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VIDEO: Electric fan-powered car breaks record at UK Festival of Speed


This is the McMurtry Speirling, which beat the previous mark by almost a second on a 1.86 kilometer uphill track.

The Festival of Speed ​​that takes place every year in England (United Kingdom ) set a new record for the ascent of the Goodwood Hillclimb track of 1.86 kilometres. The mark was reached on June 26 by the McMurtry Speirling, an electric vehicle equipped with a fan and which was driven by former Indycar and Formula 1 driver Max Chilton.

With a time of 39.08 seconds, the car developed by the British company McMurtry Automotive surpassed the 39.9 made by Romain Dumas with a Volkswagen ID.R. in 2019. In this way, it became the fastest car of any class to go around the track.

This vehicle weighs about a ton and reaches 1,000 horsepower thanks to its two motors, one for each rear wheel. In addition, it adds power due to the presence of a fan, thus configuring a system inspired by the Chaparral 2J of the 1970s and the Brabham Formula 1 of 1978. Located under the car, its function is to push the air backwards, thereby creating a vacuum in the lower part that makes its aerodynamic load more efficient, which reaches 2,000 kilos, and thus improves speed both on straights and in curves.

Thanks to this technology, it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour in 1.5 seconds. In addition, during the test it took 3.1 seconds to complete the first hundred meters uphill and reached 241 kilometers per hour.


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