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McLaren F1 successor to be company's fastest road auto to date

09 March 2018, 11:46 | Jodi Jackson

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At least 243 miles per hour, indeed, thus exceeding the top speed of the McLaren F1.

Like the F1, the BP23 will place the driver in a front-and-center position ahead of a pair of passenger seats. This means exceeding the top speed of the famous McLaren F1.

Speaking of the reveal, McLaren will host a private debut for customers ahead of its public debut.

It's already been decided that just 106 examples will be made, each one trimmed and finished to its owners taste by the McLaren Special Operations bespoke division at Woking - and yes, all 106 are already sold, at a cool £1.6 million (R26.25 million) each, before taxes.

When the McLaren Senna finishes its production run of 500 vehicles, the Ayrton Senna homage auto will see a track-only version based on the Senna GTR Concept being shown in Geneva.

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That's the fact that the new Hyper-GT will be a three-seater. As with every McLaren, it's also likely to feature dihedral doors.

If you're one of those lucky 106 owners-to-be - the same build-run size as the F1 - McLaren Special Operations (MSO) will be reaching out to you shortly to customize your particular vehicle to your undoubtedly particular tastes.

The company's CEO, Mike Flewitt, confirmed the accolade at the Geneva motor show on Friday and explicitly said the BP23 "hyper GT" will exceed the 243-mph mark.

McLaren has managed to keep most of the details under wraps, since we still don't know what it will actually be called and how much power the hybrid powertrain generates.

McLaren is now accepting "expressions of interest" for the Senna GTR and will begin production when the Senna runs its course, sometime in 2019. In a statement, McLaren confirmed the new model will be able to surpass this speed, although it's unclear what the top speed target has been set at.

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