For those unfamiliar with the Speedtail, it is the latest addition to McLaren’s flagship Ultimate Series range of cars. It’s been described by the company as the true successor to the F1, due mostly to its three-seat layout, but also because it’s been designed to be the ultimate grand tourer rather than a pure track machine, just like the F1.
McLaren is yet to reveal full details on the powertrain but we know it is a hybrid setup likely utilizing a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 as its internal-combustion component. Peak output is 1,055 horsepower and 848 pound-feet of torque and drive is to the rear wheels only.
The Speedtail isn’t a plug-in hybrid. Instead, the battery is kept charged by the engine. There will also be a method for wireless charging when the car is parked in a garage for long periods, McLaren said. The automaker didn’t state whether an electric range will be possible.
Top speed for the Speedtail is 250 mph. Such a speed makes the Speedtail the first McLaren road car to exceed the F1’s 240.1 mph recorded top speed, though to reach it, Speedtail owners will have to engage a Velocity mode which lowers the ride height by 1.4 inches and retracts the side mirror-replacing cameras to make things as streamlined as possible.
The Speedtail’s production run will be limited to 106 cars and each will cost its owner at least $2.25 million each. Why 106? Because the number matches the original run of McLaren F1s, and yes, all have been sold.
Note, McLaren has already revealed another addition Ultimate Series. It’s a speedster called the Elva and it’s also due to start deliveries in 2020.
Source: Motor Authority