This tiny electric machine broke the record for climbing at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this weekend. The news and the terrifying video.
“Woooooooooo”. The crowd of purists massed this Saturday along the Goodwood hill climb was blown away by the lightning passage of the McMurtry Spéirling. This strange electric prototype, driven by Max Chilton, set the fastest time ever at the Festival of Speed this weekend. In 39.08 secondsthe machine dethroned the Volkswagen ID.R driven by Romain Dumas, but also the McLaren MP4-13 Formula 1 de Nick Heidfeldlong time record holder.
The Spéirling was designed by the McMurtry design office, founded in 2016 by Sir David McMurtry. The man made his fortune in the design and sale of metrology instruments for industry. And at 82, he still has teasing cravings. Witness this hypercar project presented twelve months ago at the same event.
The small machine (3.20 m long, 1.50 m wide) announces 1,000 horsepower and a 0 to 300 km/h in 9 seconds. Other feature: the use of two giant fans placed under the carbon monocoque, pressing the vehicle to the ground in a curve. The device – inspired by the Brabham BT46B de 1978 – generates up to 2 tons of support and 120 dB.
Technical sheet :
- Power: 1,000 hp
- Dimensions : 3,20×1,50×1,05
- Weight: less than 1000 kg
- Battery: 60 kWh
- Autonomy: 350 km (WLTP)
Speirling means storm in Irish Gaelic.
After watching the video, this name seems relevant to us.
Photo : ElectricMania / Wikimedia Commons / CC-BY-SA-4.0
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