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The Record-Breaking McMurtry Spéirling is Now Up For Sale

The McMurtry Spéirling shattered hill climb records at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year and is now up for sale with 100 "improved" versions. ...

Remember the record-breaking McMurtry Spéirling from last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed? Well, an “improved” version is coming for public consumption so you could potentially beat some hillclimb records of your own. 

Dubbed the Spéirling “PURE”, the electric car comes with all the good stuff seen in the original including the fan assisted downforce components and the twin-electric-motor setup powered by a 60kWh battery system delivering 745kW to the rear axle. 

McMurtry Spéirling PURE side
All images credited to McMurtry

Thanks to its “patented downforce on demand system” and an extremely light kerbweight of under 1,000kg, the Spéirling is capable of a top speed of 305km/h (190mph). 

The upgrades aren’t minor either with the rear fan setup becoming 15% more efficient and 14% lighter, 15% lighter skirts, better gearbox efficiency, better battery tech, a revised chassis (saving 4% in mass), revised wheel arches, revised underbody aerodynamics, new electric architecture that 35% lighter, and wider tyres for better grip. 

These changes ensure that this production version of the Spéirling is even faster than the one we saw at Goodwood. It’s so fast that should you plan on racing this thing (and why wouldn’t you be?), it would actually be eligible for the GT1 Sports Club hypercar series. 

McMurtry Spéirling PURE front

Naturally, something with this much technology and development behind will cost a pretty penny. Only 100 units of the PURE will be built with each one costing £820,000 (~$1.54 million AUD) plus tax. 

Pre-production prototypes will arrive in 2024 and be delivered in 2025. 

“The Spéirling PURE will herald a new era on the track,” said McMurty founding director, Thomas Yates. “The sound, grip, acceleration, aesthetics, and technology of this car are distinct. Witnessing the car as a spectator or from the cockpit offers a rare and exhilarating experience.

“I can’t wait for fan cars at the racetrack to become a new normality.” 

Check out the record breaking climb below. 


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