DubiCars Exotic Car Of The Week – McLaren Speedtail Review: 1 of 106 Hybrid Hypercars Produced

In 2018, McLaren unveiled a limited-edition hybrid hypercar part of their Ultimate Series, which represents the pinnacle of the brand’s performance and innovation. This car not only was the ultimate in what McLaren had to offer in performance, but it also carried the essence of their famous hypercar the F1.

McLaren made just 106 examples of this hybrid hypercar, making it extremely rare and highly desirable. In addition to the exclusivity, this hypercar also had one of the nicest designs in the brand’s history of cars. Yes, we are talking about the McLaren Speedtail, our pick for this week’s Exotic Car Of The Week series. Not just that, here is 1 of 106 mint-condition Speedtail listed for sale on DubiCars by Al Ain Class Motors.


The McLaren Speedtail traces its roots back to the iconic McLaren F1 of the 1990s. The inspiration for the Speedtail is evident in McLaren’s Ultimate Series, which began with the groundbreaking P1 hybrid hypercar in 2012. Deliveries began in 2020, marking a new chapter in McLaren’s history of pushing the boundaries of automotive engineering and performance. 

Exterior Design

The Speedtail exhibits a highly streamlined and elongated shape, emphasizing its focus on achieving maximum aerodynamic efficiency. The overall design is sleek and fluid, minimizing air resistance to enhance performance. The dihedral doors of the Speedtail are a distinctive feature, opening both upward and forward.

The Speedtail features illuminated McLaren badges on the front and rear, adding a touch of sophistication to the overall exterior design. The wheels of the Speedtail are partially covered to minimize air turbulence around the wheel arches, further contributing to aerodynamic efficiency.

The car features slim LED headlights that accentuate its futuristic appearance. The lighting elements are seamlessly integrated into the overall design. The traditional wing mirrors are replaced by retractable digital cameras that contribute to the aerodynamic efficiency of the car. This particular Speedtail from Al Ain Class Motors features a unique purple exterior paint scheme that accentuates the hypercar’s exterior design.

Aerodynamic Features

The overall teardrop shape of the Speedtail is designed to minimize drag and optimize aerodynamic efficiency. The sleek and elongated design reduces air resistance, allowing the car to achieve its remarkable top speed.

The Speedtail features active aerodynamic elements that dynamically adjust to different driving conditions. This includes a retractable rear aileron and movable flaps that contribute to stability and downforce when needed.

The underbody of the Speedtail is carefully designed to manage airflow and create a “ground effect,” which helps enhance stability and downforce. This is crucial for maintaining control at extremely high speeds.

Interior & Features

One of the most distinctive features of the Speedtail’s interior is the central driving position, placing the driver in the middle and two passenger seats flanking on either side. This design, inspired by the McLaren F1, provides a commanding view of the road and contributes to a more immersive driving experience.

The interior is made of fine leather, Alcantara, and carbon fibre trim is used throughout the cabin, creating a premium and sophisticated look and feel. The Speedail from Al Ain Class Motors features a dual-tone grey and purple interior colour scheme to match the exterior.

The Speedtail features retractable digital screens that replace traditional side mirrors. In the middle, three more displays are offering a ton of information to the driver and passengers.

McLaren offers a bespoke luggage set designed to fit the Speedtail’s luggage compartments perfectly. This set is crafted with the same attention to detail as the car’s interior.

Engine & Performance

The McLaren Speedtail is powered by a hybrid powertrain. It uses a 4.0-litre twin-turbocharged V8 along with an electric motor and a 1.67kWh lithium-ion battery pack. The hybrid powertrain is paired with a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission sending power to the rear wheels.

Max Power1,035hp
Peak Torque1,150Nm
0 to 100km/h3.0 seconds
0 to 200km/h6.6 seconds
Top Speed403km/h

The car features an adaptive suspension system that utilizes sensors to monitor variables such as speed, road conditions, and driver input, enabling the car to automatically adjust the damping rates for optimal ride quality and handling precision. The Speetail also features carbon-ceramic brakes that offer enhanced stopping power.

The McLaren Speedtail is certainly a kind hypercar and a highly desirable collector piece that will only become more appealing in the coming years. It is one of the rare hypercars from McLaren’s staple to feature a curvaceous design which is a quirk in itself. This McLaren Speedtail listed for sale on DubiCars from Al Ain Class Motors is a perfect pick as it is brand new with zero kilometres on the ODO.

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