Be warned – the McLaren BP23 is coming! The latest ‘hyper-GT’ car from the iconic British marque has been confirmed at the Geneva Motor Show 2018. Staggeringly, it is set to achieve beyond 243 miles per hour; the top speed of the legendary McLaren F1. McLaren Automotive CEO, Mike Flewitt, confirmed the car during the Geneva Motor Show 2018 press conference. A public reveal of the car can be expected later this year.
The next addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series will be both the fastest-ever and the most luxurious McLaren. Featuring a three-seat cockpit design with a central driving position – the same layout as the F1 – and a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, BP23 will deliver simply staggering performance.
The entire BP23 production of 106 examples was allocated (this is not a car that you simply pick to buy) before the car was officially announced in November 2016. Production is due to begin at the end of next year, with every BP23 personalised to each owner’s taste by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for bespoke customer commissions.
BP23 will carry an as-yet unannounced name, rather than the alphanumerical nomenclatures used by the McLaren Sports Series and Super Series; this name, together with the maximum possible speed, will be disclosed nearer to the car’s reveal.