New McLaren BP23 will be fastest McLaren ever made


New McLaren BP23 will be fastest McLaren ever made

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

Like the F1, the BP23 is meant to be a road auto first and foremost, and as such is referred to by McLaren as a "hyper GT" vehicle.

McLaren's next hypercar, known only by its BP23 codename at present, has been guaranteed a top speed in excess of 243 mph-the top speed of its original road vehicle, the F1. Translation: it will be faster than the original F1, which set a world record with its 243 miles per hour top speed.

The BP23 will hit the highest top speed of any McLaren yet. Whether it will be able to soar past the Koenigsegg Agera's record top speed of 447km/h is yet to be known. As no surprise, all of them have already been sold, with a sticker price of £1.6 million (excluding taxes).

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 Dollars.

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. The company has not yet announced specific technical details, however.

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

And it's a lot closer to ready than we thought; McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt announced at its Palexpo media conference that he expected the auto to make its public debut before the end of 2018, and that it would have a name, like the Senna, rather than a number like the 720S, which will be announced at the same time.



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