British agency McMurty Automotive debuted a radical electrical observe automobile on the 2021 Goodwood Pageant of Velocity this week. Known as the Spéirling, it combines huge downforce with minimal drag and curb weight.
McMurtry describes the Spéirling as an experimental car, designed to indicate the trail that “uninhibited technical evolution would have taken from the golden age of racing to form the motorsport of right this moment.” In different phrases, the Spéirling would not conform to the principles of any present racing collection, neither is it avenue authorized. It is primarily a contemporary model of a Can-Am race automobile.
The Spéirling’s important engineering innovation is an electrical fan and underbody skirt, able to producing as much as 1,102 kilos of downforce no matter pace, in accordance with Autocar. It is related in idea to the rear-mounted fan on Gordon Murray’s Brabham BT46B Components One automobile, which is reproduced on the designer’s T.50 supercar.
Utilizing the underbody to generate downforce means much less want for spoilers and different drag-generating aerodynamic aids, permitting McMurtry to maintain the Batmobile-esque carbon-fiber bodywork as glossy as potential.
McMurtry mentioned the rear-wheel drive Spéirling has a power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp per kg, although the corporate solely shared that the automobile weighs lower than 1 metric ton (1.1 customary tons). The corporate additionally mentioned the Spéirling will do 0-186 mph in lower than 9.0 seconds, with a high pace of greater than 200 mph.
A 60-kwh battery pack will present 30-60 minutes of observe driving per cost, equal to a 350-mile vary on the European WLTP testing cycle, in accordance with McMurtry.
It is unclear what different plans McMurtry has for the Spéirling. Following Goodwood, McMurtry goals to interrupt a collection of world information, in accordance with an announcement on its web site, however there is not any indication of what these information could be.
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