According to the latest rumor flying off the mill, if the new McLaren F1 flagship pans out, it will again feature a production run of just 64 units to rekindle the first issue of street-legal F1s.
The hybrid and sold-out McLaren P1 has been widely regarded as the successor of McLaren’s legendary F1 model, but it seems there’s further evidence around Woking the company is going to deliver a proper follow-up. The limited-run model will be a direct celebration of the F1 – especially via adopting the iconic three-seat arrangement. British media puts McLaren Special Operations in charge of developing and producing the so-called “hyper-GT” – which should cost a cool £2 million (about $2.61M / €2.37M) when it comes out in 2018.
We should all take this with a healthy pinch of salt, but we’re sure hoping it pans out. If delivered, the new hypercar should pack McLaren’s usual biturbo 3.8-liter V8 and pack more than 700 hp. There’s no electrical assistance in tow though, so the hybrid P1 layout has been ditched in favor of classic internal combustion engine power. The spiritual successor to the F1 will also come with a better power to weight ratio compared to the 650S and will have a top speed of at least 200 mph (322 km/h) – but on the other hand it seems to come with about the same 62 mph (100 km/h) sprint as the long-tailed 675, which has a 2.9 seconds threshold.