Back in November of last year, McLaren confirmed its Special Operations division was working on a "successor" to the company's legendary F1 supercar—complete with the car's iconic three-seat cabin setup. Now, McLaren's boss has revealed the new car—codenamed the BP23—will be the automaker's fastest road car ever.
In an interview with , McLaren boss Mike Flewitt said BP23 would be the "fastest McLaren ever." However, he made sure not to overstep himself. "There are many definitions of fastest," he said. "Could be fastest from 100-200mph… it is very powerful and has very low drag."
Flewitt also made it clear that the BP23 would lean more towards road comfort than out-right lap times. "The BP23 won't be the fastest round a track. It's not a track car. It's a luxury hyper-GT," he said.
He also confirmed the car would use the same 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 engine found in the brand new 720S, and have a lighter, more powerful hybrid system to add power and reduce lag. But that doesn't mean the car is a successor to the F1. Flewitt said that the P1 was the successor to the F1, and that there will soon be a successor to the P1. Perhaps that's the all-electric hypercar McLaren has been working on?
Only 106 examples of the BP23 are being produced, and they've all been sold out. When asked if there would be any further iterations of the three seater, Flewitt shot the notion down. "...there will be no spiders or track versions," he said. "That's it."