In preparation for the reveal of the new Speedtail, McLaren has released new teaser photos of their new hypercar. Sadly, the only thing visible on the picture is the tail. Just a few of the details of the back end of the car can be seen, so nothing major has been revealed.
Despite the lack of detail, the teaser picture, released through the company’s social media accounts, has drawn quite a bit of attention. Also visible on the photo is the exact time of the reveal, October 26 at 1:00 pm BST. That’s 8 AM EST.
Speedtail is announced as the successor to McLaren’s legendary F1. Its main rivals will be Bugatti Chiron, KoenigseggAgera RS, and Hennessey’s F5. This means that the new hypercar will have to be very fast, hence the 1000 hppowerplant under the hood, which is based on the company’s 4.0-litre bi-turbo V8. McLaren Senna, powered by the same engine delivering 789bhp already dominates the track, but the company hopes that the latest addition to their hypercars “Ultimate Series” will provide them with not only some much-needed cash but also bragging rights. That will solely depend on the Speedtail’s performance, and McLaren claims that they will be spectacular.
The company suggests that the top speed of the car will be 243 mph (391 km/h). That would surpass F1 as McLaren’s fastest production car. However, this figure is still lower than either Chiron or Agera RS. That being said, we are sure that there are plenty of options for tweaking and tinkering with the engine to squeeze out few more miles per hour. McLaren has adamantly denied pursuing any speed records, allowing them to save face if Speedtail fails to break any of the previous records.
McLaren has announced that only 106 Speedtails will be made. Unsurprisingly, all of them are already spoken for, so if you were planning to buy one at your local dealer, you are out of luck.