2021 McLaren Speedtail

Last updated on March 31, 2023

Today’s car is a 2021 McLaren Speedtail finished in Graphite Grey. Only 106 examples of this Hypercar Speedtail will be built and only 3 are here in California. We got to see this futurestic car at a informal cars and coffee at Silver Spur and Hawthorne Blvd. The Speedtail has a three-seat layout that seats the driver front and center. This seating position and the fact that the car has cameras instead of side mirrors is the reason why it isn’t street legal here in the US. The MSRP is $2.25 million. It is powered by 4.0-liter V-8 Twin-Turbo Engine developing 1035 HP with an Electric Motor. It uses a combination of gas and hybrid technology to send that 1,036 HP through a 7-speed Italian Graziano dual-clutch automatic transmission to the rear wheels. The electric motor delivers 309 HP on a full charge. The 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds. It has a 250 MPH top speed.

To create the most aerodynamic car of all time, the body is a teardrop. The exterior of the car is amazing. The only thing the McLaren Speedtail has in common with normal cars is it has four tires. The car uses the latest in carbon fiber technology. The curb weight of 3,153 lbs, will help you be at 186 mph in only 13 seconds. McLearn added an new category: Hyper-GT. While it might not be a GT car in my mind, it does have room for 2 passengers and some luggage/storage!

The interior is symmetrical. Twin touchscreens on each side of the steering wheel, one for system controls, the other for infotainment system. An in-vehicle infotainment system is a combination of systems that deliver entertainment and information to the driver and passengers.  It comes with retractable HD cameras in each door. Instead of sun visors, the entire glazed area of the roof darkens electronically. It does not have a dome light, the cockpit is illuminated by LEDs that are embedded in the glass top.

I was amazed and excited to see this rare and beautiful car as it pulled into the parking lot. They claim that this car is the future. I have heard that a Japanese car manufacture is experimenting with cameras to replace mirrors. Lets see how long it takes the US DOT to approve that concept.

Not street legal how did it get to the Cars and Coffee? They have to have a special permit to go only to car shows and to display the car. Thanks for riding along. Frank