McLaren has been spied testing its latest Speedtail prototype in Southern Europe, this time painted orange.
Since the British car manufacturer has already unveiled the Speedtail, there’s no need to cover up the body of the prototype, providing us with an excellent idea of how the hyper-GT looks on the road and in a color different than the light blue of the original show car. Additionally, one particular image shows the front turn signal in operation, stretching down from the main headlight unit towards the carbon fiber front splitter.
The Speedtail really looks unlike anything else on the market. It is identifiable as a McLaren from the front and takes on a distinct look from the sides thanks to an all-glass cockpit that seamlessly stretches back to the decklid. This prototype, just like the show car and eventual production models, has a wheel cover on the front to aid in aerodynamics. It appears to be removable.
An earlier McLaren Speedtail prototype caught fire back in June because of any electrical fault. McLaren will hope this example doesn’t suffer the same fate.
Only 106 examples of the Speedtail will be produced for customers. Each will use a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8 engine with 746 hp and 590 lb-ft (799 Nm) of torque that’s aided by an electric motor with 308 hp and 256 lb-ft (347 Nm) of torque to create a total of 1035 hp and 858 lb-ft (1149 Nm). The sprint from a standstill to 186 mph (300 km/h) will be dealt with in just 12.8 seconds and the car won’t stop accelerating until it hits 250 mph (402 km/h).