About Us

McMurtry operates at the leading edge of technology, working to develop the next generation of automotive innovation.

Our radical vision has led us to revolutionise our ideas of what a car can be, and create a vehicle like nothing the world has ever seen. We constantly strive to escape the boundaries of conventional wisdom and invent ground-breaking new solutions, both for the electric vehicle industry and motorsport. Here, the car of the future meets the thrill of the race.

Our mission to be the future of motorsport informs everything we do, starting with our goal to develop a record breaking track car. McMurtry vehicles demonstrate to the world the superiority of small when it comes to being faster and going further.

This is McMurtry.

Smaller. Faster. Further

Sir David McMurtry and Thomas Yate MD of McMurtry Automotive

McMurtry Automotive was founded in 2016 out of a love for driving and a greater love for racing.

Drawing on the passion and experience of our founder, Irish inventor and businessman Sir David McMurtry, a small but mighty team of engineers works hard to design, build and test the cars and technologies at the forefront of automotive ingenuity.

Nestled in the sleepy Gloucestershire Cotswolds, McMurtry Automotive is anything but.

Committed to raising the bar for electric vehicles, we want to do our bit to shape the future of motorsport. Innovating for ultimate performance in a compact package is a challenge we relish.

History in the making

2016-2017

2016 Birth of an Idea

Founded in 2016 and headquartered in Gloucestershire, McMurtry started small with just a handful of employees. The brief for a powerful concept car was drawn up, with a consistent focus on small.

2017-18 Developing the Concept

In these foundational years the first McMurtry vehicle was designed and built. Throughout the many challenges encountered and overcome, the potential of the concept was evident. But it was in testing the car really shone; the thrill of driving this compact single-seater had to be experienced to be believed.

2019-2020

2019-20 Innovating on a Theme

While the concept vehicle continued to demonstrate the beauty of small with every test, the next steps for McMurtry were in no doubt. A course was set for the stratosphere: motorsport-rivalling performance coupled with the compactness that had been such a success so far – and we called it Spéirling.

Although the coronavirus pandemic presented some unique complications, the team persevered to deliver the blueprints for the new car and start manufacturing the prototype.

2021 Secret Project Revealed to the World

  • Public Debut a Goodwood Festival of Speed July 2021 with demonstration runs by Derek Bell and Alex Summers.
  • Testing and development in the UK – predominantly Castle Combe and Donington Park.
FoS 2021 McMurtry Debut

2022

  • Former F1 driver signed to push on track development to full potential.
  • Testing on Silverstone F1 Grand Prix Circuit to develop unique downforce-on-demand system.
  • Demonstrating current performance starting with competition debut at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2022.
  • Radical updates planned after Goodwood to further outright performance.

The Future

  • Speed and Lap Record attempts at prestigious venues.
  • Road car development.
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