Static covers affixed to the front wheels boost aerodynamics. The vertical ducts beneath the LED headlights are particularly slender to minimize drag while still feeding sufficient cooling air into the low-temperature radiators (LTRs). It stands out. There are a number of design influences at work on it - some legacy, some new, some sublime, some not - although quite obviously it is the flow of the air around, over and under the body which has been its guiding principle. The flaps appear to not have any kind of joint or gap where they lift.
The driver sits smack in the center of the cabin with two passenger seats placed behind each shoulder. And remarkably, it's a three seater.
Outside of the vehicle, McLaren has replaced side mirrors with high-definition digital cameras, which glide out once the auto is started. Another innovation - the shift buttons located on the ceiling.
The new "hyper-GT" slots in as McLaren's current range-topper, and with stats like this it's not hard to see why. Its hybrid powertrain puts out over 1,000 horsepower. McLaren isn't providing technical details of the Speedtail's hybrid power system, but the gasoline engine is expected to be similar to the turbocharged V8s used in other McLaren cars. Top speed is 250 miles per hour - exceeding the F1's 243 miles per hour. The power-to-weight ratio (the vehicle weighs just 3,153 lbs) and instant torque provided by the electric motor gives it blistering acceleration that can propel the auto from zero to 186 miles per hour in 12.8 seconds. (Compared to the McLaren P1's 16.5 seconds.) Carbon-ceramic brakes come into play after that. For many owners buying the Speedtail as an investment, as sad as that might be for the auto, 2,500-miles a year will be plenty.
With that kind of speed, aero tuning was definitely a priority, and the company says every aspect of the Speedtail's design is to reduce drag and maximize top speed. The windshield curves upwards to form part of the roof and also features special electrochromic glass.
Instead the focus is very much on craftsmanship, not only redesigning carbonfibre into a carbon and titanium weave to give you customisation options, but putting the focus on the highest quality of leathers and topping it all off with an 18-carat white gold badge.
To handle such monumental performance, the Speedtail is fitted with bespoke P Zero tyres from Pirelli.
Naturally, it comes with matching bespoke luggage, constructed from carbonfibre, leather and metals, so you can carry your weekend essentials in style.
McLaren told Motor Authority that roughly a third of Speedtail sales went to us buyers, so the show and display clause will definitely be exercised. Price of the McLaren Speedtail is expected to start from £1.75 million plus tax.