The automotive world is about to experience an electric shock, and it's coming in the form of McMurtry Automotive's Spéirling Pure. This pint-sized powerhouse, fondly termed a "pocket rocket", has been turning heads since it smashed the record at the Goodwood Hill Climb last year.
Now, McMurtry has officially confirmed it's set to bring 100 of these lightning-fast vehicles into production.
A Pocket Rocket That Packs a Punch
In case you're unfamiliar, the McMurtry Spéirling Pure is no ordinary car.
This compact hypercar broke the record at the famed Goodwood Hill Climb last year. Behind the wheel was ex-F1 star, Max Chilton, who traversed the track in a mere 39.08 seconds, outperforming the previous record by a thrilling 0.8 seconds.
That previous record was held by Romain Dumas, driving the Volkswagen ID.R in 2019. Astonishingly, this dynamo accelerates from 0 to 96 km/h in a breathtaking 1.4 seconds. The prototype of this electric beast will debut at the Goodwood Festival of Speed this July.
Pre-production prototypes are expected in 2024, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2025.
Cutting-edge Technology at a Premium Price
However, this degree of engineering prowess and high-octane performance doesn't come cheap.
The Spéirling Pure is set to retail at a heart-stopping 954,000 euros before tax. But what exactly does that price tag include? Buyers will secure themselves a track-ready electric hypercar, featuring a lightweight carbon monocoque.
Its diminutive dimensions – 3.54 meters long, 1.58 meters wide, and 1.02 meters high – belie a comfortable interior that can accommodate drivers up to two meters tall and weighing up to 150 kg, thanks to adjustable pedals and steering wheel.
The Spéirling Pure delivers a staggering 1,000 horsepower while only weighing 1,000 kg. It sports 18-inch lightweight rims with 270 mm front and 300 mm rear tires, a fan system that's 15 percent more efficient, and a 60 kWh battery that can be charged in just 20 minutes and will last at least 10 laps of the Silverstone circuit.
The car has seen improvements across the board, from its suspension, body, and aerodynamics to pedals, electronics, brakes, chassis, and steering. The car also features a newly developed lighter battery with superior heat management, an enhanced gearbox, and an optional anti-lock brake system.
While the data for acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h has been kept under wraps, McMurtry assures us the maximum speed will be nothing short of 306 km/h. The McMurtry Spéirling Pure is not just an electric hypercar, but a testament to the limitless potential of electric vehicles. Let's strap in and see where this electric revolution will take us.