Move over Rimac: McMurtry Spéirling takes EV speed record

Move over Rimac: McMurtry Spéirling takes EV speed record

The fan car has achieved an independently measured 0-60 MPH in 1.40 seconds and a 1/4 mile in 7.97 seconds.

The McMurtry Spéirling fan car has achieved an independently measured 0-60 mph in 1.40 seconds and 1/4 mile in 7.97 seconds. This surpasses the previous record held by Rimac.

By exploiting the instant grip from McMurtry’s “downforce-on-demand fan system,” the sub 1,000kg (approx. 2,200 lbs.), 1,000 BHP, rear-wheel-drive McMurtry Spéirling delivers realms of acceleration previously reserved for drag racing specific cars, “but in a car designed for enjoyment and astonishing lap times on track days on full race circuits,” the company says. It has a track range of 25 minutes when running at GT4 race-car pace, and a road range of over 300 miles.

The car sat on its 150 mph limit for approximately three seconds during the run. Other metrics captured on the timing equipment were:

  • 0-60 mph in 1.40s
  • 0-100 mph in 2.63s
  • 0-145 mph in 4.98s
  • ¼ mile (400m) in 7.97s

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