This electric car shatters a record on the Hockenheim circuit

This electric car shatters a record on the Hockenheim circuit
This electric car shatters a record on the Hockenheim circuit

The McMurtry Speirling continues its development and records on the track. At Hockenheim, driver Max Chilton gave him a track record for a bodied car.

With its Batmobile appearance drawn by a cartoonist, the McMurtry Speirling can amuse. But on the track, the little bomb amuse no one and appears more than formidable.

This electric prototype notably holds the record for 0 to 100 km/h in one and a half seconds. While remaining discreet, the Speirling set down its bags on the Hockenheim circuit.

The track, which was formerly used for Formula 1, also hosted the German DTM championship. Competing against international competition cars was therefore an arduous task.

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But McMurtry Speirling did better than meet the challenge by setting a record. With a time of 1’23″43, this small vehicle beat the record for a car with body wheels by more than three seconds.

It was the previous generation of DTM cars that, in 2020, set this record. Talking about chassis wheels excludes single-seaters, including Formula 1. And for good reason, the best time for an F1 on this circuit is 1’11″21.

On the other hand, the Speirling’s time is equivalent to that of a GP2. These were the single-seaters serving as an anteroom to F1. In addition, its time is 14 seconds faster than that of the F1-powered Mercedes-AMG ONE.

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