New three-seat McLaren set to beat F1's top speed

391km/h, 3 seats: McLaren F1's successor is coming

391km/h, 3 seats: McLaren F1's successor is coming

Codenamed McLaren BP23, the firm's next "Ultimate Series" model, is capable of exceeding the 243mph peak speed of the iconic F1. Additionally, he said the hypercar will make its debut this year. New sketches released from the brand show its unique seating layout from above, as well as the driver-focused dashboard with digital instruments. That means it will have a top whack in excess of 243 miles per hour, the vMax of McLaren's iconic F1 supercar.

McLaren CEO Mike Flewitt also confirmed at Geneva that we'll be seeing the new auto in a public reveal before 2018 is out. Every BP23 features some form of personalisation from McLaren's Special Operations Division (MSO).

That's the fact that the new Hyper-GT will be a three-seater.

McLaren will also be adding a race-style transmission, revising the double wishbone suspension, and adding Pirelli slick tires to the vehicle. While the F1 was an out-and-out speed machine, McLaren says the BP23 will be a "hyper GT", meaning it'll be more comfortable and spacious.

If you're one of those lucky 106 owners-to-be - the same build-run size as the F1 - McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will be reaching out to you shortly to customize your particular auto to your undoubtedly particular tastes. "A hybrid powertrain will make it one of the most powerful McLarens yet created, but the auto will also deliver the highest levels of refinement, enabling significant journeys to be undertaken with up to three people aboard". The BP23's production name has yet to be announced, but we know it won't follow the alphanumerical strategy used for lesser McLarens so far. The BP23 name is reference to it being MSO's second bespoke project, and having three seats. In a statement, McLaren confirmed the new model will be able to surpass this speed, although it's unclear what the top speed target has been set at.

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