As part of the Speedtail’s development, McLaren’s Hyper-GT prototype ‘XP2’ has completed it’s speed test runs. The runs took place at Kennedy Space Center on the space shuttle landing runways.
McLaren Cheif Test Driver took the car up to the impressive 250mph top speed 30 times. Other high-speed runs were carried out at multiple test facilities worldwide, including Idiada in Spain and Papenburg in Germany.
Build of the first of 106 Speedtails that will be hand-assembled to customer order has now commenced at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK, with deliveries scheduled from February 2020.
“It’s fitting that the Speedtail’s high-speed test programme concluded with multiple maximum-speed runsat a location strongly associated with pushing the boundaries of extreme performance and engineering excellence,” commented McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt. “The Speedtail is a truly extraordinary car that epitomises McLaren’s pioneering spirit and perfectly illustrates our determination to continue to set new benchmarks for supercar and hypercar performance.”