McLaren Speedtail Rendered Based On Woking’s Official Sketch

Twenty years after production of the iconic McLaren F1 ended, McLaren is readying its spiritual successor: the Speedtail.

Teased a few times, the hypercar will have quite a few things in common with the F1, including the production run of only 106 examples and, most importantly, the central driving position.

Elsewhere, the McLaren Speedtail will be entirely new. And it will use hybrid power, although the exact specs are yet to be revealed. However, it could adopt a tuned version of the twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 engine of the 720S, along with at least one electric motor, or maybe something closer to the P1’s powertrain.

The 0-100km/h (0-62mph) sprint will take 2.8 seconds, according to Woking, and top speed will exceed the F1’s 391km/h (243mph).

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In addition to a hybrid powertrain, the Speedtail will also get a very modern design, as previewed by a few teaser images. And it was one of these images that inspired Justin Ortiz to create a rendering.

At a first glance, the hypercar, with its soft curves, slim LED taillights with the brand’s logo sitting in between, and a very refrained diffuser, doesn’t look like anything that comes from McLaren, although it remains faithful to the sketch released by the automaker itself.

Anyhow, we’ll learn before the end of 2018, when McLaren’s official launch will take place, how close this rendering is to the real thing.

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  • Honda NSX-R

    Looks like the Project One from the back

    • Mark Hawthorne

      Because the person doing this render has no idea what it actually looks like so they’ve used an obvious reference….

      • Tinky-Winky
        • Mark Hawthorne

          Yes we’ve all seen this sketch. But anything on the “new” rendering that this official sketch doesn’t show is pure speculation. It’s an official TEASE campaign that doesn’t show the level of detail included in the new and completely speculative rendering – so I stand by my statement. Unless the person doing this rendering has seen the car it is utterly meaningless because it tells us nothing new.

          • Tinky-Winky

            No detail from Project One was used in this render.

          • Mark Hawthorne

            And very few actual facts either 😉

          • Tinky-Winky

            What facts?

          • donald seymour

            Look, first off Mark, this render is a render for the fun of it. It’s done for pure speculation. And second off the render is spot on. It has all the lines from the original teaser image. So, I really don’t know what you are talking about. And thirdly loosing up. We here at this site all know that the teaser doesn’t show the full details of the car. That is to be understood.

          • Mark Hawthorne

            “Loosing up” Donald? 2/10 for trying.

          • flamin hot powah

            Everything you’ve stated has either been obvious or missing the point, this was never meant to be a faithful rendition of a model that hasn’t been revealed, merely speculation based on material that we have been drip fed so far and extrapolating the rest ourselves. I agree with Donald, loosen up, nobody here is screaming ‘OMG THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE 100% LEAKED!!11!11’. 2/10 for trying.

  • Mark Hawthorne

    No McLaren news today. Stop. No additional news or facts on the McLaren Speedtail. Stop. Solve both issues by regurgitating the small amount of facts everyone knows with an entirely speculative rendering by someone who has not seen the car. Win!

  • Reichstag

    Jaguar xj220 style .Long tail, long body.

  • TB

    Looks nice!

  • Knotmyrealname

    The only real outrage here is that the ‘artist’ has placed a steering wheel on the left hand side.

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