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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.

The McMurtry Spéirling PURE will still have the same pair of electric motors making 1,000 hp and that fan system that generates 2,000 kg of downforce and it can shatter your insides with a 1.4-second 0-100 km/h run. In this video we see Top Gear Magazine’s Jack Rix getting up close and personal with the Spéirling PURE. He does the typical Top Gear in-depth inspection of the little electric car and he has ex-Formula 1 driver and McMurtry Development Driver Max Chilton on hand to explain all the ins and outs of the car and its systems as well as the differences between the PURE and the race version from Goodwood. In and amongst all the technical stuff, the pair also have a chat about that record-breaking run up the famed hill. When we were first informed about the commercially available version of the Spéirling, estimates at the time were that it would retail for around £820,000 + taxes, but according to this video the car will be available for £984,000, or in the region of R22,800,000. Thomas Yates, Spéirling Automotive's founding director says of the PURE: “The Spéirling PURE will herald a new era on the track. The sound, grip, acceleration, aesthetics and technology of this car are distinct. Witnessing the car as a spectator or from the cockpit offers a rare and exhilarating experience. With pre-orders from around the globe, I can’t wait for fan cars at the racetrack to become a new normality.” Spéirling development driver Max Chilton comments: “Proving the Spéirling’s advantage via the outright hillclimb record at Goodwood was a proud life achievement. Since then, it’s been rewarding to see what customers can achieve in the driving seat too.  It’s hugely satisfying to be part of the company that is bringing this game-changing technology to driving enthusiasts”.

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

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