• McLaren Speedtail revealed to the world

McLaren Speedtail Revealed to the World

The Speedtail, McLaren’s first ‘Hyper-GT’ and the ultimate McLaren road car, is the fastest McLaren ever built and capable of 250 mph (403 km/h).

Avatar By: Wheels.ca November 5, 2018

The next chapter in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, the Speedtail is the first Hyper-GT from the British company recognized for producing luxury sportscars and supercars that deliver extraordinary driving experiences.

The Speedtail can achieve the highest maximum speed of any McLaren to date, reaching 250 mph, yet will also deliver an unprecedented blend of contemporary craftsmanship, materials innovation and bespoke personalization.

Just 106 will be created and all are already reserved, at a price of £1.75 million plus taxes.

The teardrop-shaped cockpit and aerodynamically optimized body are the foundation for the exceptional aerodynamic drag efficiency, with innovative features such as carbon fibre front-wheel static aero covers, retractable digital rear-view cameras (in lieu of mirrors) and patented active rear ailerons furthering contributing to the ultra-low drag achieved.

The Speedtail model is built around a bespoke McLaren Monocage carbon fibre structure and benefits from lightweight engineering throughout, including an all-carbon fibre body, aluminum active suspension and carbon ceramic brakes.

McLaren Speedtail Revealed to the World

The powertrain is a pioneering gasoline-electric hybrid developing a combined 1,035 hp to support the extraordinary performance.

A speed of 250 mph is achieved in a unique Velocity mode, which has been developed specifically for the Speedtail. Velocity mode optimizes the hybrid powertrain for high-speed running while also tailoring the angle of the active rear ailerons.

Additionally, the digital rear-view cameras can be retracted to further improve drag.

Furthermore, the Velocity Active Chassis Control can lower the Speedtail by 1.4-in, leaving the highest point of the vehicle just 3.7-ft (1,120 mm) from the road surface.

The straight-line acceleration of the Speedtail sets a new benchmark for a McLaren, with 0-186 mph achieved in just 12.8 seconds.

McLaren Speedtail Revealed to the World

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