McLaren Confirms Its Fastest Three-Seater Road Car Ever

McLaren Confirms Its Fastest Three-Seater Road Car Ever

McLaren has teased photos of its next Ultimate Series hypercar, along with a promise that the new model will be the fastest ever produced by the brand.

The McLaren F1 has been the British manufacturer's fastest auto with a 243mph top speed since its introduction in 1992 - but now, 26 years later, that looks set to change.

Drive understands the benchmark goal for the vehicle 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.

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Now officially known by its BP23 code name, the auto will carry a proper name - McLaren's Ultimate Series models are named whereas the more mainstream Sports and Super Series models carry numbers. 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 be the most extreme road auto yet from the Woking based carmaker.

Base plus tax is £1.6-million (about R26-million today), keeping it neatly out of most people on Earth's reach. Only 106 are being made - the same number as the F1 - and all have already been sold. At least one example is expected to hit local roads in 2019. The first copies of the McLaren hypercar BP23 Hyper-GT will have their owners in the next year.

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