November 9, 2018 – 11:40 pm
With Álvaro Mejía G. / Specialist for El País
Our guest today is the new McLaren Speedtail, a super-sports car that combines art and technology in perfect proportions.
This new and exclusive copy of the Woking House (UK) stands out for its limited version in the same 106 units built from the McLaren F1 hybrid (petrol and electric engine), the fastest car ever built by McLaren and in a special way, for its unit price exceeding $ 2 million, excluding taxes.
However, unfortunately, the Colombians with enough financial strength to buy this expensive "game" will have to look for another option, as the hundreds of McLaren Speedtail units, which will begin delivering after 2020, were commissioned and paid. 2 years when its future production was announced.
Formula 1 cars are, without a doubt, the best workshop for the development of components and systems that are then applied to road vehicles.
The best example is the new McLaren Speedtail, which inherits much of the technology and aerodynamic design of McLaren F1 cars.
The above is shown in the extended and lightweight body of 5.137 meters long and only 1.430 kg, built on carbon and aluminum fibers, where aerodynamics dominates over any other concept.
Among the many successes in the exterior design of this stylish hyper-sport are the clean and wet lines that were "born" in McLaren's advanced aerodynamic tunnel, where it was achieved that the aerodynamic figure giving the Speedtail vertical penetration required for to "smash" the ground at high speeds.
Another detail of mandatory reference is the minimalist body design that has no ornaments or accessories, such as mirrors and handles.
We can not enter McLaren Speedtail's futuristic cabin without stressing the attractive, steep and sloping tail- its wedge-shaped.
This elongated section is adorned with a pair of active spoilers and 2 huge and geometric aerodynamic prostheses from which the oval and sporty exhaust pipes come out.
With the opening of the Speedtail's "butterfly" (forward and forward) doors, we find a luxurious cabin dominated by carbon fiber, suede and almost absolute minimalism.
The first highlight of the McLaren Speedtail Passenger Area is the smart and rare configuration of the three chairs, leaving the lucky driver a little more ahead of his two companions at the same central and dominant position of an F1 driver.
Another aspect to be highlighted is the good visibility provided by the generous glassware, where the sloping and endless windscreen stands out, equipped with an electrochromic system that darkens the upper belt at the touch of a button.
With regard to the buttons, we have to mention the absence of controls, buttons or buttons, except for the few available on the aircraft type roof console from which the gear changes operate.
Another element of forced reconsideration is the attached instrument cluster occupying three LED screens, which show the entire operation of the vehicle and two other side panels that act as virtual mirrors. This monitor pair reproduces what the rear-view camera cameras are hidden in McLaren's Speedtail Wheel arches when the engine is off.
Although the technical details of the gasoline engines and electric motors driving this hyper-sport in England have not been revealed, their impressive power and acceleration and ultimate speed numbers have been revealed.
According to McLaren's directors, the two power units (petrol and electric) provide a total of 1,050 horsepower, giving Speedtail enough "perrenque" to accelerate from 0 to 300 km / h to just 12.8 "Easily fit the speedometer at 403 km of top speed.
All of the above is summed up in the words of McLaren's Wayne Bruce, spokeswoman for Speedtail, saying: "This is the first car of the brand designed to enjoy high speeds on motorways or streets or go to the opera with the same tire range "Better said, a McLaren does not like anyone else.
When the operator activates the speed mode of the McLaren Speedtail, changes the electronic level of the power stations, the position of the blades (helicopters) reduces the aerodynamic load (drag) and the active suspension system in aluminum, mm the height on the floor to optimize the course and win a few kilometers of top speed.
The McLaren Speedtail 'road group' includes three light and stylish suitcases (1 per holder) made of carbon fiber, leather and aluminum.
Speedtail is also the first of 18 new names or derivatives of McLaren's Pista 25 business plan, which will be the northern part of the English company by 2025.