This Bizarre Fan-Powered Electric Car Just Set An Incredible New Record

Our new champion, the British-built McMurtry Spéirling, is a very unique car. As well as being incredibly fast even uphill on a very undulating stretch of tarmac, the electric vehicle comes with a number of unique features. In designing the Spéirling, McMurtry claims to be inspired by “the legendary forbidden innovations of races past”. The most obvious place this has happened is with the fan power system, which is based on the Brabham BT46B – a fan-powered Formula 1 car that won the Swedish Grand Prix.

The Goodwood Edition weighs just over a ton and can go from 0 to 60 mph in under 1.5 seconds. To put that into context, the Spéirling can go from standstill to freeway speed twice as fast as a Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, which is far from a slow vehicle. He can probably comfortably hit 60 mph before he can type the words McMurtry Spéirling.

We have all seen this before. A car manufacturer decides to turn its research and development budget into some extra public relations money by creating a bizarre machine that will never be allowed on the streets. He wows everyone at a festival or two by showing them what might be possible in an alternate universe with no budgets or speed bumps, then spends the rest of his days in a perfectly still and far less impressive car museum. . Well, not the Speirling. If you’re the type of person who can afford a world-beating hypercar, this mind-blowing EV will be available for purchase.

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