Remember a while back we heard about McLaren working on a ‘McLaren F1’ type successor called the hyper-GT? Well now thanks to some new information from Autocar, we know it will more powerful than the 903 horsepower P1.
The model is currently codenamed BP23 and McLaren boss, Mike Flewitt, has confirmed a few things for us.
- Production will be limited to 106 units, the same number as the original F1
- All 106 examples have already been sold to customers hand-picked by McLaren
- Customers picked for their loyalty to the brand and how they use their cars
- Suspension and aerodynamics can be optimised for covering long distances quickly and in comfort
- Not aiming at being fastest around a circuit but being an “incredible road car”
- Should not be seen as a replacement for the three-seat F1, but more a homage to it
- Driver’s seat will be a full-sized one and the ones either side of it will be slightly smaller
- The car is being done by the McLaren Special Operations (MSO) division
- Owners told that it will be Coupe only (no other variants planned)
- It will use a version of the twin-turbo 4.0-litre V8 with assistance (Hybrid)
- This new car will showcase MSO’s ability to develop its own models
- Each of the 106 owners will work with MSO for their individual cars
- Dihedral doors will be powered for the first time and extend into the roof, as on the F1
McLaren has not yet confirmed pricing, but sources have indicated that the new car will cost around £2 million when it arrives in early 2019.