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McMurtry Spéirling: Goodwood hillclimb record holder to hit the road

The 1,000bhp McMurtry Spéirling is a tiny, all-electric, one-seat hypercar

Gloucestershire-based car company McMurtry has just conquered Goodwood’s famed hill climb event with its all-electric Spéirling. The compact hypercar managed a run of 39.08 seconds - beating the Volkswagen ID.R’s previous fastest time set in 2019 by 0.8secs. 

Spéirling is Irish for thunderstorm and while it didn’t exactly make a thundering noise up the hill, the electric powertrain with roughly 1,000bhp (technical details are still yet to be provided) gave McMurtry’s creation incredible acceleration. A 0-62mph time of under two seconds has been claimed, which seems about right judging by Goodwood’s clip of the Spéirling’s run. 

The McMurtry Spéirling is more than just power however. The tiny proportions of just 1.1 metres tall, 3.5 metres long and 1.7 metres wide, coupled with a carbon-fibre body, give it a sub 1,000kg kerbweight. The advanced fan car aerodynamics produce 2,000kg of downforce, allowing it to put all that power down efficiently, while the lack of weight means McMurtry is aiming for over 300 miles of range on a charge. 

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McMurtry has also claimed it has plans for the Spéirling to become a road-legal car. The firm says it is “perhaps the wildest electric car to ever wear number plates”. We imagine the production numbers will be limited and that the price tag will rival the most expensive hypercars on sale. The aggressive aero may be toned down for road versions, however.

We don’t know when McMurtry hopes to reveal a Spéirling you can drive on the road, but prospective buyers can reserve theirs now on the company’s site. 

Check out everything you need to know about the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed here

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A keen petrol-head, Alastair Crooks has a degree in journalism and worked as a car salesman for a variety of manufacturers before joining Auto Express in Spring 2019 as a Content Editor. Now, as our senior news reporter, his daily duties involve tracking down the latest news and writing reviews.

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