World First Review: The McMurtry Spéirling – in the corners – by Henry Catchpole
Henry first sat in the Spéirling at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in 2021, during the weekend it was unveiled to the world.
And today, he releases a world first review: a fan car in the corners, on the Hagerty Media YouTube Channel.
As a motoring journalist and video presenter who has spent the past two decades working with evo magazine, drivetribe, the Intercooler and now Hagerty Media, Henry often is seen reviewing some of the most unique cars on the planet.
Without further ado, please enjoy the video here:
Managing Director Thomas Yates also features to discuss the McMurtry Spéirling PURE. A track car, which will be the first fan car clients will be able to own and enjoy. Further details on this will be revealed later this month.
On first driving the Goodwood Festival of Speed record holding car to 2.83G in a low speed corner, Henry states:
“I’ve never felt anything like that in a car” & “How can human beings do this? But somehow I am. They’ve gone and made it actually accessible.”
The video also features a 0-100mph-0 time acceleration and braking demonstration, which turns out to be a 0-113mph-0 due to the rate of acceleration and reaction times. The result was a 0-113mph-0 time of 6.08s, which teases that a sub 6s 0-100mph-0 time would be possible.
Henry continues to take replicas of the Luffield, Village and The Loop corners from Silverstone, which were painted onto the test facility at HORIBA MIRA by a GPS guided robot, which can precisely replicate tracks to within 2cm accuracy.
As he navigates and slides the car through these corners in quick succession its clear how constant downforce unlocks new realms of very usable performance on track.
Purchase enquiries can be made here: https://mcmurtry.com/speirling-pure/