the fastest mclaren to date. [ mclaren speedtail ]
the speedtail is mclaren’s first ever hyper-gt. a car that may not be, if not street legal, being able to find a street that’s as flat as the race track. it’s their most aerodynamically efficient car ever. and the fastest mclaren to date.
the iconic three seat configuration puts the driver center-stage. and unlike regular cars, the controls to start the engine, turn on the active dynamics panel and engage velocity mode -– as well as those to open the windows and doors -– are placed in carbon-fiber panels above the driver’s head. like a fighter jet!
[ vitals ]
> 0-60mph in 2.6 seconds / 0-186mph in 12.8 seconds / top speed 250mph
> 4.0 liter v-8 / 1,035 horsepower gas/electric hybrid
> a velocity mode that lowers the car by 1.4 inches / when this happens the highest point of the vehicle is only 3.7 feet from the road surface
> fender cameras that act as side mirrors retreat into the body when in velocity mode
> a lot of extra light titanium deposition carbon fiber / carbon-ceramic brakes / aluminum suspension
> $ 2.24 million usd / just 106 speedtails will be made / all already sold before unveiled to the public