It’s official, the McLaren Speedtail is the world’s first Hyper-GT, complete with a top speed of 250mph, thanks to new hybrid powertrain. The hypercar’s petrol-electric powertrain generates a combined 1,036-horsepower, good for a 0-186mph time of a mere 12.8 seconds, which makes it 0.3 seconds faster than the Bugatti Chiron (13.1 seconds). One caveat: all 106 examples have been sold, with prices starting at £1.75million plus taxes and the first customer deliveries are expected to start in 2020. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
“Every body panel on the McLaren Speedtail is made out of carbon fiber, designed to reduce drag. A pair of retractable digital rear-view cameras further aid the aerodynamic performance while a pair of static front wheel covers reduce the turbulence around the arches and allow the Speetail to reach 250mph. The cabin’s three-seat layout features a custom carbon-fiber driver’s seat, flanked by two passenger seats that are integral to the monocoque chassis,” according to Car Scoops.