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Saturday, February 25, 2023

British EV fan car backs up claim of quickest accelerating road car ever made!

The McMurtry Spéirling fan car has achieved an independently measured 0-60mph in 1.40s and 1/4mile (400m) in 7.97s during filming for one of YouTube’s largest automotive channels, carwow. This makes it the fastest accelerating car they have ever tested, surpassing some of the World’s greatest cars: the Bugatti Chiron, an F1 car and the Rimac Nevera.

We are a little late in reporting on the McMurtry, but better late than never. While the McMurtry may cost £2,000,000 (~ AU$3m) due to low volume F1 style carbon fibre fabrication used in it's construction, the Spéirling is the first EV to demonstrate an electrically powered downforce-on-demand fan system offering 2,000 kg of instant downforce from stand-still that delivers acceleration previously reserved for drag racing specific cars.

In terms of power output, it has two electric motors that produce 1,000 hp. Now you may not think that’s too impressive, given EVs such as the Rimac Nevera come with almost 2,000 hp. However, whereas the Nevera weighs over 2 tonnes, the McMurtry Spéirling weighs less than one tonne!!

Rimac's Nevera can do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds, and was previously the only production car ever to do a sub-nine second quarter mile. The Spéirling beats it to 60 by an astonishing half a second, and demolishes its quarter mile by half a second also.

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