Up until now we are only known it by the codename BP23 but McLaren has finally announced the name of its new Hyper GT Car — the Speedtail.
This latest offering from McLaren follows on from the the Senna and P1 series and will be the fastest car that the manufacturer has ever produced at 391kph. McLaren has also stated that it will be the most luxurious, too.
You can check out the reveal video in the tweet below, which gave me strong flashbacks to Imhotep flying around as sand in The Mummy.
Introducing the McLaren Speedtail
Our next Ultimate Hyper-GT
— McLaren Automotive (@McLarenAuto) July 25, 2018
Sadly, even if you have the casual £1.6 million to actually buy one of these presumably beautiful beasts (we only have concept art so far) you can't have one. Only 106 are being sold and they were reserved even before the official announcement back in 2016.
Fingers crossed that we'll get to see this in the flesh at Geneva next year. Or anytime beforehand. Can someone please make this happen? PLEASE.
A quick glance at the speedo in the $1.3 million, 789 horsepower McLaren Senna showed I was knocking on 300 km/h, and quick brain math meant that was nearing 186 mph. My foot stayed planted on the gas. Then at the 200 meter board... I stood on the brakes to make turn one at Estoril. We lost over 100 km/h in no time at all.