Mclaren is known for making one of the best supercars on the planet. Their cars like the 720s usually approach hypercar levels of performance while still being in the same price range as other supercars on the market. Mclaren's presence was only in F1 racing until they decided to make road cars in the 90s. They shook the world with their first car, the McLaren F1 that was the level of the engineering expertise they possessed and still do. After almost a 2 decade hiatus, McLaren got back into the business of making supercars. Their twin-turbo V8 engine layout has become one of the defining features of their identity. They have two series of cars under their name, the sports series comprises of base-level supercars(according to McLaren) the super series comprises of the ultimate supercar that McLaren can make for the road and then there is the ultimate series which started with the legendary P1, then the Senna and the future ultimate series car was unveiled last year, the McLaren Speedtail. Mclaren likes to call it the successor to the legendary McLaren F1. It features a three seating layout just like the F1 and is the first McLaren that passes the 400kmph mark, so it's the new fastest McLaren. The engine of the car is a 4.0 Litre Twin-turbo V8 engine that has been complemented by an electric battery which puts out the total engine output of 1036 horsepower. It has a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission, which shifts as fast as lightning hits. The aerodynamics of this car is the most clever aerodynamic system I have seen in any other car. Instead of having a full retractable rear wing system, McLaren has developed a new technology, they have developed ailerons on the rear of the car, they can change their shape depending upon the force of the wind and the mode you are in. This technology has been derived from aircraft. One particular thing that most people will notice at first glance of this car is that it has no side-view mirrors, how's the driver supposed to drive on the road without side mirrors? Well, for aerodynamic reasons, or to simply make the car more aerodynamic, Mclaren has integrated retractable side cameras on both the doors, which act as the side view mirrors for the car. According to McLaren removing the conventional side view, mirrors contribute significantly to reducing the aerodynamic efficiency of the car. From a performance point of view, this car puts some of the greatest hypercars to shame, for example, this car can accelerate from 0 to 300kmph or 186mph in 12.8 seconds, a 1500 Ps Bugatti Chiron does it 13.6 seconds. The reason is, of course, the more aerodynamic shape of the Speedtail as compared to the Chiron and the electric battery assist that the Speedtail gets. The top speed that this car claims to achieve is 250mph that's 403 Kmph. The 1036 horsepower engine helps it to do so when the driver puts the car in velocity mode, after which the car lowers itself by 35mm to become even more slippery and then the magic happens, as soon as hit the gas pedal, the car just keeps on accelerating and it does hit 250mph. McLaren tested the Speedtail all-day long on one of the top speed test tracks and the Speedtail did indeed hit 250mph every time. The interior of the car is almost completely dominated by screens, cause above the head of the driver there are buttons to put the car into various drive modes and the ultimate velocity mode button is located in the same area. McLaren's clever monochromatic glass has been integrated into the car.
The McLaren Speedtail is super impressive indeed, the smooth flowing lines from the front to the rear make the car beautiful in every possible way. It kinda gives the feeling of a spaceship, because the world has seldom seen any road car so low to the ground and which look so polarizing.
If you dive a little into history, we can see that the Bugatti Veyron had a top speed of 409kmph, 15 years ago!!! and here we have the halo car from the McLaren with much more complex engineering then the Veyron also the Speedtail is so much better then the Veyron in terms of aerodynamics, the Speedtail is quite light then the Veyron too, then why can't it still beat the car that created the Hypercar category? This question intrigues me a lot, what do you guys think?
That's it for this time guys