It is said that the new “Hyper-GT” is capable of exceeding the 243 mph (391 km/h) top speed previously set by the legendary McLaren F1 road car. The new addition to McLaren’s “Ultimate Series” – which includes the McLaren Senna, P1 and P1 GTR – will be the fastest and most luxurious McLaren ever.Like the McLaren F1 from the late 1990s, it will feature a three-seat cockpit with a central driving position where the driver would sit in the middle with two passengers on each side at the back.
With an electric hybrid powertrain to boost the potential of its V8 twin-turbo engine, the “Hyper-GT” is expected to be more powerful than the already insane 986 hp, track-only McLaren P1 GTR. Here’s an idea of how McLaren’s horses rank in terms of top speed:
|McLaren P1 GTR (Ultimate Series)||362 km/h|
|McLaren P1 (Ultimate Series)||350 km/h|
|McLaren 720 S (Super Series)||341 km/h|
|McLaren Senna (Ultimate Series)||340 km/h|
|McLaren 650 S (Super Series)||333 km/h|
|McLaren 675 LT (Super Series)||330 km/h|
|McLaren 570 GT (Sport Series)||328 km/h|
Although production won’t be due until the end of 2019, all 106 units of the “Hyper-GT” are sold out. Each of them will be personalised to each owner’s taste by McLaren Special Operations (MSO), the division of McLaren Automotive responsible for bespoke customer commissions.