The bright blue beauty is number 87 of 106 cars produced.
One of only 106 McLaren Speedtails is heading to auction in the next few days and is expected to sell for millions of dollars. Mecum Auctions will have the privilege of presenting this exquisite piece of British engineering to monied car collectors, with the Heritage Gloss Steel-painted example set to fetch an estimated $2.8 million -3 million selling price.
Part of the brand's Ultimate Series, the Speedtail is said to be the spiritual successor of the famed F1 and remains the fastest road car McLaren has ever produced. Courtesy of a twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 with a hybrid motor, the sleek hypercar has an astonishing top speed of 250 mph and can hit 182 mph in a mere 12.8 seconds.
This particular example hasn't spent much time on the road, with 275 miles on the clock. The vivid paintwork is the perfect color for the striking design, accentuating the Speedtail's slippery shape and flowing lines. It's clear that contemporary models such as the 765LT have taken their design lead from this legend.
McLaren was adamant that no two Speedtails would be alike, inviting new owners to personalize the limited-run supercars to their exacting requirements. As such, this particular model boasts a color scheme that mirrors the exterior; the Semi-Aniline Metallic Blue Silver leather upholstery is beautiful, uplifted by a sporting streak in the form of McLaren Orange contrast elements.
Found on the steering wheel, seats, and several other components, the cabin pays tribute to the iconic Gulf racing colors. Like the F1 that came before it, the Speedtail boasts a unique three-person cabin, with either passenger straddling the driver. The central driving position, says McLaren, is said to give those behind the carbon-fiber tiller an unhindered view out of the windscreen.
Those hoping to splurge on this particular Speedtail should know that the vehicle was imported into the United States under a "show or display" exemption and, therefore, can be driven no more than 2,500 miles per annum. Still, that's a small price to pay for Speedtail ownership.
That's probably got to do with the Speedtail's lack of side mirrors; the British supercar utilizes rear-facing cameras instead. Still, what it lacks in rear-view visibility it more than makes up for in sheer attention to detail. Upon closer inspection, you'll notice the machined aluminum badging and the gorgeous Gloss Silver wheels. Up front, the lightweight items boast carbon fiber wheel "speed covers." Sited just behind are the carbon-ceramic disc brakes.
With a maximum estimated price of $3 million, there's no denying it's a lot of money for a car. Then again, it's a veritable bargain when you look at the sale prices of other Speedtail models in recent years. A German-based dealer was asking more than $4 million for this example with 78 miles on the clock. This, the 87th example, will meet its new owner at the Mecum Auctions Indy 2022 event, between May 13- 21. Mecum is no stranger to the Speedtail, selling a yellow-painted example in November 2021.