The goal of the McLaren Speedtail is to reach 403 km/h. therefore, the aesthetic criteria has not had its word to say.
Here is the true descendant of the McLaren F1 of the 90’s. Its design so special is dedicated to the performance. With 1 050 hp under the hood, this Speedtail between in the small closed circle of the car able to exceed 400 km/h !
With a power of 1 050 hp, a top speed of 403 km/h and a 0 to 300 km/h shot down in the 12.8 s, here is the McLaren which will put everyone in agreement… at least from technical point of view, because the design is quite particular.
Front wheel keeled, pointed snout, door-to-fake-back ” generous “, the absence of the rear wing, this ” hyper GT “ – like the names the constructor, seems to have been designed to break records of sobriety. No wonder finally, since it is the aerodynamics that has dictated the lines of the Speedtail. It is also the reason for its length, which reaches 5,13 m…
The back part is very long as well as the interior in the shape of a drop of water allow to reduce the maximum drag. The caches of the front wheels limit the turbulence to the outside for a better channel. In addition, it is equipped with cameras that fold (smaller mirrors classic) by way of mirrors and fins, rear assets.
“With a maximum speed of 403 km/h, the McLaren Speedtail enters the very closed circle of cars are able to cross the 400 km/h“
The carbon is still ubiquitous in McLaren. This Speedtail is no exception to the rule with a monohull, entirely in carbon fiber, as the “hubcaps” of the front wheels, and all of the body panels. The manufacturer goes a step further by using thin fibers, with a thickness of only 30 microns and positioned at an angle of 45°. A technology unique in the automotive world. This micro-fiber is used, for example, the gearshift paddles.
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The active suspensions are made of aluminum, and the brakes are logically in carbon/ceramic. The weight is always an obsession at McLaren, so this Speedtail weighs only 1 430 kg dry weight.
With a maximum speed of 403 km/h, the McLaren Speedtail enters the very closed circle of cars are able to cross the 400 km/h (Bugatti Chiron with 420 km/h, Koenigsegg Agera RS, with 447 km/h). It is also the record of the P1 in acceleration as it reaches 300 km/h in 12.8 s and 16.5 s for the old supercar hybrid.
To reach this speed, the Velocity mode needs to be activated. It optimizes the powertrain adapts the angle of the fins back, retracts the camera of rear view and lowers the ground clearance by 35 mm. In this case, the height of the car shall not exceed 1.12 m !
In chapter mechanical, McLaren is being tight-lipped. However, the Speedtail should definitely pick up the V8 4.0 biturbo Senna which an electric motor is added. But, we lack the power of the latter as well as the couple accumulated developed… information that will surely be revealed in an upcoming episode.
As the first McLaren road, the F1 released in 1993, the Speedtail can accomodate three people. The driver is placed at the center of the cabin. It has a bucket seat, of course in carbon fiber and made to measure. The two passenger seats also use this material. The inside of the Speedtail gives the feeling of being in a glass until the glass spaces are generous. However, all the windows are electrochromic, to be able to tint and to avoid the effect
“greenhouse “. Thanks to this technology, the windshield is going to sun visor.
The dashboard is futuristic, with no less than five screens. The two are placed at the ends to broadcast the camera images rear view, the center serves as a dashboard and the other two allow you to navigate the various menus of the infotainment system (navigation, air-conditioning, etc.). Through the department MSO (McLaren Special Operations), customers have the ability to customize to wish their Speedtail.
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Like the McLaren F1, the Speedtail will be produced at 106 copies and the production will begin at the end of the year 2019. Its selling price is
1 750 000 Pounds, excluding taxes, is close to 2 400 000 € TTC.