McLaren BP23 hybrid is a 243+ miles per hour 3-seat Hyper-GT

McLaren BP23 hybrid is a 243+ miles per hour 3-seat Hyper-GT

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. Now, the company is bringing some of that F1 magic back, in the shape of the McLaren BP23 Hyper-GT.

Now codenamed BP23, the new model will sit alongside the Senna in the McLaren range, but unlike that auto it'll be powered by a petrol-electric hybrid drivetrain.

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 vehicle was officially announced in November 2016", McLaren said.

The BP23 will debut later this year and in addition to being the fastest McLaren ever, it will also be the most luxurious.

Codenamed McLaren BP23, the firm's next "Ultimate Series" model, is capable of exceeding the 243mph peak speed of the iconic F1.

Power will likely come from the familiar twin-turbo V8 paired with a stout electric hybrid drivetrain.

No specific details of the hypercar have been released just yet.

A test mule for what will be the brand's "fastest ever model" has also been developed based on the 720S to evaluate different cabin ergonomic options and its unique three-seat layout.

Along with a gas-electric hybrid powertrain, the new BP23 will carry a central driving position flanked by two outboard seats in a V formation, just like its F1 forebear.

McLaren is now accepting "expressions of interest" for the Senna GTR and will begin production when the Senna runs its course, sometime in 2019. No point getting out your credit card, though. Before you ask about buying one, the entire allotment of 106 units was already sold before the BP23 was announced in November 2016. Each will be priced at £1.6m ($2.2m) before tax.



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