The McLaren Speedtail has finished testing and customers will start getting their cars from February 2020. How fast did it go? A very decent 403 kph!
You may be wondering where a vehicle can safely drive at speeds of 403 kph, but McLaren found the perfect location at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, United States of America. Nothing quite like a wide and very long runway designed for jets and spacecraft to test your high-performance new offering! McLaren's chief test driver Kenny Brack took the new Speedtail up to 403 kph at least 30 times.
There'll be 106 units hand-built by McLaren and the first deliveries will commence in February 2020. The 3-seater McLaren Speedtail is powered by a petrol-electric hybrid 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 motor producing 787 kW and 1 150 Nm, making it the most powerful road car made by McLaren. The acceleration figures are insane, with 0-300 kph achieved in less than 13 seconds.
“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.”