McLaren Automotive is on a roll right now with a new model being announced ever so often but this one is something even more special than the Senna. It’s going to be the next addition to the Ultimate Series and will follow the ethos of the legendary McLaren F1. Until now this hyper GT was only referred to as BP23 but now the company has announced its official name – the McLaren Speedtail.
It will have the iconic three-seat layout with the central driving position and will be the fastest road-going McLaren ever built so expect a top speed over 390kph. The Speedtail will be the second hybrid car from McLaren and will be a hyper grand tourer with the global unveiling scheduled for October this year.
Only 106 units (just like the McLaren F1 road car) will be produced and all have already been reserved for a price tag of about GBP 1.6 million plus taxes. These lucky 106 people will get to see the car before anyone else in the world, likely to then start talking personal specifications for each car. The McLaren Speedtail was officially announced back in 2016 and production is expected to begin at the end of 2019 till which point I suspect the boys at Woking will be busy completing the orders for the Senna.
Earlier at Goodwood Fos, McLaren had announced that they plan to have a hybrid only product lineup by 2025 with 18 new models by then including the Speedtail. They’ll be investing approximated GBP 1.2 billion to achieve those targets with a successor to the McLaren P1 near the end of that plan.
You can take a look at the video from the company that teases the new McLaren Speedtail below:
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