This Bizarre Fan Powered Electric Car Just Set An Unbelievable New Record

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Our new champion, the British-made McMurtry Spéirling, is a very unique car. Aside from being insanely fast even when going uphill on a very wavy stretch of tarmac, the electric vehicle comes with a number of unique features. In designing the Spéirling, McMurtry claims to take inspiration from “the legendary banned innovations of races past.” The most obvious place this has happened is with the fan power system, which is based on the Brabham BT46B — a fan-powered Formula 1 car that won the Swedish Grand Prix.

The Goodwood Edition weighs just over a ton and can get from 0 to 60 mph in less than 1.5 seconds. To put that into context, the Spéirling can go from a standstill to highway speed twice as quickly as a Lamborghini Aventador LP 780-4 Ultimae, which is far from a sluggish vehicle. It can probably comfortably hit 60 mph before you can type the words McMurtry Spéirling.

We’ve all seen this before. A car company decides to turn its research and development budget into a bit of extra PR money by creating some freakish machine that’ll never be allowed on the street. It blows everyone’s minds at a festival or two by showing them what could be possible in an alternate universe without budgets or speed bumps, then spends the rest of its days in an automotive museum, sitting perfectly still and being far less impressive. Well, not the Spéirling. If you’re the kind of person who has the means to get a world-beating hypercar, this mind-bending EV will be available for purchase.

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