McLaren Speedtail Exterior Driver Side Front Profile

How did McLaren achieve the massive speed of the Speedtail?

McLaren Speedtail Innovation, Testing and Design

The McLaren team consists of some pretty wild folks, and those folks come up with some pretty wild rides. The McLaren Speedtail is one of the wildest of those creations; in fact, it’s no less than the fastest McLaren currently in existence.

Chicago drivers who’ve heard about, and perhaps even witnessed, the mind-blowing performance of the McLaren Speedtail often come up to us in a state of awe here at McLaren Chicago and beg us to tell them: how does McLaren make the Speedtail so fast?

While other manufacturers often attempt to squeeze high speeds out of their vehicles by tossing in excessive power, McLaren prefers to implement new technologies and concoct innovative designs. One example of this is the extended tail that gives the Speedtail its name, helping it to accelerate from zero to 60 mph in 2.9 seconds and achieve a top speed of over 250 mph.

These principles are sure to help McLaren continue to break barriers well into the future. To find out how they played into the creation and far-out achievements of the McLaren Speedtail, check out this video!

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