A few months back we heard rumors regarding the McLaren F1 successor, which was described as a ‘hyper-GT’. According to AutoCar, the F1 successor will make its debut sometime in 2018.
Nevertheless, the automaker has finally confirmed that the McLaren F1 successor will boast the traditional McLaren F1 3-seat layout making its debut in 2019. It will be a part of McLaren MSO personalization department and will be built in limited numbers.
Codenamed “BP23 (Bespoke Project 2 and featuring three seats)”, the McLaren F1 successor will make use of a carbon fiber body kit to shed some weight and achieve better aerodynamics.
From the rumors, we knew that the F1 successor will carry a V8 engine capable of producing up to 700 bhp, but the press release does not mention anything about the powertrain. However, since McLaren announced to use hybrid engines in 50 percent of its cars by 2022, there is a good chance that the F1 successor will also use a hybrid engine.
The price tag of the car has not been revealed either, but we expect it to cost over £2 million.