GRR

Video: Wild electric fan car's 41.2-second Goodwood Hill run

24th June 2022
Seán Ward

Max Chilton said he wasn't pushing. And yet he still did a 41.2-second run in the McMurtry Spéirling on Friday at the 2022 Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard. Either he's telling porkies, or we could be looking at the fastest car we've even seen on the Hill. 

What is the McMurtry Spéirling? It's an all-electric, rear-wheel-drive weapon that uses two fans to suck air out from underneath the car and pull the car to the road. It's ground effect at its finest, because the car doesn't need to be moving and have airflow over the car to generate downforce - in fact with the fans on, even stationary, there's 2,000kg of downforce pressing the sub-1,000kg Spéirling into the tarmac. At 150mph, there's 2,250kg of downforce. Oh, and did we mention it hits 62mph in 1.5 seconds? One point five.

It's a wild, wild vehicle, and watching it do a 41.2-second run in practice makes us very excited to see what it'll do come the Timed Shootout at 15:30 on Sunday.

You can catch all of the action from the 2022 Festival of Speed by watching our live stream.

  • McMurtry

  • Speirling

  • Hillclimb Action

  • Video

  • Festival of Speed

  • FOS 2022

  • Max Chilton

  • Editors Pick

mcmurtry-fos-main.jpg

Festival of Speed

Max Chilton to attempt FOS hill record in McMurtry Spéirling

15th June 2022

mcmurtry-record.jpg

Festival of Speed

Video: 39.08! McMurtry fan car breaks Goodwood Hill RECORD!

25th June 2022

mcmurtry.jpg

Festival of Speed

Video: Wild electric fan car's 41.2-second Goodwood Hill run

24th June 2022

Elevesnes McMurtry FOS 2022 trackside MAIN.jpg

Festival of Speed

Video: This trackside footage of the McMurtry Spéirling is barely believable

25th June

mcmurtry-speirling-pure-main.jpg

Festival of Speed

McMurtry Festival of Speed record-breaker going into production

20th June 2023

festival-of-speed-timed-shootout-2022-video-27062022.jpg

Festival of Speed

Video: Full 2022 Festival of Speed Timed Shootout

26th June 2022

mcmurtry.jpg

Festival of Speed

Video: Record-breaking McMurtry Spéirling returns at the 2023 Festival of Speed

13th July 2023

fastest-runs.jpg

Festival of Speed

Video: The 10 fastest FOS 2022 Hill runs

25th June 2022