McMurtry’s Bonkers Spéirling EV Is Getting A (Very Limited) Production Run
The single-seater track-only release produces 745 kW, belying its diminutive proportions.
With the appearance of a compressed Batmobile and radical performance, the single-seater McMurtry Spéirling prototype caused a stir—and broke a record on the hill run—at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
Now the all-electric British marque has released an upgraded version to the public. The Spéirling Pure is equipped with the same twin-electric-motor setup powered by a 60kWh battery system as the prototype—that’s a not-unimpressive 745kW delivered to the rear axle. Like the prototype, the newcomer has a boastful kerb weight of just under 1000kg and, according to McMurtry, is capable of over 300km/h.
The track-only production model also makes several improvements on the prototype. An upgraded skirted fan system is 15 percent more efficient and 14 percent lighter and the new battery and its casing weigh less, as does a revised chassis. Wider tyres provide a better grip, while the aforementioned electric fan system essential glues the car to the track, generating almost 2000kg of downforce. It’s also 25cm longer than the prototype, and, despite its relatively diminutive proportions, can seat someone up to 6’7”.
These adjustments mean the production car will be even faster than the record-breaking prototype, making it a mean addition to the track.
Naturally, those specs come at a price — the McMurtry Spéirling Pure is limited to 100 examples and is priced at approx. $1.5 million (plus ORC).
Approx. $1.5 million (plus ORC); mcmurtry.com
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