McMurtry targets Goodwood hill climb report with wild Speirling fan automotive


It was on the 2021 Goodwood Competition of Pace that British agency McMurtry debuted the Speirling, a tiny (it is simply 126 inches lengthy) however highly effective electrical monitor automotive that does away with drag-inducing aerodynamic options in favor of a fan-powered floor impact system that generates downforce. We’re speaking the power to generate greater than 4,400 kilos (up from 1,100 kilos beforehand) of downforce at a standstill.

For this 12 months’s pageant, which runs June 23-26, McMurtry plans to make an try on the occasion’s Sunday Shootout hill climb, aiming not just for the win but in addition the report. The present report for the 1.16-mile hill climb that winds its manner across the grounds of Goodwood Home is the 39.9 seconds set in 2019 by Romain Dumas, behind the wheel of the 670-hp Volkswagen ID.R time assault particular.

The Speirling undoubtedly has an opportunity given its unbelievable downforce, which is greater than what a System 1 automotive produces as much as 150 mph, coupled with a excessive output generated by a pair of electrical motors driving the rear wheels. Powering the motors is a 60-kilowatt-hour battery.

McMurtry hasn’t mentioned how highly effective the Speirling is however claims the automotive has roughly one horsepower for each 2.2 kilos of weight. The burden of the automotive is claimed to be lower than 2,200 kilos.

Efficiency claims embody a 0-60 mph time of lower than 1.5 seconds and a prime pace of 150 mph, the latter being capped as a result of transmission setup McMurtry plans for the hill climb. Usually the highest pace is over 200 mph.

Tasked with driving is ex-F1 driver Max Chilton, who was employed in February as head growth driver for the Speirling.

Max Chilton with the McMurtry Speirling

Max Chilton with the McMurtry Speirling

“The largely fixed downforce is an progressive characteristic to use as a driver,” Chilton mentioned in a press release. “It’s totally totally different in comparison with what I’m used to driving in F1 and IndyCar, and testing this 12 months has required me to adapt my driving model to maximise efficiency.”

Qualifying for the hill climb will happen on June 25, with the shootout to run the subsequent day.

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