With more than 1,000 horsepower (745 kilowatts) and a top speed of 250 miles per hour (402 kilometers per hour), the McLaren Speedtail is the British automaker’s foray into the production of flagship vehicles. YouTuber and car enthusiast Blondie Supercar takes us on a bumper-to-bumper tour of its most interesting features.
From the start, it’s clear that the Speedtail has an air of James Bond-type secrecy. Rumors have it that the British automaker has a secret lair at its Woking-based McLaren technology center just for potential customers to specify their vehicles. Supposedly, a wave of the hand opens a secret door revealing the space where only 10 of 106 customers have been.
Since the vehicle’s starting price is around $ 2 million, it’s no surprise that there are some amazing options out there – one of the flashiest being a spray-on diamond paint job that’ll set you back $ 130,000. Aside from the ostentatious exterior, the Speedtail presents an interior tribute to the McLaren F1’s three-seat layout, a center seat up front and two side-to-side seats in the rear.
Also of note is a set of gold-plated Snap-On tools located under the vehicle frame. We know these are the ones to have, but we would bet a gold-plated cell phone to call towing services would be more suitable accommodation – if you broke down with engine issues, you’d be out of luck with it. the fact that only certified engineers can open the rear cover. If your vehicle remains operational, there is also room up front for custom McLaren luggage in the color of your choice.
Taking care of the elephant in the room, the Speedtail is not the fastest road vehicle on offer; despite being the most aerodynamic McLaren ever, the Bugatti Chiron still has the best top speed of 261 miles per hour (420 km / h), compared to 250 mph (402 km / h) of the British competitor. Regardless of what you have, the limitless pursuit of blinding top speed numbers remains alive and well.