2020 McLaren Speedtail

$149.3M worth of cars at RM Sotheby's Monterey
Thursday, 12 August - Saturday, 14 August 2021
Sale Price
$3,000,000 - $3,500,000
Est. Range
13 August 2021
Sold Date
Lot Number
RM Sotheby's
Auction House
Chassis no. SBM23GDG0LW403081. Blue carbon fiber over blue and black aniline leather. 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 with parallel hybrid system and 1035 system horsepower, McLaren Special Operations roof scoop, MSO contour paint effect, blue wheels, McLaren Orange calipers, five-piece luggage set.

Evaluation: Driven just 396 miles and in new condition in every way. One of 106 built (just like the McLaren F1), and this is serial number 81. Represented with around $540,000 in options and bespoke equipment, not including the $100,000 roof scoop that was available as a post-delivery upgrade.

Bottom Line: Initial Speedtail buyers were pre-selected by McLaren at a starting price in the low-$2M range. The trend lately has been for ultra-exclusive exotic cars like this to get a lot pricier once they hit the wider public market, and the Speedtail is no exception.

This is the second Speedtail sold at public auction and the first, sold at the RM Sotheby’s Arizona auction this January, brought $3,277,500. That’s a similar enough result to this, with the difference being down to mileage and being first to market vs. being second.

by Andrew Newton
26 August 2021

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