McMurtry Speirling comes back and claims the Goodwood record, after all
Just yesterday we reported about McMurtry Automotive’s unsuccessful attempt to set a new best time at the Goodwood Hillclimb; the company came back and finished what it had started.
The original record was set by Romain Demas piloting a Volkswagen ID.R up a 1.86-kilometer long track back in 2019. Dumas managed to reach the finish line in 39.9 seconds, breaking a record that had persisted for nearly two decades.
Max Chilton got inside an all-electric McMurtry Speirling to try and dethrone Dumas at this year’s climb. His first attempt was close at 41.29 seconds, and the second one fell even closer at 40.056, but still not close enough.
Another attempt finally brought Chilton his much-anticipated victory with the timer showing 39.08 seconds as he crossed the finish line.
The McMurtry Speirling is a one-seater powered by an unspecified all-electric powertrain capable of producing north of 1,000 horsepower (750+ kW) and accelerating the car from zero to 60 miles per hour (97 km/h) in 1.5 seconds.
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