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18 February

OV’s Pioneering ‘Volts-Wagon’

It was wonderful to see OV Thomas Yates (W 99-06) recently featured on BBC Points West.

mcmurtry speirling Thomas Yates

Thomas, Managing Director of McMurtry Automotive, has created the first fully electric race car designed, engineered and built in Britain, called the McMurtry Spéirling. The BBC caught up with Thomas and Max Chilton, the McMurtry’s ex-Formula One development driver, while the team was at Castle Combe in Wiltshire to put the McMurtry through its paces.

 

The McMurtry Spéirling is a test bed for new technology, which will be seen in racing cars and even road cars in the future.

mcmurtry speirling Thomas Yates

In his interview, Thomas added, “For those passionate about cars, track capability is essential. The technology we’re developing is intended to filter down to electric road cars that real petrolheads can properly enjoy and will be very track capable.”

mcmurtry speirling Thomas Yates

We’re looking forward to seeing more of the McMurtry Spéirling, and Thomas, in the future. Should Thomas’ work inspire engineering OVs, it might be of interest to know that McMurtry Automotive is currently holding a recruitment drive.

mcmurtry speirling Thomas Yates