Back in November 2018, we showed you the new McLaren Speedtail, which – with its 250mph top speed – promised to be the fastest car ever built by the British marque.
All 106 examples were spoken for months before the car was even unveiled, despite an asking price of £1.75m and the fact that buyers can’t expect to receive their car until 2020.
One of the promises made by McLaren at the Speedtail’s reveal was that each example would be truly unique. As such, the brand has just invited each deposit holder to spec their forthcoming hyper GT from an almost limitless range of personalisation options.
McLaren says that every aspect of the hand-built Speedtail is designed to push established boundaries and this extends to the look and feel of each individual car. Three inspiring collections have been compiled by McLaren designers, pulling together colour and material concepts designed to push the boundaries.
Urbane – the first collection – comprises three themes created to offer a discerning, refined feel and give the Speedtail a sophisticated look with calm exterior hues, plus subtle and cool interior tones.
One theme is Stratosphere, which sees the Speedtail finished in gloss 1K full visual carbon fibre with a contour pack designed to accentuate the exterior highlights of the car’s aerodynamic bodywork. This is offset with bespoke brushed light blue anodised aluminium brightwork, highlighting every shimmering curve of the exterior.
The second collection – Visionary – introduces moody yet striking shades, as well as opulent and surprising touches.
Its Astral theme is inspired by the UK’s wealth of nautical heritage with an interior dominated by timeless navy blue, including nubuck bespoke navy passenger seats and full aniline leather bespoke navy driver’s seat, bespoke Nebular quilt and digital print on nubuck bespoke navy leather upper trim.
Finally, the third collection – the exciting and modern Dynamic – includes sporty, futuristic and sumptuous themes.
The Bloodline theme brings an unhindered burst of bespoke red on the exterior, with gloss black diamond-cut wheels featuring a bespoke light copper edge and silver brake calipers. It boasts a driver seat, contrasted in full aniline bespoke red, whilst passengers sit on lightweight semi-aniline bespoke white seats.
The Standard Speedtail
In short, the Speedtail will be as luxury as you’d like for a car costing the best part of two million quid!
Jo Lewis, head of colour and material design at McLaren Automotive, described the Speedtail as the brand’s most ambitious project to date. She explained: “This level of faith in McLaren products demands that we strive to even greater heights of detail and excellence.”
“As a result of meticulous study of colours, forms and textures by our design team, finding inspiration in areas that are uncharted in automotive design, we believe that we will achieve this with the look and feel of each individual Speedtail.”
It uses a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain with a combined power output of 1,035bhp that can get it to 186mph from a standstill in 12.8 seconds. For context, the McLaren P1 took 16.5 seconds to hit that speed.
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