McLaren recently made it official that its forthcoming ‘Hyper-GT ‘, codenamed BP23, will attain the highest top speed achieved by any McLaren yet. The top speed is said to be higher than even the legendary F1 which is rated at 391kmph.
The news follows the announcement by McLaren CEO, Mike Flewitt during the Geneva Motor Show press conference that a public reveal of the car can be expected this year.
The next addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series will be both the fastest-ever and the most luxurious McLaren. Featuring a three-seat cockpit design with a central driving position – the same layout as the F1 – and a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, BP23 will be the most extreme road car yet from the Woking based carmaker.
The entire BP23 production of 106 examples was allocated before the car was officially announced in November 2016. Production is due to begin at the end of next year, with every BP23 personalised to each owner’s taste by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), a division of McLaren responsible for bespoke customer commissions.
BP23 will carry an as-yet unannounced name, rather than the alphanumerical nomenclatures used by the McLaren Sports Series and Super Series; this name, together with the maximum possible speed, will be disclosed nearer to the car’s reveal.