Mclaren has finally, after months of public speculation, confirmed that it is in fact working on an F1 successor, releasing a teaser image too. McLaren's words-"McLaren has always done things differently. Today is no exception. Introducing our new three-seat 'Hyper-GT', codenamed BP23".
So yes, the legendary F1's back, but will fill a wider 'GT' role. Think the P1 mixed with a little 570GT, only a lot more luxurious and exclusive(are you listening Bugatti?).
McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt said this: “We are calling BP23 a ‘Hyper-GT’ because it’s a car designed for longer journeys but with the high levels of performance and driver engagement expected of any McLaren.
“A hybrid powertrain will make it one of the most powerful McLarens yet created but the car will also deliver the highest levels of refinement, enabling significant journeys to be undertaken with up to three people aboard.”
It’s described as the “most exquisitely crafted and luxurious road-going McLaren to date”, and its three-seat layout – with the driver in the middle – will be wrapped up in a slender carbonfibre body.
Design work has begun – this teaser shot should tell you it’s far from finished – and all 106 will be tailored to their owners in regards to colour and trim. The BP23’s switchgear, meanwhile, will be unique among the McLaren range.
But here's the part to make you cry- all 106 have been pre-sold already!