14 things you should know about McLaren’s new Speedtail

McLaren has unveiled its fastest car yet, the Speedtail, capable of reaching 403km/h and features a centrally-located seat a la McLaren F1.

Here are 14 things you should know about the new hypercar: 

1. McLaren’s first ‘Hyper-GT’ and the ultimate McLaren road car; harmonises sleek and seamless beauty with pioneering technologies and extreme performance

2. A car like no other: only 106 will be produced, all of which are already reserved at a price from £1.75-million plus taxes.

3. Carbon fibre McLaren Monocage body structure unique to the Speedtail envelops McLaren F1-inspired central driving position and two additional passenger seats.

4. Teardrop-shaped cockpit and dramatically elongated, aerodynamically optimised, 5.2m carbon fibre body key to Speedtail being the most aero-drag efficient McLaren road car.

4. The fastest McLaren ever built, capable of 403km/h.

5. Pioneering petrol-electric hybrid powertrain delivers a combined 772kW for acceleration of 0-300km/h in 12.8 seconds.

6. Unique Velocity mode optimises the powertrain and active aerodynamics to achieve maximum speed and can also lower the Speedtail by 35mm.

7. Bespoke P-Zero tyre developed with McLaren technology partner, Pirelli.

8. Carbon fibre, front-wheel static aero-covers; retractable digital rear-view cameras in lieu of mirrors; and patented active rear ailerons all contribute to aerodynamic excellence.

9. Double-skinned, power-operated dihedral doors with single-piece ‘wrap over’ lightweight glazing.

10. Interior design and specification realises a new level of technical luxury.

11. Advanced electrochromic glass darkens the top of the windscreen at the touch of a button, removing the need for sun visors.

12. Introduces a new standard of bespoke customisation, including interwoven carbon titanium deposition materials and digitally embossed, full-aniline and lightweight leathers.

13. First of 18 new cars or derivatives to be announced under the Track25 business plan.

14. McLaren Speedtail recently revealed to future owners and McLaren customers at a private event in London

Article sourced from Wheels24

Photo credit- McLaren Automotive

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