McLaren's New $2.25 Million Hypercar Sold Out Before It Was Even Announced

McLaren's New $2.25 Million Hypercar Sold Out Before It Was Even Announced

They unloaded 106 of the British automaker's new $2.1 million Speedtail supercars before it was revealed Friday, and the 35 or so earmarked for the United States aren't even fully street legal.

The new "hyper-GT" slots in as McLaren's current range-topper, and with stats like this it's not hard to see why.

Despite its performance, the Speedtail's cabin is as opulent as its seven-figure price tag suggests.

All Speedtails have already been reserved. McLaren claim that they minimise the drag, something we don't doubt. Deliveries of the first McLaren Speedtail customer cars are scheduled to commence in early 2020.

It's also the latest move by the Woking, England-based company to enhance its stature in the luxury and lifestyle market.

The McLaren F1 is probably the greatest production road vehicle ever built (don't argue with us) and is a legend in automotive circles.

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Buyers are in for a treat. The McLaren diet consists of a carbon-fibre body, aluminium suspension and carbon ceramic brakes. It's more powerful than the Senna and its F1 forebear, with a hybrid-electric powertrain that can reach 1,035bhp and a top speed of 250mph. For comparison, the P1 achieves the same feat in 16.5 seconds. Like the F1, Speedtail is also a mid-steering auto with a total capacity of three persons. Constructed completely out of carbon fiber from the company's newest factory in Sheffield, the high-profile exotic weighs only 3,153 pounds.

Forgoing a large rear wing for high-speed stability, McLaren has opted for an active aero system designed with the help of NASA consisting of two tiny deformable carbon-fibre flaps that sit flush with the body work at the rear of the vehicle, and that raise automatically to aid downforce or to act as an airbrake.

McLaren also tells us that the Speedtail is narrower than the P1 but over half a meter longer, as it stretches to 5,137 mm (roughly 17 ft) from nose to tail.

Much like the McLaren 720S, the Speedtail features a false bodywork which acts as a channel for the air from the front.

Another design element unique to the Speedtail is the location of the engine start button, as well as the controls to open the windows and doors: all are in panels above the driver's head. And yes, have you heard that you can get the badges done in 18-karat gold? While those who have already bought the auto got had a glimpse of what it was, we - the mere mortals - were yet to lay our eyes upon the new legend in the making and here it is. For those anxious about the additional weight of a golden or platinum badge, a special, lacquered-on golden badge is available, too.

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