When the McMurtry Spéirling burst onto the automotive scene, it made immediate waves for a number of reasons. The Spéirling is the first fan car to be seen in a number of years, and it improved on the technology by light years when compared to anything even remotely similar. It was a purpose-built all-electric racecar and only had room for one behind a central steering wheel. It was small too with an amazing body shape that was instantly referred to as a mini Batmobile. The fact that it absolutely shattered the hillclimb record at Goodwood Festival of Speed during its first public outing was the proverbial cherry on top. Since then the car has been on every major automotive YouTube channel out there and racked up rave reviews. When Carwow’s Mat Watson had the car for an episode, he got to test it at full power and while filming the performance he accidentally set a new World Record on the quarter mile for a road-legal car with a trap time of a mad 7.97 seconds. To say it got the automotive world’s attention is a bit of an understatement. Soon those with the means were patiently waiting to find out if they could but get one of their own to terrorise hypercars at track days. Jump back a few months ago and the British automaker announced the plans for a commercially available version called the McMurtry Spéirling PURE and showed off an example in the same spec customers would receive it. Since Goodwood, the car features an all-new fan system with a 15 % increase in fan efficiency, a 14 % weight saving and significantly enhanced tolerance to flow variation, an updated skirt design that’s 15 % lighter, a new E-axle, a 0.5 % improvement in gearbox efficiency, a new battery with improved thermal management and lighter weight, a revised chassis saving 4 % of the overall weight, revised wheel arch and underbody aerodynamics, a new electrical architecture saving 35 % on wiring loom mass, wider 18-inch tyres that are 2 % lighter up front and 12 % at the rear, re-engineered suspension and bodywork, a revised pedal box that saves 17 % mass and has the addition of optional ABS, a 2.5 % reduction in brake system assembly mass and a lightened power steering unit saving 20% mass.
Take a look at the YouTube video that gives us an in-depth look at the technological marvel that is the McMurtry Spéirling PURE, one of the fastest cars on the planet that you can buy and plug in. The commercially-available version of the car that obliterated the Goodwood Festival of Speed looks to be just as amazing: NEW McMurtry Spéirling Pure – World's Fastest Car! | Top Gear