McLaren Speedtail 1st McLaren Hyper-Car
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.
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.
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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