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McLaren Hyper-GT quicker than F1

McLaren Hyper-GT quicker than F1

The company's CEO, Mike Flewitt, confirmed the accolade at the Geneva motor show on Friday and explicitly said the BP23 "hyper GT" will exceed the 243-mph mark.

The company promises the auto will be its most luxurious and fastest street-legal model yet, exceeding the iconic F1's 243-mph benchmark after two decades.

The F1 iconically set the speed record of 391km/h (243mph) back in the late '90s, with its naturally aspirated V12 engine and six-speed manual transmission. It will feature a three-seat cockpit design with a central driving position - the same layout as the F1.

Instead, the BP23 will be more of grand tourer, although it will likely produce more power than the P1, which muscled 903 horsepower.

McLaren teases BP23 hypercar

The BP23 will carry an as-yet unannounced name, rather than the alphanumerical nomenclatures used by the McLaren Sports Series and Super Series. Depositors will get a first peek at the as-yet-unnamed auto ahead of the public debut late this year.

Speaking of the reveal, McLaren will host a private debut for customers ahead of its public debut.

The hybrid-powered BP23 will be built by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the "skunkworks" responsible for designing the firm's Ultimate Series cars.

With a price tag of £1.6 million, the entire limited production run of just 106 models was allocated before the auto was officially announced in November 2016.


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