McLaren’s next Ultimate Series hyper GT, previously codenamed BP23, is to be called the Speedtail of which only 106 will be made and all of which have been sold
August 5, 2018
McLaren Automotive has informed the 106 clients fortunate enough to reserve an example of the car they previously knew only as BP23 that it will be named the McLaren Speedtail.
The world’s first hyper GT and McLaren’s next entrant to its Ultimate Series, the Speedtail will achieve the highest top speed of any McLaren yet, with the capability to exceed the 243 mph peak speed of the legendary McLaren F1 road car.
Its design, teased in a series of sketches, will be flowing and highly streamlined, incorporating new materials to facilitate limitless possibilities for tailoring through McLaren Special Operations (MSO).
The next addition to the McLaren Ultimate Series will be both the fastest-ever (in a straight line) and the most luxurious McLaren. Featuring a three-seat cockpit design.
It features a central driving position – the same layout as the F1 – and a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain, the McLaren Speedtail will deliver the unparalleled blend of extreme performance and sporting luxury that befits its status as the ultimate road-going McLaren.
The entire production of the McLaren Speedtail was allocated before the car was officially announced in November 2016.
Production is due to begin at the end of next year, with every McLaren Speedtail personalized to each owner’s taste by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for bespoke customer commissions.