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McLaren's Speedtail not road legal in America

By Faiming_low on 27 Oct 2018

Attached Image McLaren's latest new car, the Speedtail will not be street legal in America and will not be sold there.

The 1036bhp hybrid hypercar, which is also the fastest car McLaren ever produced with a top speed of 403km/h, has been sold out with one-third of the 106 examples going to buyers who will likely ship their cars to the United States.

As reported by Carscoops, McLaren said that it won’t be importing or selling the Speedtail to the U.S. because the Speedtail’s three-seat layout, doesn’t allow for side-mounted airbags which are needed for all new vehicles to comply with U.S. safety regulations.

Attached Image It also doesn't come with normal wing mirrors and instead relies on a camera mounted on the side of the car to projects what beside the car via screen mounted in the cockpit.

That said, the British manufacturer believes that the cars will still make it into the country, but that will be done by the owners themselves under the ‘Show or Display’ legislation.

Under this ruling, certain special vehicles to be imported and exempted from some road regulations. These vehicles can also only be driven up to 4000 km on public roads.

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Written by Faiming_low
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