New McLaren hybrid hypercar will be company's fastest ever


The company promises the vehicle will be its most luxurious and fastest street-legal model yet, exceeding the iconic F1's 243-mph benchmark after two decades. Today, McLaren set a top speed target for it: The limited-edition hybrid hypercar will surpass the legendary McLaren F1 from the 1990s. The sketches also show a return to the iconic three-seat layout with a centre-driving position. While the F1 was an out-and-out speed machine, McLaren says the BP23 will be a "hyper GT", meaning it'll be more comfortable and spacious. "A hybrid powertrain will make it one of the most powerful McLarens yet created, but the auto will also deliver the highest levels of refinement, enabling significant journeys to be undertaken with up to three people aboard". Electric motors will send the engine's output past the P1's already outrageous specs. McLaren is still keeping a few surprises to itself, as the actual top speed along with the BP23's actual name will be revealed closer to the car's unveiling. Before you ask about buying one, the entire allotment of 106 units was already sold before the BP23 was announced in November 2016.

McLaren BP23 overhead sketch
Enlarge Image The BP23 will have a central driving position flanked by two outboard seats just like the F1. McLaren

Production is due to begin at the end of next year, with every BP23 personalised to each owner's taste by McLaren Special Operations, the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for bespoke customer commissions.

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