McLaren 3-seat 'Hyper GT' to have top speed in excess of 391kph

By CARSIFU | 12 March 2018

GENEVA: McLaren Automotive says the forthcoming "Hyper-GT" will be capable of exceeding 391kph – the peak speed of the iconic McLaren F1

The news followed the announcement by McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt at the Geneva Motor Show press conference that a public reveal of the car can be expected 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, the ‘Hyper-GT ‘, codenamed BP23, will deliver a blend of extreme performance and sporting luxury.

McLaren BP23_March 2018_rear sketch

The entire BP23 production of 106 examples was allocated before the car was officially announced in November 2016. Production is due to start at the end of next year, with every BP23 personalised to each owner’s taste by McLaren Special Operations (MSO).

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.

McLaren BP23_March 2018_three-seat cockpit overview