It is now official! After extreme testings – more than 30 times during tests at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center, Florida, USA – the Speedtail is now the fastest McLaren out there. The supercar achieved a top speed of 403km/h (250mph)!
The Speedtail is powered by a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain that delivers a total of 1,055 horsepower and 848 pound-feet of torque. The car goes from 0 to 300km/h (0-186mph) in less than 13 seconds and delivers a power-to-weight ratio of 5.2kW/kg. The Speedtail will be limited to only 106 units and will go on sale in February 2020.
“It’s fitting that the Speedtail’s high-speed test programme concluded with multiple maximum-speed runs at a location strongly associated with pushing the boundaries of extreme performance and engineering excellence,” commented McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt. “The Speedtail is a truly extraordinary car that epitomises McLaren’s pioneering spirit and perfectly illustrates our determination to continue to set new benchmarks for supercar and hypercar performance.”