ANOTHER DREAM CAR FROM A BRAND AT THE TOP OF ITS GAME
YOU MAY QUESTION the relevance of a 250mph, £1.75 million hypercar with a central driving position and a strictly limited production run that’s already been snapped up, yet to do so would do the quite incredible Mclaren Speedtail a huge disservice. It’s so rare for a true ‘dream’ car to come along, the likes of which used to be found on posters on bedroom walls (as the Mclaren F1 was for Speedtail designer Rob Melville) and now fill social media streams.
The Speedtail’s spaceship looks – which won’t be to all tastes – and Top Trumps-winning stats will expose it and thus the industry to a far wider audience than any ‘conventional’ supercar might. Which young person wouldn’t want to be a car designer or engineer after seeing a Speedtail?
The car’s significance is perhaps even greater for Mclaren. Following so soon after the track-focused Senna and 600LT driver’s car, the Speedtail further proves just how diverse a marque Mclaren has become, with at last some real differentiation between its products.
Indeed, its quickly-growing range has rapidly become more interesting and surprising than all its peers. Could you see cars like the Speedtail or Senna coming out of Maranello right now?