The McLaren F1 successor is nearly here and it's promising to be the British marque's fastest road auto ever, overtaking its predecessor's world record speed of 243mph back in 1992. At the Geneva Motor Show, McLaren confirmed that the new vehicle - codenamed BP23 - will have a top speed above 243mph, meaning it's faster than the peak velocity of its iconic F1 supercar of the 1990s.
Just like the F1 the BP23 will feature a 1+2 seating arrangement with a central driving position, but its powertrain will be a more modern interpretation with a petrol-electric set-up like top-shelf rivals like the AMG Project One and Porsche 918.
Now officially known by its BP23 code name, the auto will carry a proper name - McLaren's Ultimate Series models are named whereas the more mainstream Sports and Super Series models carry numbers.
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The next addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series will be both the fastest-ever and the most luxurious McLaren. Production is due to begin at the end of next year, with every BP23 personalised to each owner's taste by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), a division of McLaren responsible for bespoke customer commissions.
There will only be 106 BP23s made - the same number of F1s produced - with each auto costing $2.82 million plus taxes.
Just 106 examples of the BP23 will be made, although that's not the name the final vehicle will carry.