McLaren’s dealership in Beverly Hills has a Speedtail like no other, which not too long ago paid a go to to Jay Leno’s Storage.
The dealership was given this automobile as a reward for top gross sales. It is a Speedtail prototype that is been completed to production-spec, however carrying the identical livery used throughout testing. McLaren nicknamed the automobile Albert, referencing Albert Drive in Woking, U.Okay. That is the road the place the manufacturing facility for the McLaren F1 was situated. That facility is now dwelling to the McLaren Particular Operations (MSO) personalization division.
The distinctive livery begins with Ueno Grey up entrance fading into Magnesium Silver on the rear. Magnesium Silver is the colour used for the McLaren F1 at its 1992 Monaco Grand Prix debut, and featured on quite a few automobile journal covers. Ueno Grey is the colour of the Ueno-sponsored F1 GTR that received outright on the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans. The traces that join the 2 shades characterize an optimized airflow sample, McLaren stated when the automobile was unveiled in 2021.
It took MSO 12 weeks to finish the paint job alone. These airflow traces are uncovered carbon fiber, every with particular person pinstripes.
The Speedtail was billed by McLaren because the religious successor to the F1, because it was designed as a street automobile somewhat than a monitor automobile. It additionally has the F1’s distinctive three-seat association, with the driving force positioned within the heart. That is one thing Gordon Murray, designer of the F1, additionally reproduced for the GMA T.50, his personal F1 homage.
Propulsion comes from a hybrid powertrain utilizing a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8 and a single electrical motor. Peak output of 1,055 hp and 848 lb-ft of torque is shipped to the rear wheels, permitting the Speedtail to reach 250 mph.
Simply 106 buyer automobiles have been constructed with an estimated worth of $2.2 million every. Whereas McLaren did not engineer the Speedtail to be street legal within the U.S., about one third of the manufacturing run is assumed to have ended up right here. None of these automobiles appear like Albert, although.