Video: a closer look at the McMurtry Spéirling, a £984k mini-Batmobile
Last seen setting outright records at Goodwood, meet the production version of McMurtry's fully-electric spaceship
Looks like a miniature Batmobile, sounds like a TIE fighter from Star Wars, goes like the absolute clappers. The McMurtry Spéirling – last seen kicking up dust and shredding hillclimb records at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – has been tinkered with and is now available to buy for a cool £984k.
The new Spéirling Pure comes with all the goodies Max Chilton deployed at Goodwood. That means a twin-electric-motor setup powered by a 60kWh battery system deploying 745kW of electrons (or a nice, round 1,000bhp) on the rear axle.
Together with a “patented downforce on demand system” and a scarcely believable kerbweight of under 1,000kg, this thing is capable of serious numbers. Not just 190mph flat out, but also 3G through the corners and the ability to lap Silverstone 10 times at proper flat-out pace, then recharge in 20 minutes to do it all over again.
Top Gear magazine’s Jack Rix reveals all the details and catches up with ex-F1 and McMurtry development driver Max Chilton on his insane Goodwood Hillclimb record run.
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