McLaren Details Spiritual Successor To F1

McLaren's 'Hyper-GT' promises to be brand's fastest model to date. 

The British supercar maker announced at the recent 2018 Geneva motor show that its soon-to-be performance flagship will eclipse the iconic F1 road car's top speed of 391km/h. 

Drive understands the benchmark goal for the car will not be a lap time, suggesting it could set new top speed records in the vicinity of 400km/h, or chase the Mercedes-AMG Project One into five second territory for the 0-200km/h dash. 

Codenamed BP23, the hypercar is set to join McLaren's Ultimate Series taking over from the P1 hypercar and sitting above the recently revealed Senna, which is based on the current 720S. 

Just like the F1 the BP23 will feature a 1+2 seating arrangement with a central driving position, but its powertrain will be a more modern interpretation with a petrol-electric set-up like top-shelf rivals like the AMG Project One and Porsche 918. 

McLaren is building only 106 examples – the same as the F1 – of the new flagship.  

Unfortunately all models have been accounted for, despite the price tag of 1.6m pounds plus taxes, which in Australian terms would put it somewhere in the vicinity of $4m after luxury car tax and other costs. At least one example is expected to hit local roads in 2019. 

The new 'Hyper-GT' will break cover later this year, possibly at the 2018 Paris motor show. 

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