This EV Does 0-60 In 1.5 Seconds

Thu 23rd Jun 2022

It could be the ultimate supercar, it claims to be quicker than the Bugatti Chiron, and it is built in Britain, what’s not to love about the McMurty Spéirling?

The single-seat pure electric, which looks like a cross between Lightning McQueen and the Batmobile is making an appearance at the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed, and is aiming to smash the famous hill climb record.

Developed by former F1 driver Max Chilton, the Spéirling comes with a power-to-weight ratio of 1,000 bhp/tonne with a weight of under 1,000 kilograms and with twin fans pulling air from under the car has off-the-scale downforce, more than an F1 car at top speed.

Fan cars are almost a relic in motorsport, with Niki Lauda’s 1978 Swedish Formula One Grand Prix the last time anyone took the concept seriously. But with a road car in the offing, the McMurty team, owned by Sir David McMurty, one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs is confident of breaking the hill record previously set by the Volkswagen ID.R.

“Having previously enjoyed demonstration runs in an F1 car at Goodwood Festival of Speed, this year, I’m looking forward to making my competitive hillclimb debut,” said Chilton who will be driving the car for three days at the festival which takes place over the next four days. “The challenge now is to translate confidence and speed from testing on conventional circuits onto Goodwood’s tight, undulating hillclimb course. We will have limited practice runs and an audience of hundreds of thousands, so it’s a demanding yet great opportunity to show the current pace of this car on the world stage. ”

“The largely constant downforce is an innovative feature to exploit as a driver.  It’s very different  compared to what I’m used to driving in F1 and IndyCar, and testing this year has required me to adapt my driving style to maximise performance.”