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This Tiny Cartoon Car Is Bonkers Quick

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New electric cars have made a joke out of 0 to 60 times. Cars like the Tesla Model S Plaid and Lucid Air Sapphire, which are heavy, large, luxury passenger sedans, can hit 60 in just a smidge more than 2 seconds. That makes cars that are insanely quick off the line, like the McLaren 765LT, look pedestrian. Thankfully, there's the McMurtry Speirling, which makes those EV sedans look dog slow.

If you're not familiar, the McMurtry is a tiny electric concept car with wild proportions, a fan to provide downforce, and currently holds the overall record at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb. It looks like something from the mind of Hanna-Barbera, with a single-seat cockpit, a diminutive size, big wheels, and a hulking wing. It was the idea of David McMurty, a billionaire Irish-Englishman who helped develop the engines for the Concorde, among other engineering feats. The company wants to build road and racing models and redefine the hypercar in the next generation.

The main thing? It's beyond quick. Just check the video below (it should start just before the record quarter mile and 0 to 60 times, if not, fast forward to 22:30):