McLaren will hold the online reveal of the latest vehicle in its Ultimate Series of hypercars on December 10. This successor to the P1 won't have a physical premiere until 2018 Geneva Motor Show in March.
The hypercar codenamed the P15 will be "the most extreme road-legal McLaren ever," according to the company. The designers have eschewed easy use on the street to create a track-focused hypercar for setting world-class lap times. Specifics about the mechanical parts remain hazy, but a rumor suggests the P15 uses a retuned version of the brand's 3.8-liter biturbo V8 with as much as 800 horsepower (597 kilowatts). A weight as low as 2,866 pounds (1,300 kilograms) and fantastic aerodynamic performance would make the most of the engine's power.
McLaren also has a second addition to the Ultimate Series lineup on the way. The BP23 is "the world’s first Hyper-GT," according to the company. This description means it would be a more luxurious vehicle than the P15 for more comfortable long-distance cruising, but the model would still offer impressive performance. There are few engine details other than that the vehicle has a hybrid powertrain.
The BP23 will take some cues from the famous McLaren F1, including a three-seat layout with the driver in the center. It'll also have dihedral doors and a roof-mounted air scoop. The company will limit production to 106 units – same as the F1, and deliveries will begin in 2019 at an alleged price of $2.5 million each.
While neither vehicle is on the road yet, McLaren reports that it already has buyers for the entire production run of both the unnamed hypercar and the BP23.
Date confirmed for online reveal of ultimate track-concentrated McLaren road car
14 Nov 2017
McLaren Automotive, the British creator of luxury sports and super cars, confirmed today at the Dubai International Motor Show that its next Ultimate Series model will be revealed online on December 10, 2017, at 00:01 GMT.
With daily usability sacrificed to give the most intensive driver experience around a circuit, the new Ultimate Series car will be the ultimate track-concentrated McLaren. Designed as the most extreme road-legal McLaren ever, it is the third of 15 new models or derivatives due by the end of 2022 under the McLaren Track22 business plan. It will be delivered ahead of a second future Ultimate Series model codenamed BP23, which aims to be the world’s first Hyper-GT.
Positioned above McLaren’s core Super Series, the Ultimate Series has previously comprised the McLaren P1™ and McLaren P1™ GTR. Like these two cars, the new generation of McLaren Ultimate Series models will be available in strictly limited numbers.
A second image that further hints at the track focus of the car has been issued in the build-up to the December online reveal and is available from cars.mclaren.press. The public debut of the new McLaren is scheduled to place in March, at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show.