The British exotic manufacturer is just about ready to reveal in an online feature – on December 10 – the upcoming successor to the P1 hypercar and a model that will battle the AM Valkyrie as well as the Mercedes-AMG Project One.
The successor to the acclaimed hybrid hypercar is also rumored not to become the spiritual homage to the famed McLaren F1, but be part of the manufacturer’s Ultimate Series and also ready to become “the most extreme road-legal McLaren ever,” when it will premiere in front of the worldwide audience of the 2018 Geneva Motor Show next March, Naturally, the entire limited production run has already been spoken for, even though the developers actually focused not on ease of use but track handling prowess. Aside from the intention to deliver new records in terms of lap times, the P15-codenamed hypercar is reportedly making use of an advanced powertrain.
It allegedly consists of the make’s 3.8-liter biturbo V8 massaged for up to 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts), with performance also harnessed from the low weight of 2,866 pounds (1,300 kilograms) and great aerodynamics. There’s also the BP23 project as a second introduction in the Ultimate Series, this one acting as the spiritual successor to the McLaren F1, with the same limited production run of 106 examples and described by the company as “the world’s first Hyper-GT,” making use of a hybrid powertrain.