McLaren Speedtail REVEALED - 250mph and 1036BHP for the McLaren F1 successor

2019 McLaren Speedtail images leak

2019 McLaren Speedtail images leak

The Speedtail has no such problems with McLaren confirming that all production slots are spoken for at a minimum cost of £1.75 million plus taxes. Technical specification of Speedtail's petrol-electric powertrain has not been announced. But there is a way around that.

On the surface, one of the Speedtail's biggest talking points is its interior with its bold, three-seat layout. But what really made it unique was its three-across seating arrangement, with the driver placed in the center.

"The unique nature of [The Speedtail] means we're still working through, but I would hope to see that auto here", he said of the Speedtail and its central driving position. And you'll notice there aren't any side mirrors.

American buyers will have to import the auto under federal Show or Display rule for historically or technologically significant cars. However, the original F1 "only" generated 627 horsepower.

McLaren says the Speedtail, which can be fully customised by owners, is the first of 18 new cars or derivatives to be made under the brand's Track25 business plan. It is an amalgamation of luxury, style and comfort of a grand-tourer with the combination of hypercar power. Ducts and air passages are all created to further reduce turbulence, and of course that's the point of the long tail. Rather than use a conventional mechanism, they use "flexible" carbon fibre to allow the bodywork to hinge without an additional, air-unsettling gap. Some visible parts of the vehicle are made from a special carbon fiber with a very thin layer of titanium fused to it. Not just any old carbon fibre, either; some of it is Titanium Deposition Carbon Fibre, which means that a micron-thin layer of titanium has been fused directly into the weave, thus becoming an integral part of the material and delivering a chrome-effect shimmer.

Now, McLaren has another three-seater hypercar that's finally faster, but even if those dotcommers had saved their cash from the insane early days of the internet, they still couldn't buy the new Speedtail.

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The Speedtail's body is nearly 17 feet long, almost as long as a Mercedes-Benz S-class full-sized sedan. McLaren specifically invested in making the Speedtail decisively aerodynamic, sculpting the vehicle to slice the air like a knife and even going as far to forego traditional side mirrors for cameras which retract into the body of the auto. Even the front wheels are covered by carbonfibre aero plates.

That is, unless you file for a special show or display status.

Technically speaking, the new hypercar doesn't meet US regulations to be road legal.

There's inspiration from the McLaren P1 - with this auto getting a similar petrol-electric hybrid powertrain - but there's also input from the iconic McLaren F1.

In addition to its major price tag and odd seating arrangement (more on that later), the Speedtail is an homage to the iconic McLaren F1, which held the production auto speed record of 240mph from 1998 to 2004.

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