McLaren F1 successor to be company's fastest road auto to date


McLaren has announced that its new "Hyper-GT" vehicle, which is codenamed BP23, will have the highest top speed of any McLaren yet with the capability to exceed the 243 miles per hour.

McLaren will finally build a auto that can eclipse the mighty 1990s F1's top speed of 389 km/h.

McLaren is describing the BP23 as a "hyper-GT" auto, suggesting it will have some grand touring ability while also showcasing the outright performance we've come to expect from today's hypercars. Today, McLaren set a top speed target for it: The limited-edition hybrid hypercar will surpass the legendary McLaren F1 from the 1990s.

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

Like the F1, the BP23 will place the driver in a front-and-center position ahead of a pair of passenger seats.

The name, together with the maximum possible speed, will be disclosed nearer to the car's reveal.

Why 106? McLaren will build just 106 examples of the BP23 supercar, and each has already been sold for £1.6 million, or roughly $2.2 million United States dollars. Production is scheduled to begin at the end of 2019, with all examples to be tailor made via the McLaren Special Operations division for added exclusivity.

The BP23 will carry an as-yet unannounced name, rather than the alphanumerical nomenclatures used by the McLaren Sports Series and Super Series.