Recently an American auto website, Autoweek, ran this headline for one of its articles, ‘The Fastest, Most Dynamic Electric Hypercar You’ve Never Heard Of’, and it did exactly what it was meant to do, ……. it caught my attention.
The only problem was, I had heard of the car and written about it in a Famous Last Words, soon after it became the fastest car ever up the hill-climb track at last year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed.
The car is the British built McMurty Spéirling Pure, which covered the 1.17-mile hill climb in just 39.08 seconds. It was one second quicker than the VW ID.R electric car in 2019, and 2.5 seconds faster than the McLaren MP4-13 F1 car in 1999.
If you haven’t heard of the McMurty Spéirling Pure, it really is an amazing car which uses fan assisted aero’s to literally suck the car to the ground, enabling it to achieve extremely high cornering speeds.
Check it out in this autoweek.com article:
Although I am fascinated with the McMurty Spéirling Pure’s ground-breaking aero package and can’t wait to see one in action on a racetrack, the thing that really got my attention whilst reading the article was the link to another story, ‘The Red Bull RB17 Hypercar has Valkyrie in its Sights’. This link looks at Red Bull Engineer Adrian Newey and his desire to design an even better car than the road-going Aston Martin Valkyrie, which he and the Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team conceived and designed when the two companies were aligned.
The paragraph I love in the article relates to the price of the new RB17, and it even gives a direct email link at the end should you want to order one:
‘The RB17 will use a carbon fibre structure and be powered by a twin turbocharged V8 hybrid engine that will make at least 1100 hp. It will be a two-seater and just 50 will be produced, with each one having a £5m pre-tax price tag—that’s $4.1 million ($US) at current exchange rates. Anybody interested in getting their name down for one is encouraged to make contact through RB17@redbulladvancedtechnologies.com.’
I was tempted to drop them a line but thankfully thought the better of it …….
Here is the Mike Duff article in Autoweek.com: