According tomedia reports, McLaren’s fastest ever run has been completed before the speed test, and the new Speedtail proves that its speed can match its extraordinary look and fickle body. The super-run, which promised to achieve speeds of 250mph (about 403km/h) when it was released at the end of 2018, has now been tested and production approved by McLaren.
It is understood that McLaren will only produce 106 Speedtails, the first of which will be delivered to its lucky owners in February 2020. The cars will be hand-assembled at their UK-based car manufacturing facility after complex customization.
For the British company, the car carries a lot of firsts. First, it was the first model to reach speeds of 250 mph, and the Speedtail prototype XP2 was tested more than 30 times during testing at the Johnny Bohmer test site at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. To ensure consistency, the company has conducted the same tests in multiple locations around the world.
It also provides the most powerful power and torque on the McLaren highway. Thanks to the oil-electric mixing system, Speedtail can deliver up to 1055 horsepower and torque up to 848 pound-feet. In response, the carmaker claimed it was enough to accelerate the sports car to 186km/h in 13 seconds.
In terms of hybrids, Speedtail’s batteries are constantly charged while the car is in motion and then delivered to the powertrain when extra acceleration is required. While drivers can’t charge the hybrid, McLaren will offer a wireless charging plate to charge the battery when speedtail is parked in the garage. In this way, it can always maintain the best performance.
Reaching a speed of 250mph requires more than brute force, it also requires a combination of a range of aerodynamics including active and passive aerodynamic bodies, all of which make it the fastest sports car in McLaren’s history.
In addition, the Speedtail’s body is very long: it’s 17 feet (5.2 meters) long, and in fact it’s the most aerodynamically resistant in McLaren’s history. The carmaker also removed the usual side mirrors, replaced them with retractable cameras and installed carbon fiber electrostatic air covers on the front wheels. In addition, flexible carbon fiber, known as the active rear flap, adjusts the air flow encountered by the sports car by hydraulically driven and bent.
Because McLaren will be limited to production and it will sell for nearly $2.3 million, it is unlikely to see many of these super runs in the real world.