Watching this one-off McLaren Speedtail get detailed and washed is motoring ASMR
A scrub-up never looked so good
Announced on the 26th of October 2018, the McLaren Speedtail was hailed as the fourth member of McLaren's prestigious ''Ultimate Series'', after the F1, P1 and the Senna. Packing a hybrid powertrain that churns out 1036 bhp, the Speedtail can accelerate from 0-186mph in a mere 12.8 seconds, and on to a limited top speed of 250mph - it certainly travels alright.
A select few automotive news firms, such as Top Gear, had been granted early access to test the super-sleek speedster, and took the opportunity with both hands. Chris Harris even had the chance to recreate Richard Hammond's fabled ''Veyron vs Eurofighter Typhoon'' test, by pitting the Speedtail against another one of the RAF's sound speed barrier-breakers, as can be seen here.
All of these numbers, videos, and tests only meant that the demand for the Speedtail was, and still is, through the roof, especially now that we know only 106 will ever be made. It wasn't until several months ago that customers could actually get their hands on one, however. Whilst most will be delivered in a spellbinding cast of baby-blue, or their menacingly dark two-toned grey, one customer requested a rather radical, but intensely beautiful shade of Volcano Red. The saturation and the contrast of the car actually gets darker as you make your way from front to back, truly making it a sight to behold.
This example has also been treated to a set of dark red carbon-fibre aero caps on the front wheels. If that wasn't show-offy enough, the owner has also fitted the car with a custom-built engine cover which, like the rest of the car's outer shell, starts off with the usual gloss carbon fibre colour, before dissolving into a dark red carbon along its edges.
The two passenger seats have been painstakingly stitched and tailored with dark red Alcantara, and sit between the centrally-located driver's seat, which is made from red leather. My jaw has dropped too, don't worry. Once the owner took delivery of his prized asset, he sent it over to London-based firm, Topaz Detailing, to give it a *quick* bath - and you can guarantee that they licked their lips at the opportunity.