This might be the best-looking McLaren Speedtail ever

The paintwork alone took 12 weeks to complete

I might be wrong because it's already been a couple of years but I seem to recall that the Speedtail wasn't unanimously well-received and liked. It was styled by aerodynamic principles, taking the idea of form-follows-function to a whole new level and as a result, the rear end looks longer than the front end and it's wide and low.

McLaren tried every trick in the book to make this as aerodynamically efficient as possible, and they also gave it the same three-seat layout as the F1 to make a point. As if to say, we make fast cars and this is what we can do. They only planned 106 units and this, commissioned by McLaren Beverly Hills, is a tribute to the first 1992 McLaren F1 Test Mules as well as the original Speedtail prototype and, just like said prototypes, is named 'Albert'.

The paint that MSO (McLaren Special Operations) created is designed to symbolise the car's aerodynamic prowess and it's made using a blend of Magnesium Silver - like the original McLaren F1 road car as shown at the 1992 Monaco GP - and Ueno Grey, the same colour as the F1 GTR that won Le Mans in 1995. MSO said it took them around 12 weeks to complete the job.

The engine was left untouched, which means that under the bonnet beats the same 1,070-hp hybrid powertrain as any other Speedtail, which is actually a good thing because this is the fastest road legal McLaren ever made, with a top speed of 250 mph and a 0-186 time of just 12.8 seconds . The ‘Albert’ Speedtail will debut at Sunset GT, a luxury cars and coffee-style event hosted by O'Gara (a luxury car showroom) in Beverly Hills.

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Comments (18)

  • Best looking McLaren Speedtail. There’s an oxymoron.

      1 month ago
  • I think the speed tail looks amazing not sure if it’s traditionally beautiful but I love it

      1 month ago
    • it's not. It's ungainly and the proportions are odd. But it's striking and impressive and I kinda like it

        1 month ago
  • I exclaimed out loud, "WOW! THAT LOOKS GREAT". So yeah, I like it.

      1 month ago
  • I've always liked the Speedtail; one of the only road going Mclarens I like. This one looks eveb better than usual

      1 month ago
  • This car is so depressing. 1k hp, supposed insane aero, and can only get 10 mph on the now ancient F1, that also only had 600 something horsepower. The F1 still defies the laws of physics even today.

    (And yes i understand that for every 10 mph over 240 you need something like near 150hp) but that shouldnt be the case when a car is made this aerodynamic. I mean ffs its called the speedtail. This thing should have been pushing a minimum of 265mph. a big heavy bugatti veyron thats old now shouldnt beat it. This thing is seriously the king of letdowns.

    Wish i had the money to afford these kind of cars so i could express my displeasure to the manufacturers.

      1 month ago
    • that'd be brilliant.

      "you know I only just bought this Speedtail to tell you it's an absolute disgrace that after so many years and with this incredible technology you could only make this 10 mph faster than the F1. Have a nice day"

        1 month ago
    • Its much funnier the way you said it. Thats for sure.

        1 month ago