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Sunday, July 10, 2022

An electric batmobile racing car named McMurtry Spéirling

~Thunderstorm~ At the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed ​​event which took place in West Sussex, England some time ago, it was seen that there was a unique electric-powered car attracted attention of the audience present at that time. Besides it has a unique shape similar to the Batmobile in 1992 Batman Returns movie but in a smaller version.
The McMurtry Spéirling is an innovative electric-powered single-seat fan car has been unveiled by British firm McMurtry at the 2021 Goodwood Festival of Speed. (Picture from: Autocar)
It turns out, the mentioned car above named McMurtry Spéirling has good performance too, no wonder if it has claimed the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record with Ex-Formula 1 driver Max Chilton behind the wheel, and knocking the Volkswagen ID R from the top position with a 39.08sec run.
The McMurtry Spéirling has claimed the 2022 Goodwood Festival of Speed hillclimb record in 39.08sec run with Ex-Formula 1 driver Max Chilton was at the wheel. (Picture from: Evo.co.uk)
This one seater small electric-powered car specifically for racing track purposed, is launched for the first time in 2021. And related to the car's name of Spéirling which means 'thunderstorm' in Irish. The mentioned car above is developed by the British startup company named McMurtry Automotive founded in 2016 by Irishman Sir David McMurtry. Besides its unique design, the Spéirling is also equipped with various technologies that make it attractive.
The McMurtry Spéirling is also fitted with the prototype F1-style steering wheel, the only other controls appear. (Picture from: Evo.co.uk)
The first is the downforce technology used, as you can see this car does not have a spoiler at the rear (but in the 2022 model attached large spoiler at rear). This is because the Spéirling uses fan technology that presses down on the back. Not just a regular fan, but a special 80 horsepower fan that provides maximum downforce without the need to go fast. The fan can also be adjusted in speed via the pedal shifter in hand to adjust the desired downforce.
As a race car, the McMurtry Spéirling was built into a light weight car, with majority its body made of carbon fiber, so no wonder the car weighs less than 1,000 kg. (Picture from: Autocar)
The presence of its fan system causes this car has sound like a jet also. Making it as one of the electric cars with the loudest sound. As a race car, the McMurtry Spéirling was built into a light weight car, with majority its body made of carbon fiber, so no wonder the car weighs less than 1,000 kg or 1 ton.
The McMurtry Spéirling featured with advanced downforce technology by using a special 80 horsepower fan adjusted in speed via the pedal shifter in hand to adjust the desired downforce. (Picture from: AutomotiveDaily)
This McMurtry Spéirling unique car powered by an electric motor capable of producing 1,000 horsepower, this car has a power-to-weight ratio of 1 hp/kg. That's amazing considering this car has to carry the weight of the battery placed around the driver. That much power is channeled entirely to the rear wheels because this car uses a RWD (Rear-wheels drive) configuration coupled with a 60 kWh battery. This combination can make it go from 0 to top speed at 300 kph in just 9 seconds.
With such astonishing speeds, the McMurtry Spéirling can be used on track for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour before needing to be recharged. But that's not a problem because this car has a 600 kW quick charge technology. As for normal road use with WLTP standards this car can reach 563 km. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | MCMURTRY AUTOMOTIVE | WIKIPEDIA | AUTOCAR | AUTOMOTIVEDAILY ]
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