McLaren F1 successor to be company's fastest road vehicle to date

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Additionally, he said the hypercar will make its debut this year.

Codenamed McLaren BP23, the firm's next "Ultimate Series" model, is capable of exceeding the 243mph peak speed of the iconic F1. Also akin to the F1, the BP23 will be a three-seater, with the driver centered in the auto, and their passengers flanking them. New sketches released from the brand show its unique seating layout from above, as well as the driver-focused dashboard with digital instruments.

Like the F1, the BP23 is meant to be a road vehicle first and foremost, and as such is referred to by McLaren as a "hyper GT" auto. Also like the F1, just 106 will be built, costing £1.6m, plus taxes - and they're already sold.

When the McLaren Senna finishes its production run of 500 vehicles, the Ayrton Senna homage auto will see a track-only version based on the Senna GTR Concept being shown in Geneva. Production will begin in late 2019 and the BP23 name will likely change before production.

McLaren F1 successor to be company's fastest road vehicle to date
McLaren F1 successor to be company's fastest road vehicle to date

That's the fact that the new Hyper-GT will be a three-seater. New technologies for the BP23 are also being trialed such as digital mirror tech that could feature on the final model.

That is, MSO will be reaching out if it hasn't already - after all, you've been waiting a long time: "The entire BP23 production of 106 examples was allocated before the auto was officially announced in November 2016", McLaren said. The auto is the latest in McLaren's Ultimate Series of cars and will be built to excel on the track, though it will likely also be road legal. We know the BP23 will be a hybrid like the P1 and power should come from the 720S' twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8. The BP23 name is reference to it being MSO's second bespoke project, and having three seats.

The BP23 will hit the highest top speed of any McLaren yet.

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