According to Khabar Khodro, McLaren’s latest flagship is the
Speedtail which is claimed to be the fastest McLaren ever. And now, it has
proven its mettle after crossing the 400kmph mark in the high-speed testing
conducted in the United States.
The top speed of 403kmph was achieved more than
30 times, claims the British carmaker. On the occasion, the Woking-based
carmaker has also given out official details of the Speedtail’s hybrid
The M840TQ powertrain uses McLaren’s
4.0-litre V8 combined with an electric drive unit, which has a combined output
of 1,035bhp and maximum torque of 1,150Nm. This hybrid powertrain has evolved
from McLaren’s first hybrid hypercar, the P1. The V8 gets a new lightweight
air-intake system, improved cylinder head cooling and revised piston design.
What’s more, the hybrid-GT can hit 300kmph from standstill in mere 12.8 seconds
(the P1 took 16.3 seconds).
The Formula E-derived electric motor
generates more than 230kW.
The Speedtail will have a limited
production run of just 106 models, which incidentally is the same production
number of the iconic McLaren F1. More importantly, all of the
106 units have already been sold at 1.75 million Euros (approx. Rs 14.52 crore)