The Mclaren‘s $2.25M speed tail boasts a streamlined form with teardrop cockpit described as ‘a momentous unity of art, technology and velocity’ the McLaren speed tail has finally been unveiled. but don’t get too excited, all 106 of the limited edition car have been snatched up by VIP customers at £2.25 million each. why the hefty price tag? read on.
Where to begin with the McLaren speed tail? well, it marks a few bests and firsts for the British automotive manufacturer. the three passenger hyper-GT is McLaren‘s first hypercar. a gasoline-electric hybrid powertrain gives 1,035-horsepower and speeds of up to 403km/h (250mph) making it the fastest McLaren ever built. and finally, not only is it the most powerful but with its dramatically elongated, aerodynamically optimized, lightweight, – breathe – carbon fiber body, it is the most aerodynamically drag efficient McLaren too.
For extra power, the velocity mode can be engaged via a button above the driver’s seat. once pressed the active chassis control lowers the car by nearly an inch, a little feat that helps achieve maximum aerodynamic efficiency. this enables the speed tail to accelerate from zero to 186mph in 12.8 seconds. not to mention the carbon fiber, front-wheel static aero-covers; retractable digital rear-view cameras in lieu of mirrors; and patented active rear ailerons that all contribute to aerodynamic excellence.
The speed tail is the next chapter in McLaren’s ultimate series – which also features the McLaren senna and P1 models – and is the first of 18 new nameplates to be announced under track 25, the business plan designed to take the company through 2025.