Friday, June 25, 2021
News McLaren Hyper-GT Prototype “XP2” Speedtail Hits 403 km/h

McLaren Hyper-GT Prototype “XP2” Speedtail Hits 403 km/h

The new McLaren Speedtail is the fastest McLaren ever with a top speed of 250 mph.


  • The McLaren Speedtail manages a top speed of 403 km/h (250 mph) more than 30 times during testing.

  • High-speed runs took place at the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds at Kennedy Space Center in Florida, USA.

  • Production of all 106 units can now begin at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK.


Now that McLaren has completed the dynamic development program for the McLaren Hyper-GT Prototype “XP2” Speedtail, assembly of the fastest McLaren can finally begin. All said, up to 106 units of the Speedtail will be built and the first will be delivered as early as next February.

The Speedtail’s Twin-Turbocharged 4.0-litre V8 engine with a parallel hybrid system produces no less than 1.036-horsepower and 848 lb.-ft. of torque. This kind of power sends the sleek and sensual McLaren 300km/h (186 mph – not a typo) in under 13 seconds, or more precisely, 12.8 seconds. This represents more or less what many high-performance sports need to hit 200 km/h… And as we now know, to a top speed of 403km/h or 250mph.

The 1,430 kg hyper-GT from McLaren is not only an incredible piece of rolling art and technology but it can be tailored to the owners every whim. The cabin features a McLaren F1-like central driving position with three screens. As you might be able to tell, it’s no accident that the Speedtail is this fast – its uber streamlined exterior shape was designed for speed.

McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt, says of the Speedtail: “It’s fitting that the Speedtail’s high-speed test program concluded with multiple maximum-speed runs at a location so strongly associated with pushing the boundaries of extreme performance and engineering excellence. The Speedtail is a truly extraordinary car that epitomizes McLaren’s pioneering spirit and perfectly illustrates our determination to continue to set new benchmarks for supercar and hypercar performance.”

Source: McLaren

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