McLaren introduced the fastest hypercar in its historyOctober 26, 2018
McLaren Speedtail received a carbon body, a 1050-hp hybrid installation, sliding cameras instead of exterior mirrors and gold emblems. The cost of the successor to the legendary F1 model exceeded two million dollars
McLaren has officially unveiled the fastest road hypercar in its history – Speedtail. The novelty became the ideological successor to the legendary F1 model, which from 1993 to 2005 was considered the fastest production car in the world.
The hypercar is built around an ultralight “unique” carbon fiber monocoque, thanks to which the car weighs only 1,430 kilograms. The length of the car is 5137 mm, which is 549 mm longer than the previous P1 super hybrid. For the sake of improving aerodynamic performance, instead of traditional exterior mirrors, they decided to use special cameras, the image of which is displayed on the cabin monitors at the bottom of the front pillars. Speedtail also received electrochromic glasses – the system is able to independently select the optimal level of light entering the cabin.
McLaren Speedtail has equipped a gasoline-electric hybrid power plant, the technical details of which are not yet called. According to unofficial data, it was created on the basis of a four-liter twin-tube V8 engine, working together with two electric motors. The total return of units amounted to 1050 horsepower. Traction is transmitted to the rear wheels.
Control electronics allows you to choose one of several driving modes, the most extreme of which is called “Velocity”. In this case, the adaptive suspension reduces ground clearance by 35 mm, and the external chambers are retracted in the door, which reduces the resistance to air flow.
McLaren Speedtail can accelerate from a standstill to 300 km / h in 12.8 seconds, which is 2.7 seconds faster than McLaren P1 and 0.3 seconds. – Bugatti Chiron. According to preliminary data, the maximum speed of the car was 391 km per hour.
Like the McLaren F1, the new hypercar got a triple cabin, where the driver’s seat is located in the center, and two passenger seats are on the sides behind the pilot’s shoulders. The novelty has small compartments for luggage – in the front and in the tail of the car.
Two emblems for the front and rear of the car will be made of 18-carat white gold by the Birmingham jewelry firm Vaughtons. In addition, in logos, the weight of which will be about 100 grams, use carbon fiber inserts. For an additional fee, car buyers offers to make an emblem of platinum.
In total, the British company will produce 106 such cars, the cost of each of which will be about $ 2.3 million. At the moment, all hypercars are already sold. The first customers will receive their cars no earlier than the beginning of 2020.
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