headquarters at the Dubai Autodrome.