McLaren Speedtail 1st McLaren Hyper-Car

McLaren Speedtail Profile

McLaren Speedtail Profile

McLaren Automotive recently revealed the stunning new Speedtail…

to future owners and McLaren customers at a private event in London. The McLaren Speedtail is the first Hyper-GT from the British company.

Fast?  The straight-line acceleration of the Speedtail sets a new benchmark for a McLaren, with 0-186mph achieved in just 12.8 seconds and tops out at 250 mph courtesy a gas-electric hybrid powertrain delivering a combined 1,035bhp. McLaren Automotive’s previous Ultimate Series hybrid, the McLaren P1™, could reach this speed in 16.5 seconds.

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren Speedtail

McLaren Speedtail Bespoke P-Zeros

McLaren Speedtail Bespoke P-Zeros

From Mike Flewitt, Chief Executive Officer, McLaren Automotive:

“McLaren has never built a vehicle like the Speedtail before.  As our first ‘Hyper-GT’, the Speedtail is the ultimate McLaren road car; a fusion of art and science that combines an astonishing maximum speed with an iconic central-driving position and a truly pioneering approach to bespoke personalization.  A ground-breaking hybrid powertrain sits within a lightweight carbon fibre body reminiscent of sleek ‘streamliners’ that once set world speed records…”

Door mirrors are notably absent. the McLaren Speedtail instead featuring two discreet, high-definition digital cameras that glide out of the doors when the vehicle ignition is activated. providing a much wider field of view of the road behind.  When Velocity mode is selected, the cameras retract into the doors, reducing drag further still.

McLaren Speedtail Side View Cameras

McLaren Speedtail Side View Cameras

McLaren Speedtail 3-Seats

McLaren Speedtail 3-Seats

McLaren Speedtail Dashboard

McLaren Speedtail Dashboard

Other cool stuff; advanced electrochromic glass darkens top of the windscreen at the touch of a button, removing the need for sunvisors.

Just 106 will be created (106 examples of the McLaren F1 were sold) and all are already reserved, at a price of about $2.5 million plus taxes. 

Deliveries begin in 2020.

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