McLaren teases new F1 successor

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McLaren has given the world a closer look at its hotly anticipated three-seat hypercar with the release of a new design sketch.

The car, which is inspired by the legendary F1 roadcar from the 1990s, will sit above the P1 in the McLaren range, and is said to be the "most powerful and most aerodynamic road-going McLaren ever produced".

The new 'Hyper-GT' has been given the codename BP23, which stands for Bespoke Project 2 with 3 seats, and will be limited to a run of 106 units – just like the McLaren F1 was – and all of the hypercars have already been snapped up ahead of production.

Like its predecessor, BP23 will feature a central driving position and is likely to produce more than 1,000bhp. McLaren's current flagship, the P1, produces a combined 904bhp with its 3.8-litre V8 engine and electric motor.

BP23 is currently being developed at McLaren Special Operations (MSO), "the bespoke division of McLaren responsible for designing and crafting the luxurious new addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series product family".



Those customers lucky enough to have secured their orders for the new hypercar will work with MSO to select the colours, trim materials and other personalisation options for their new cars.

While McLaren hasn't issued any word on how much the BP23 costs, it wouldn't be a stretch to guess prices will start at well in excess of £1,000,000.

Customer deliveries are expected to begin in 2019.