When we first saw the McMurtry Spéirling it was just before the Goodwood Festival of Speed and the McMurtry Automotive crew announced they would attempt the race record, and a few days later said record was shattered rather convincingly. It was the first fan car to be seen in competition for decades, and while many of the car’s specs were rattled off, everyone wanted to know more about the car. All we really found out was that the car was limited to 150 mph, was powered by a pair of electric motors, has 1 000 hp, it generates 2 000 kg of downforce from a standstill and can hit 100 km/h in just 1.4-seconds. That and the fact that it’s full carbon fibre, seats one and is likely one of the coolest looking cars we’ve seen in years. The car seen in competition at FoS was the development car made for track, but the street-legal version will be in production soon and it looks identical to what you see here, but we’re guessing power will be limited because after watching this video we now know how ridiculously fast it is and in amateur hands it will get ugly. Luckily we also expect it to be rather pricey so that should limit who has access to one.
Take a look at the YouTube video that we think is the best one Mat Watson has ever presented. Not only does he explain everything we ever wanted to know about the car, but he pilots it to a new World Record that's going to be hard to beat: I broke the 1/4-mile world record in this new HYPERCAR! | carwow
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