the prestigious Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022, which was held in the middle of last year, had a very important representation of electric cars. One of the most eye-catchers during the event was the McMurtry Spéirling, a tiny car that managed to break the record for climbing the famous hill, taking first place from the Volkswagen ID. R.
with a time of 39.08 seconds, this English mini-batmobile was 0.8 seconds ahead of the German record-breaker. The sports radical weighs just under 1,000 kg, a product of its small dimensions (3.5 meters long and 1.7 meters wide), the size of its batteries (60 kWh) and the extensive use of carbon fiber.
If we add to this an approximate power of 1,000 CV, we have as a result some truly heart-stopping performance, as it is capable of completing 0-60 mph (0-96.6 km/h) in 1.4 seconds, 0-100 km/h in 1.5 secondsthe 0-100 mph (0-160.9 km/h) in 2.6 seconds and the quarter mile in 7.9 seconds.
It is interesting to note that this is a rear wheel drive vehicle with two engines. Our protagonist is also characterized by being able to generate up to 2,000 kg of downforce regardless of the airflow thanks to the use of a fan that “sticks” the car to the asphalt, a novelty that makes it a true track beast. In other words, The McMurtry Spéirling offers the same downforce from a standstill as a Formula 1 car at 250 km/h.
small but bully
What do these stratospheric figures translate into? As a picture is worth a thousand words, on these lines we leave you a video published by supercar blondie in which you can see the McMurtry Spéirling mercilessly humiliate a Ferrar LaFerrarithe latest member of the Italian manufacturer’s flagship hypercar saga.
Launched on the market in 2013, the LaFerrari was the first hybrid from the house of Maranello, as well as the most powerful production Ferrari in history. It combined an atmospheric V12 capable of delivering 800 CV with a 163 CV KERS in the purest Formula 1 style, which gave it a combined power of 963 CV and a 0-100 km/h in 2.8 seconds.
Thomas Yates, CEO of McMurtry Automotive, confirmed at the time his intention to bring the Spéirling into production with a very limited run. “We want to provide something that can be driven around central London and then on the track. It’s never going to be the most comfortable going over speed bumps, but that’s not really the point. The point is, you’ve got this amazing, loud, exciting, really compact electric car that you know is going to be the fastest on any track day you go to.”