Video: Meet the 250mph McLaren Speedtail, the F1's true successor

"It feels like I'm going on a journey to space"

MAKING a successor to the McLaren F1 is no easy feat. Regarded by many as one of the greatest cars ever made, the legendary machine redefined the term “hypercar” when it launched in 1993. Only a handful of road cars have since surpassed the F1’s 240mph top speed.

No wonder, then, that it’s taken McLaren a quarter of a century to build a replacement. Yes, there was the P1, but that isn’t considered the true descendent… behold, the McLaren Speedtail, with its central driving position.

The Speedtail blends a 1,035bhp (approx.) hybrid powertrain with an elegant wind tunnel-honed shape to achieve a claimed 250mph top speed, making it McLaren’s fastest car to date.

Despite the car’s outrageous performance, Mclaren claims it’s not designed for ultimate lap times. Instead, the Speedtail has genuine grand tourer credentials.

Watch Luxx Magazine’s David Green in an exclusive oreview of McLaren’s incredible “Hyper-GT”, and check out the McLaren Speedtail’s key stats below.

McLaren Speedtail price and specifications

  • Price £1.75m plus taxes; all sold out
  • Engine V8, twin-turbo, petrol, plus electric motor
  • Power 1,035bhp (estimated)
  • Top speed 250mph (estimated)
  • 0-186mph 12.8sec (estimated)
  • Weight 1,430kg (dry)