Will you buy the McMurtry Spéirling Pure electric fan car?
A production version of the McMurtry Spéirling Pure electric fan car has been announced, and comes a year after its prototype set a record breaking 39.08 seconds hill climb time at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Designed for multi-lap runs, the production version is the ideal spec for customers interested in the small but mighty fan car that could.
British startup McMurtry Spéirling confirmed that they will be building 100 units of the McMurtry Spéirling Pure electric fan car, which is still intended for track use only. Weighing at under 2,204 pounds, the production version is 10 inches longer than the prototype, measuring at 135.8 inches. It’s also only 40.2 inches tall and 62.2 inches wide, but still allows for drivers up to 6-foot-7 and 330 pounds.
Although McMurtry claims a top speed of 190 mph, the electric fan car is more notable for its exceptional cornering grip. The Spéirling Pure has two electric turbines located behind the cockpit and is equipped with slick racing tires that measure 275 mm wide in the front and 300 mm wide in the back. The automaker also claims the “downforce-on-demand fan system” helps the car achieve 3 g’s when cornering at “accessible speeds.”
“The Spéirling Pure will herald a new era on the track,” said McMurtry’s founding director Thomas Yates. “The sound, grip, acceleration, aesthetics, and technology of this car are distinct. “Witnessing the car as a spectator or from the cockpit offers a rare and exhilarating experience. With pre-orders from around the globe, I can’t wait for fan cars at the racetrack to become a new normality.”
McMurtry is scheduled to showcase the production version of the Spéirling Pure electric fan car at this year’s Goodwood Festival of Speed from July 13 to 16. McMurtry is currently taking pre-orders now with deliveries expected in 2025.