And that ended in a McLaren failure. The legendary British company, the mainstay of Formula 1 racing, which makes some of the best sports cars on the planet, has launched an SUV. Not just an SUV, but an electric SUV.
Rest assured, this is not a zero-emissions competition for the Porsche Cayenne, Bentley Bentayga, Aston Martin DBX or Lamborghini Urus. Absolutely. On the roadside, McLaren still sticks exclusively with supercars. The machine in front of you will line up at Extreme E, in the hands of New Zealander Emma Gilmore and American Tanner Foust.
Extreme E, in case you missed it (forgive you…), is this new single-engine championship opposing electric buggies driven by mixed crews, and featuring Cupra/Abt, Andretti, Ganassi, etc. QEV (with Carlos Sainz Sr), Rosberg (Team Nico), and X44 (Lewis Hamilton).
The action takes place in posh locations that are supposed to highlight the damage already caused by global warming, thus educating viewers (TV) about the issue, with great support from turtle hatchlings and tree farms.
Like all of its little buddies, the McLaren Spark Odyssey 21 generates 550 horsepower on all four wheels, from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.5 seconds. We’ll recognize her by the (obviously) signature orange of Vic Lee, which was revealed in Glasgow as part of COP26 to the delight of Prince Charles (no, he’s not the reserve driver). We’re just waiting for the Extreme E Team Windsor stable.
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