A Road Version of the Record-Setting McMurtry Spéirling Is In the Works
A fan car like no other
Late last month, a fan car developed by McMurtry Automotive set a new record at the Goodwood hill climb. Driven by Max Chilton, the Spéirling completed the climb in 39.08 seconds. As McMurtry noted, this was also a landmark occasion for fan cars, with the Spéirling being the first fan car to take part in “officially sanctioned motorsport since the 1978 Swedish Grand Prix.”
If you happened to watch the record be broken — either live or after the fact — you may well have been taken by the performance of the vehicle. You may have even wondered about what it might take to own one yourself, or something close to it. If that’s the case for you, a new article at Autoblog has good news — apparently a road version is now in the works.
Thomas Yates, the managing director of McMurtry Automotive, made the comments in a recent interview with Autocar. “We want to provide something that you can drive through the center of London, and then take onto a track,” said Yates. He added that the company has “a fully working proptype that is utterly amazing, but we are still writing the scope of what tweaks we need to make” for a version that’s street-legal.
Yates also stressed that the street legal version of the Spéirling would be environmentally friendly. “It is also future proof, with no emissions and emits only the stuff that was on the floor before you got there,” he told Autocar.
The price, Yates said, will be somewhere in the seven-figure range. As for a release date, that remains to be seen.
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