McLaren BP23 will be the fastest McLaren ever made

New McLaren BP23 will be fastest McLaren ever made

McLaren BP23 'Hyper GT' will beat F1's 243-mph top speed

McLaren is to launch a three-seat hypercar that'll be the spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 - one of the world's fastest and most iconic performance cars.

We've reported earlier that the upcoming McLaren Ultimate Series "Hyper-GT" BP23 will be a seriously fast machine.

The company's CEO, Mike Flewitt, confirmed the accolade at the Geneva motor show on Friday and explicitly said the BP23 "hyper GT" will exceed the 243-mph mark. In a statement, McLaren confirmed the new model will be able to surpass this speed, although it's unclear what the top speed target has been set at. Whether it will be able to soar past the Koenigsegg Agera's record top speed of 447km/h is yet to be known. Also like the F1, just 106 will be built, costing £1.6m, plus taxes - and they're already sold.

Production is due to begin at the end of next year, with every BP23 personalised to each owner's taste by McLaren Special Operations, the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for bespoke customer commissions.

New McLaren BP23 will be fastest McLaren ever made

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

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

McLaren chief executive Mike Flewitt announced at the Geneva Motor Show that a public reveal of the still-unnamed vehicle can be expected this year.

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