The Driver’s Eye is On the McMurtry Speirling Fan Car

McMurtry Automotive uploaded a video of the McMurtry Speirling electric fan car lapping Silverstone during what appears to be a test day for GT3 cars and noticed by The Drive. Driven by former Formula 1 driver Max Chilton, the Speirling was apparently set up to generate only 80 percent of its potential power and downforce. That’s still enough to demolish practically any car on track as the onboard video shows.

“Chilton laid down a lap of 1:40.92, which needs some contextualization. That’s not quite in the same league as an F1 car, with the 2023 British Grand Prix’s pole time being 1:26.72, making the 107-percent qualifying time a 1:35.141. But it would qualify among the WEC’s old LMP1 cars, slotting between the sixth and seventh-quickest times in qualifying for the 2018 Britcar 6-Hour.”


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