VIDEO – The McMurtry Spéirling sets a record at Hockenheim

Driven by Max Chilton, this strange single-seater exploded the record for a closed car by almost 4 seconds previously held by René Rast (Audi RS 5 DTM).

Published on 21/06/2024 à 13:41

Medhi Casaurang

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VIDEO – The McMurtry Spéirling sets a record at Hockenheim

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The strange McMurtry Spéirling Pure strikes again. Two years after its astonishing Goodwood climb record, the English car set a new record, this time on the Hockenheim circuit (Germany), on June 8.

The in-house test pilot, the former pilot of Formula 1 Max Chilton, set a lap time of 1'28''337, 3''9 less than René Rast aboard the Audi RS 5 DTM in 2020! For comparison, hyperbaric Mercedes-AMG One is relegated to… 14”1! This is the record for a covered car on the 4,574 km circuit.

Do these figures impress you? Wait until you learn that the McMurtry Spéirling Pure was operating at only… 75% of its power and downforce level! The car is equipped with an electrical system delivering 745 kW (equivalent to 1 horsepower) from a 000 kWh battery pack. Its main asset is at the rear, with a huge fan capable of constantly rotating at 100 rpm, which generates an extraordinary level of downforce.

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Further tests are planned for the remainder of 2024 as well as in 2025, with the aim of bringing the McMurtry Spéirling to 100% of its capacity. As if that wasn't already enough...

Medhi Casaurang

Passionate about the history of motorsport across all disciplines, I learned to read thanks to AUTOhebdo. At least that's what my parents tell everyone when they see my name inside!

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