Barely Driven McLaren Speedtail Is Going To Auction

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Here's your chance if you didn't get an order in.

Just two years ago, McLaren announced a 106-unit production run of the British specialty automaker's fastest production vehicle, the Speedtail. With so few being built and with a price tag north of $2 million, it was inevitable at least a couple would end up on auction in a matter of a couple of years so owners could profit. We've just seen one sold for a little short of $5 million, and now another is being sold through RM Sotheby's.

This example only shows 30 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging. CarBuzz learned from the selling dealership that "the client decided it didn't fit his current collection anymore and didn't want to turn down an allocation when offered. He also lost a dear friend to Covid-19 and it has caused him to reevaluate life choices, specifically cars."

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RM Sotheby's
RM Sotheby's

This is the 36th McLaren Speedtail built for production and was ordered in late July of 2020 before being delivered to its owner in Philadelphia just a couple of months later. This one arrived with $170,000 worth of options from the factory, including color-matched alloy wheels to the Bespoke Exterior Painted Pinstripes applied to the MSO Heritage Atlantic Blue paint. Also noteworthy is the Gloss Visual Carbon fiber finished front wheels, while the engine cover and brake calipers have been painted black. The three-seat cockpit is trimmed in vintage tan Aniline leather with contrasting stitching and features a Satin Visual Carbon Fiber steering wheel.

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The car offered also comes with a suitcase designed to fit in the front trunk and a serialized lightweight gold-colored titanium tool set. It will go up for sale on January 22, 2021, via RM Sotheby's Arizona. The Speedtail is an incredible car. Its insane 1,035 horsepower and 250-mph top speed match its cornering ability, so we can only hope the next owner drives the car without crashing it rather than just tucking it away as an investment piece. That seems unlikely, though, which is a shame because the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 connected to a hybrid electrical system is the perfect blend of new-school power and cutting edge technology, and a blast from zero to 186 mph in just 12.8 seconds is exactly what it is designed for.

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