The McLaren P1 is (virtually) dead, long live the new king – the spiritual successor of the famed McLaren F1, which has now been teased – though it only arrives in about two years from now, in 2019.
There some great times ahead for McLaren fans – the 720S is coming out – and the British exotic manufacturer is preparing to introduce a completely new flagship performance model, so far nicknamed by the rumor mill as the Hyper-GT. Being F1’s spiritual successor, this one too will have three seats, and enter the lineup as the most powerful and most aerodynamic road-going McLaren ever – simply put, we have a new hypercar triumvirate that will be formed with the Aston martin Valkyrie and the Mercedes-AMG Project One. The McLaren is codenamed BP23 and it’s MSO’s second custom project – it’s a hybrid with three seats developed by McLaren Special Operations (MSO) to be the ultimate road-going machine.
Singled out as the incredible road car” by McLaren chief Mike Flewitt – it will have a full driver’s seat and two smaller, rear seats. “A car designed for long journeys but with the high levels of performance and driver engagement expected of any McLaren,” comments the manufacturer. Just 106 units will be part of the limited production, exactly the same as the McLaren F1, making it even more exclusive than the Valkyrie and Project One.