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McLaren BP23 will have a higher top speed than the F1

10 March 2018
McLaren BP23 will have a higher top speed than the F1

The F1 iconically set the speed record of 391km/h (243mph) back in the late '90s, with its naturally aspirated V12 engine and six-speed manual transmission.

"We are calling BP23 a "Hyper-GT" because it's a vehicle designed for longer journeys, but with the high levels of performance and driver engagement expected of any McLaren".

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

McLaren has released a few more teaser sketches for its upcoming 'Hyper GT, ' referred to by the development monicker BP23.

Like the F1, the McLaren BP23 will feature a novel three-seat layout that sees the driver sat centrally, ahead of two rear passengers.

Like the F1, the BP23 is meant to be a road auto first and foremost, and as such is referred to by McLaren as a "hyper GT" vehicle. Depositors will get a first peek at the as-yet-unnamed auto ahead of the public debut late this year. There, 106 lucky individuals will see the auto first before McLaren Special Operations begins the customer personalization process ahead of production.

It's already been decided that just 106 examples will be made, each one trimmed and finished to its owners taste by the McLaren Special Operations bespoke division at Woking - and yes, all 106 are already sold, at a cool £1.6 million (R26.25 million) each, before taxes.

The BP23 will carry an as-yet unannounced name, rather than the alphanumerical nomenclatures used by the McLaren Sports Series and Super Series. McLaren said in the announcement it will reveal the BP23's final name closer to its reveal later this year.